NASA's Hubble identifies 'rare type' of supernova companion star
NASA's Hubble identifies 'rare type' of supernova companion star

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has recently discovered a companion star to a rare type of supernova in close orbit after two decades of searching.

Hubble provides best view of merging galaxies in distant Universe
Hubble provides best view of merging galaxies in distant Universe

Astronomers have obtained the best view of merging galaxies in the distant Universe, which took place when the Universe was only half its current age, with the help NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and other telescopes on the ground and in space.

NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope spots possible `Zombie Star`

A possible ``zombie star`` has been spotted by NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope that may have been left behind after an unusually weak supernova explosion, as revealed by scientists.

Galaxy that acts as cosmic magnifying glass discovered

Using NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have unexpectedly discovered the most distant galaxy that acts as a cosmic magnifying glass.

`Challenges` in quest to find water on Earth-like worlds: Study

A study of unprecedented detail has revealed astonishingly little water on three distant planets, hinting at potential obstacles in the search for Earth-like worlds rich in H2O, astronomers said today.

How supermassive black holes interact with host galaxies

Astronomers have discovered strange and unexpected behavior around the supermassive black hole at the heart of the galaxy NGC 5548.

NASA`s Hubble to begin search for Kuiper Belt object beyond Pluto

The Hubble Space Telescope Time Allocation Committee has recommended using Hubble to search for an object the Pluto-bound NASA New Horizons mission could visit after its flyby of Pluto in July 2015.

NASA`s Hubble captures `most colorful view of the Universe`

NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope has released a comprehensive picture of the evolving Universe - a glimpse of some 10,000 of the 100 billion galaxies spread across space.

Scientists confirm distant galaxy cluster

Researchers have confirmed the presence of an unusually distant galaxy cluster, JKCS 041.

Jupiter`s Great Red Spot `shrinks` to lowest ever measured

Jupiter`s trademark Great Red Spot - a swirling anti-cyclonic storm larger than Earth - has shrunk to its smallest size ever measured.

Scientists uncover planetary disks in NASA`s Hubble archive

Astronomers using NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope have applied a new image processing technique to obtain near-infrared scattered light photos of five disks observed around young stars in the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes database.

NASA to take you 10 times farther into our galaxy

Applying a novel technique that can yield new insight into dark energy in space, astronomers can now precisely measure the distance of stars up to 10,000 light-years away - 10 times farther than previously possible.

24-year-old Hubble now able to measure 10 times furtherer into space

Astronomers have come with a new use of NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope, even though it is 24 years old.

India to launch Astrosat in 2015

After the successful launch of Mars Orbiter and two navigation satellites, India is developing an astronomical satellite- Astrosat. This satellite will be used to study stars and other celestial bodies and is expected to launch in 2015.

Closest `standard candle` supernova of nearby galaxy observed in decades

Less than 12 million light-years away, the Supernova 2014J in the nearby galaxy M82, which exploded on January 14, 2014, was the closest "standard candle" supernova in 42 years.

Hubble clicks pic of mysteriously disintegrating asteroid

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has clicked the never-before-seen break-up of an asteroid, which has fragmented into as many as ten smaller pieces.

NASA`s Hubble telescope measures rotation rate of galaxy

Astronomers for the first time have precisely measured the rotation rate of a galaxy based on the clock-like movement of its stars.

NASA probe gets 360-degree view of Saturn`s auroras

NASA trained several pairs of eyes on Saturn as the planet put on a dancing light show at its poles.

Elements come together for next big telescope: NASA

All the pieces of the most powerful space telescope ever are ready for assembly at NASA, the US space agency said Monday.

Now, you too can become a planetary nursery finding `detective`

NASA has begun inviting the public to help astronomers discover embryonic planetary systems hidden among data from the agency`s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission through a new website,