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NASA's Hubble telescope finds smiling face among colourful galaxies

The Hubble Space telescope has spotted a formation of galaxies that resembles a smiling face in the sky.

Nov 05, 2018, 11:02 AM IST

Hubble precisely measures distance to globular star cluster

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have for the first time precisely measured the distance to one of the oldest objects in the universe -- a collection of stars born shortly after the Big Bang.

Apr 05, 2018, 11:32 AM IST

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope uncovers 'Icarus', the farthest star ever seen

The Hubble Space Telescope of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has discovered the farthest star ever seen, named Icarus.The enormous blue star is located over halfway across the universe.

Apr 03, 2018, 11:40 AM IST

Arrested development: NASA's Hubble unearths 'relic galaxy' near Milky Way

The galaxy NGC 1277 started its life with a bang long ago, ferociously churning out stars 1,000 times faster than seen in our own Milky Way today.

Mar 13, 2018, 14:17 PM IST

Mysterious shrinking storms of Neptune spotted by NASA's Hubble

Similar to Jupiter's Great Red Spot (GRS), Neptune's storm swirls in an anti-cyclonic direction and is dredging up material from deep inside the ice giant planet’s atmosphere. 

Feb 16, 2018, 12:47 PM IST

Planetary nebula that looks like 'holiday ornament in space'

The nebula, NGC 6326, has glowing wisps of outpouring gas that are lit up by a central star nearing the end of its life, ESA said.

Dec 25, 2017, 17:45 PM IST

NASA's Hubble captures distant galaxies as asteroids photobomb them - See pics

Asteroid trails can be seen across the image as curved or S-shaped streaks. Instead of appearing as one long trail, appear in multiple Hubble exposures that have been combined into one image.

Nov 03, 2017, 11:32 AM IST

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

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

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

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!

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

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 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

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)

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

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

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

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

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