hubble space telescope

Space

The Milky Way Ate This Star Cluster Billions of Years Ago

The Hubble Space Telescope snapped detailed images of Messier 75, which is part of the 'Gaia Sausage.'
Becky Ferreira
4.26.19
Tech

Hubble Space Telescope in ‘Sleep Mode’ After Gyroscope Failure

The gyroscopes are some of the most important instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope, but this isn’t the first time they’ve failed.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.8.18
Space

Astronomers May Have Discovered the First Known ‘Exomoon’

A new study suggests that the Jupiter-sized planet Kepler-1625b may host a Neptune-sized moon.
Becky Ferreira
10.3.18
the universe

How Cosmologists Determined That the Universe Is Expanding Faster Than Anyone Thought

The Hubble Space Telescope has produced the most accurate data on the expansion rate of the universe since Edwin Hubble discovered the universe was expanding nearly a century ago.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.27.18
space porn

Start Rolling Your Blunts and Fly Through a Nebula in the Latest Batch of Hubble Space Videos

Watch alien planets evaporate and black holes lurk in this motherlode of videos.
Becky Ferreira
10.24.17
universe

The Expansion of the Universe Appears Faster Than We Thought

The results of a new study are close, but slightly faster than, the generally accepted rate.
Farnia Fekri
1.27.17
stars

The Universe Contains Ten Times As Many Galaxies As Previously Estimated

“It boggles the mind that over 90 percent of the galaxies in the universe have yet to be studied.”
Becky Ferreira
10.13.16
nasa

How to Get an Intergalactic Sun Tan Without Leaving Earth

Ten trillionths of your sun tan is the result of photons made by distant stars and supermassive black holes.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.13.16
Art

A 6,000-Person Tour of the Orion Nebula Lands in Brooklyn

'The Hubble Cantata' offers a unique performance combining virtual reality, science, and classical music.
Francesca Capossela
7.25.16
Canada

Tiny Satellites Are Telling Us About How Super Bright Stars Are Formed

Canada's BRITE mission is studying the brightest stars in the sky.
Elizabeth Howell
5.30.16
videos

This Hubble Video Shoots You to the Center of the Galaxy

Bring a barf bag.
Becky Ferreira
5.3.16
nasa

Hubble's Birthday Gift to the World Is This Trippy Bubble Nebula

The HST turns 26.
Michael Byrne
4.21.16
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