Space Telescope Science Institute

Universe is expanding 5-9% faster than thought!

Universe is expanding 5-9% faster than thought!

This surprising finding may be an important clue to understanding those mysterious parts of the universe that make up 95 per cent of everything and don't emit light, such as dark energy, dark matter and dark radiation.

Jun 03, 2016, 12:40 PM IST
New Horizons spots methane on Pluto's snowcapped peaks

New Horizons spots methane on Pluto's snowcapped peaks

The data indicates that the location of the bright ice on the mountain peaks correlates almost exactly with the distribution of methane ice.

Mar 04, 2016, 12:07 PM IST
NASA's Hubble breaks cosmic distance record; spots farthest known galaxy in universe

NASA's Hubble breaks cosmic distance record; spots farthest known galaxy in universe

Previously, the team had estimated GN-z11's distance by determining its colour through imaging with Hubble and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Mar 04, 2016, 08:28 AM IST

Jury still out on fate of Comet ISON post `fiery` sun encounter

Scientists are working to determine and to understand the fate of Comet ISON as it moves away from the sun.

Dec 03, 2013, 11:34 AM IST

NASA`s Hubble sees Comet ISON still intact

A new image of the sunward plunging Comet ISON taken by NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope suggests that the comet is still intact despite predictions that it may disintegrate as the Sun warms it.

Oct 18, 2013, 18:17 PM IST