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Taking up most of the image, is a multi-colored nebula in shades of blue, pink, yellow, orange, purple, and white. It appears as two translucent orbs attached by a white band.

Hubble Celebrates 34th Anniversary with a Look at the Little Dumbbell Nebula

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In celebration of the 34th anniversary of the launch of NASA’s legendary Hubble Space Telescope on April 24, astronomers took a snapshot…

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A spiral galaxy, seen face-on to the viewer. The bright center of the galaxy is crossed by a glowing bar, and it is surrounded by tightly wound spiral arms, forming a circular shape with relatively clear edges. Faraway galaxies are visible around it, along with a few bright stars, on a dark background. One star to the right of the galaxy is very large and extremely bright with long diffraction spikes.

Hubble Captures a Bright Galactic and Stellar Duo

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This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features NGC 3783, a bright barred spiral galaxy about 130 million light-years from Earth…

Article5 days ago
A spiral galaxy seen nearly face-on. The disk holds many tightly wound spiral arms. They contain small strands of reddish dust, near the center. On the left side, the disk features glowing patches of star formation. The whole right side, and part of the center, is obscured by a large cloud of dark grey gas which crosses the image.

Hubble Spots a Galaxy Hidden in a Dark Cloud

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The subject of this image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is the spiral galaxy IC 4633, located 100…

Article2 weeks ago
Cover image of the Hubble Focus: Dark Universe e-book. Black background with a galaxy cluster that is superimposed with a blue-white haze that indicates the location of dark matter. Top of the image holds the phrase, "Hubble Focus." The "o" in focus is Hubble as we look down the tube of the telescope.

NASA’s New Hubble E-Book Spotlights Universe’s Best-Kept Dark Secrets

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NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope team has released a new downloadable e-book in the Hubble Focus series, called “Hubble Focus: The…

Article3 weeks ago
A large spiral galaxy with a smaller neighboring galaxy. The spiral galaxy is wide and distorted, with colorful dust. Its companion lies close by, at the end of a spiral arm, to the lower left. A long, faint tail of stars reaches up from the right side of the spiral galaxy to the top of the image. Several small, distant galaxies are visible in the background, along with one bright star in the foreground.

Hubble Peers at Pair of Closely Interacting Galaxies

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This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features Arp 72, a very selective galaxy group that only includes two…

Article3 weeks ago
The class of 2024 NHFP Fellows are shown in this photo montage (top to bottom, left to right): The Hubble Fellows (seen in the red hexagons) are: Michael Calzadilla, Sanskriti Das, Yue Hu, Wynn Jacobson-Galan, Madeleine McKenzie, Jed McKinney, Andrew Saydjari, Peter Senchyna, Raphael Skalidis and Adam Smercina. The Einstein Fellows (seen in the blue hexagons) are: Vishal Baibhav, Jordy Davelaar, Alexander Dittmann, Cristhian Garcia Quintero, Amelia (Lia) Hankla and Keefe Mitman. The Sagan Fellows (seen in green hexagons) are: Jaren Ashcraft, Kiersten Boley, Cheng Han Hsieh, Rafael Luque, Sarah Moran, Shangjia Zhang, Lily Zhao and Sebastian Zieba.

NASA Awards Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2024

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The highly competitive NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP) recently named 24 new fellows to its 2024 roster. The program fosters…

Article3 weeks ago
A spherical collection of stars fills the image. The stars merge into a bright, bluish core at image center and form a sparse band around the core and out to the edges of the image. A few stars lie in front of the cluster, with visible diffraction spikes. The background is dark black.

Hubble Finds a Field of Stars

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This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a globular cluster called NGC 1651. Like another recent globular cluster…

Article4 weeks ago
A dark cloud of gas and dust sits along the top half of the image. The cloud is illuminated by a bright-white star below it and just to the right of image center. Another bright object, looking like a bright, vertical disk bisected by a dark cloud, sits just to the right of the main cloud and above and to the right of the bright-white star. A jet of bright, turquoise light streams to the left and right from each side of the vertical disk-like object. A section of the jet, to the left, appears to be hidden behind the dark cloud, but emerges from the cloud left of image center. The background is black with rusty hues near the bright-white star.

