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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a white dwarf star that is cannibalizing debris from the system's inner and outer reaches. It is the first time researchers have found a white dwarf star that is feeding off both rocky-metallic and icy material, the ingredients of planets. Astronomers used archival data... Read more...
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope continues to deliver, by providing the first direct evidence of a lone black hole in interstellar space. Up until now, all black hole masses have been "inferred statistically", through interactions in binary systems, or in the cores of galaxies. As the James Webb Space Telescope nears... Read more...
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope continues to capture images ahead of the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The 3D-Dash program is a high resolution survey that will allow researchers to locate rare objects and targets for JWST once it becomes fully operational. Hubble began its journey collecting... Read more...
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured a tempestuous gravitational dance between two companion galaxies. NGC 3226 and NGC 3227, together known as Arp 94, are located somewhere between 50 and 60 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation Leo. Hubble continues to send back stunning images ahead of the... Read more...
One of the latest images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures the central region of a gigantic elliptical galaxy located around 100 million light-years from Earth. Galaxy NGC 474 has a mysterious series of complex shells that surround its core, but astronomers have a theory of what they might be. Elliptical... Read more...
NASA has produced an eerie sonification from the black hole at the center of the Perseus galaxy cluster, and it sounds like it belongs in a Stephen King inspired flick. The release of the sonification is part of NASA's Black Hole Week this year. The black hole at the center of the Perseus galaxy cluster has been... Read more...
Hubble has provided the imagery necessary to identify a black hole that is growing at a breakneck speed in the early universe. Astronomers believe that it could be the "missing link" between young star-forming galaxies and the first supermassive black holes. Until recently, a supermassive black hole, known as... Read more...
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has confirmed the largest icy comet nucleus ever detected by astronomers. The comet's nucleus is larger than the state of Rhode Island, to put its size into perspective. The gargantuan comet, C/2014 UN271 (Bernardinelli-Bernstein) has a nucleus that is approximately 50 times larger... Read more...
Hubble is still capturing breathtaking photos of distant galaxies, as it sends back an incredible image of a supermassive black hole 110 million light-years from Earth. The image captures tendrils of dark dust interweaving across the heart of galaxy NGC 7172. The Hubble Space Telescope continues to take incredible... Read more...
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured evidence of a Jupiter-like protoplanet forming through an “intense and violent” process. The discovery seems to support a highly argued theory for how a planet like Jupiter forms, called “disk instability.” Planets are created from material that originated in a... Read more...
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured an infant star as it pitched a tantrum that sent an outburst of energy across the expanse of space. The energetic outburst consisted of an incandescent jet of gas travelling at supersonic speeds. As scientist continue to await the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to complete... Read more...
The European Space Agency (ESA) has shared a spectacular photo of NGC 1705, a dwarf galaxy situated 17 million light years from Earth in the southern constellation Pictor. Taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the image shows that is described as a "cosmic oddball" after undergoing a spate of star formation... Read more...