Hubble Space Telescope

NASA's Hubble uses its powerful gaze to study the source of gravitational waves

NASA's Hubble uses its powerful gaze to study the source of gravitational waves

Many observatories, including space telescopes, probed the suspected location of the source, and within about 12 hours several spotted their quarry.

Oct 18, 2017, 09:53 AM IST
Hubble telescope spots farthest active inbound comet

Hubble telescope spots farthest active inbound comet

Slightly warmed by the Sun, it has already begun to develop a fuzzy cloud of dust over 100,000 kilometres wide, called a coma, enveloping a tiny, solid nucleus of frozen gas and dust.

Sep 30, 2017, 14:13 PM IST
NASA's Hubble spies on cool galaxy with a hot corona! - See pic

NASA's Hubble spies on cool galaxy with a hot corona! - See pic

At 150 million light-years from Earth, astronomers highlighted NGC 6753 as one of only two known spiral galaxies that were both massive enough and close enough to permit detailed observations of their coronas.  

Sep 25, 2017, 12:49 PM IST
Two-in-one! NASA's Hubble spots 'unusual' binary asteroid with features of a comet

Two-in-one! NASA's Hubble spots 'unusual' binary asteroid with features of a comet

Hubble was used to image the asteroid in September 2016 just before the asteroid made its closest approach to the Sun. 

Sep 21, 2017, 12:49 PM IST
NASA's Hubble spots a 'hot Jupiter-like' blistering, pitch-black exoplanet!

NASA's Hubble spots a 'hot Jupiter-like' blistering, pitch-black exoplanet!

This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere.

Sep 16, 2017, 11:48 AM IST
Have astronomers found the first exomoon beyond our solar system? - Read

Have astronomers found the first exomoon beyond our solar system? - Read

The Kepler Space Telescope finds planets by watching them pass in front of their stars, causing a dip in the stars’ light. The new potential moon was found in the same way – as a moon orbits its planet, it leads to an extra fall in the starlight coming from behind.

Jul 28, 2017, 09:53 AM IST
NASA's Hubble captures Mars' tiny moon Phobos photobombing the Red Planet! - Watch video

NASA's Hubble captures Mars' tiny moon Phobos photobombing the Red Planet! - Watch video

NASA says that Hubble wasn't aiming for Phobos, but its observations were intended to photograph Mars, and the moon's cameo appearance was a bonus.

Jul 21, 2017, 09:55 AM IST
Astrosat, Chandra and Hubble jointly detect massive cosmic explosion

Astrosat, Chandra and Hubble jointly detect massive cosmic explosion

Three space-based observatories Astrosat, Chandra, Hubble Space Telescope and a ground-based observatory HARPS have simultaneously detected a massive coronal explosion on the nearest planet-hosting star 'Proxima Centauri', a top scientist revealed here on Wednesday.

Jul 20, 2017, 00:08 AM IST
NASA's Hubble spots a challenging cosmic target – the 'Hidden Galaxy'! (See pic)

NASA's Hubble spots a challenging cosmic target – the 'Hidden Galaxy'! (See pic)

IC 342, as the galaxy is also known, is bright and sits near the equator of the Milky Way’s galactic disk, where the sky is thick with glowing cosmic gas, bright stars, and dark, obscuring dust.

Jul 08, 2017, 09:55 AM IST
NASA's Hubble spots clumps of new stars in lensed galaxy

NASA's Hubble spots clumps of new stars in lensed galaxy

By applying a new computational analysis to a galaxy magnified by a gravitational lens, astronomers have obtained images 10 times sharper than what Hubble could achieve on its own.

Jul 07, 2017, 09:08 AM IST
Astronomers use Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity to measure mass of star

Astronomers use Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity to measure mass of star

Researchers measured the mass of a white dwarf star by analysing how much it bent the light of a more distant star, just as Einstein asserted could be done more than a century ago, as per Efe news report.

Jun 08, 2017, 22:48 PM IST
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures Universe's brightest galaxies

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures Universe's brightest galaxies

The galaxy images revealed a tangled web of misshapen objects punctuated by exotic patterns such as rings and arcs.

Jun 07, 2017, 23:40 PM IST
Collapsing star mysteriously reborn as black hole, reveal NASA's Hubble and Spitzer images

Collapsing star mysteriously reborn as black hole, reveal NASA's Hubble and Spitzer images

As the astronomers looked for remnants of the vanquished star, they found that it disappeared out of sight with a whimper instead of a bang.

May 26, 2017, 11:16 AM IST
NASA's Hubble triumphs again, discovers moon orbiting solar system's third-largest dwarf planet!

NASA's Hubble triumphs again, discovers moon orbiting solar system's third-largest dwarf planet!

 The team uncovered the moon in archival images of 2007 OR10 taken by the Hubble Telescope.

May 19, 2017, 13:26 PM IST
NASA's Hubble telescope captures galaxy duo by the 'Hare'

NASA's Hubble telescope captures galaxy duo by the 'Hare'

NASA has released a beautiful image of the unusual galaxy IRAS 06076-2139, found in the constellation Lepus (The Hare).

May 13, 2017, 00:51 AM IST
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope spots bright shining lizard star

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope spots bright shining lizard star

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a beautiful image of a galaxy named NGC 7250.

Apr 28, 2017, 23:43 PM IST
27 years of Hubble: NASA celebrates with two stunning spiral galaxies! - See pic

27 years of Hubble: NASA celebrates with two stunning spiral galaxies! - See pic

This starry pair offers a glimpse of what our Milky Way galaxy would look like to an outside observer.

Apr 21, 2017, 11:37 AM IST
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures starbursts in Virgo

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures starbursts in Virgo

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a beautiful image of starbursts in Virgo.

Apr 15, 2017, 10:53 AM IST
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope spots auroras on Uranus

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope spots auroras on Uranus

The US space agency NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured auroras on the Uranus.

Apr 11, 2017, 20:32 PM IST
NASA revealing 'big discoveries' about ocean worlds this week – When, how to watch it Live

NASA revealing 'big discoveries' about ocean worlds this week – When, how to watch it Live

NASA will discuss new findings about ocean worlds in our solar system from the agency's Saturn probe Cassini spacecraft and the Hubble Space Telescope at a new conference on Thursday, April 13, at 2 p.m. EDT (11.30 p.m. India time).

Apr 11, 2017, 12:54 PM IST