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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

NASA's Hubble captures dazzling image with 15,000 galaxies including 12,000 forming stars

In one of the largest panoramic views of star birth, astronomers using the ultraviolet vision of NASA's Hubble space telescope have assembled an image that features approximately 15,000 galaxies, about 12,000 of which are forming stars.

Aug 17, 2018, 17:33 PM 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

NASA telescopes provide 3D journey through Orion Nebula

The three-minute movie, which shows the Orion Nebula in both visible and infrared light, helps audiences explore fundamental questions about the universe.

Jan 15, 2018, 14:10 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

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

TRAPPIST-1 planets may still have water, finds Hubble

To estimate whether there might be water on the seven earth-sized planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1, the astronomers used observations from the Hubble Space Telescope – a project of international cooperation between European Space Agency and NASA.

Sep 02, 2017, 16:39 PM IST

In a first, Hubble detects hot exoplanet with glowing water atmosphere

Scientists have discovered glowing water molecules in the atmosphere of a planet outside our solar system.

Aug 03, 2017, 13:04 PM 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

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 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

When did Milky Way's black hole have its final meal? Team led by Indian-origin scientist has the answer!

What the snacks consisted of is somewhat unclear.

Apr 09, 2017, 22:32 PM IST

Jupiter's close-up – Great Red Spot included - captured by NASA's Hubble will take your breath away!

The telescope has played the role of astronomers' and scientists' third eye, often digging out information that was least expected.

Apr 07, 2017, 00:41 AM IST

NASA's Hubble spies on atmosphere of white dwarf being polluted by enormous comet-like object for the first time!

With a chemical composition similar to Halley's comet, the object is 100,000 times more gigantic and contains water, the amount of which is much higher.

Feb 09, 2017, 22:27 PM IST

Hubble spots beautiful spiral galaxy that presents an interesting puzzle – See pic!

The galaxy, which is known as RX J1140.1+0307 and is in the Virgo constellation, presents an interesting puzzle. 

Jan 14, 2017, 11:56 AM IST

Possible planet indulging in 'shadow play' is Hubble's latest discovery!

A brightness in the disk that changed with position became the first evidence of the phenomenon.

Jan 09, 2017, 21:33 PM IST

Hubble charts road map for NASA probes'' interstellar trip

"Hubble gives context to what each Voyager is passing through," said study leader Seth Redfield of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, US. 

Jan 07, 2017, 16:48 PM IST