Hubble Sees New Star Proclaiming Presence with Cosmic Lightshow

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Jets emerge from the cocoon of a newly forming star to blast across space, slicing through the gas and dust…

Article1 month ago
An irregular galaxy with a large central body of dull-colored stars and distorted arms around it. Brightly glowing pink areas where stars are forming dot the arms, along with bluish gas that is brighter than the galactic core. Two large arms flank the left and right of the body, and smaller streams of stars emerge from the top. Other distant galaxies are visible on the edges of the image.

Hubble Spots the Spider Galaxy

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This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the gauzy-looking celestial body UGC 5829, an irregular galaxy that lies…

Article1 month ago
This artist's concept shows a brown dwarf, an object more massive than a planet but smaller than a star. The dwarf is a cherry-red sphere. It has horizontal stripes of various shades of red that are cloud bands. In the dark background there are myriad stars that are inside our Milky Way galaxy.

NASA’s Hubble Finds that Aging Brown Dwarfs Grow Lonely

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It takes two to tango, but in the case of brown dwarfs that were once paired as binary systems, that…

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A distorted dwarf galaxy, obscured by dust and by bright outbursts caused by star formation, floats roughly in the center. Tendrils of gas stretch up from the plane of the galaxy. A few distant galaxies are visible in the background around it, many as little spirals, and also including a prominent elliptical galaxy. A bright star hangs above the galaxy in the foreground, marked by cross-shaped diffraction spikes.

Hubble Views a Galaxy Under Pressure

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This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows LEDA 42160, a galaxy about 52 million light-years from Earth in the constellation…

Article1 month ago
A side-by-side image showing both faces of Jupiter on the black background of space. At the top, left corner of the left-hand image is the label Jupiter. Centered at the bottom is the label "January 5, 2024." Jupiter is banded in stripes of brownish orange, light gray, soft yellow, and shades of cream, punctuated with many large storms and small white clouds. The largest storm, the Great Red Spot, is the most prominent feature in the left bottom third of this view. To its lower right is a smaller reddish anticyclone, Red Spot Jr. On the right-hand image, centered at the bottom is the label "January 6, 2024." This opposite side of Jupiter is also banded in stripes of brownish orange, light gray, soft yellow, and shades of cream, with many large storms and small white clouds punctuating the planet. At upper right of center, a pair of storms appear next to each other: a deep-red, triangle-shaped cyclone and a reddish anticyclone. Toward the far-left edge of this view is Jupiter's tiny orange-colored moon Io.

Hubble Tracks Jupiter’s Stormy Weather

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The giant planet Jupiter, in all its banded glory, is revisited by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in these latest images,…

Article1 month ago
A spiral galaxy with a small bar of bright-white stars at its core. Two main spiral arms extend outward from each end of the bar. They appear to fork into multiple branches beyond the galaxy's core. The spiral arms have a lavender hue. Bright-white and bright-red stars dot the galaxy. Reddish-brown dust lanes line the inner curves of the spiral arms.

NASA’s Webb, Hubble Telescopes Affirm Universe’s Expansion Rate, Puzzle Persists

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NASA’s Hubble and James Webb Space Telescope have tag-teamed to produce definitive measurements of the universe's expansion rate.

Article1 month ago
A broad spiral galaxy is seen edge-on, so that its spiral arms can’t be seen. Visible dust and stars trace the disk of the galaxy, surrounded by a glowing halo above and below. The color of the galaxy changes smoothly between the outer disk at the ends and the bulge in the center. A few bright stars surround the galaxy on a dark background.

Hubble Sees a Spiral Galaxy Edge-On

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This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows NGC 4423, a galaxy that lies about 55 million light-years away in the constellation Virgo.…

Article2 months ago
Two side-by-side images of the same region of space. Superimposed on each is a simple, white line drawing of a telescope. Left: Drawing of the Hubble Space Telescope on a Hubble image showing numerous stars and a hazy blue to brown cloud of gas and dust. Right: Drawing of the Webb Space Telescope on a Webb image showing numerous stars and a pinkish yellow to brown cloud of gas and dust. The Webb image shows a more filamentous and billowy structure. There is no clear boundary between the two images.

What Are Hubble and Webb Observing Right Now? NASA Tool Has the Answer

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It’s not hard to find out what NASA’s Hubble and James Webb space telescopes have observed in the past. Barely…

Article2 months ago

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Image taken of the 1990 deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble, bright and silver, reflects the Earth below, on either side of Hubble there are two golden solar arrays. At the bottom of the picture you can see the body of the Space Shuttle Discovery as well as the grapple arm letting go of Hubble.
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The top portion of the Hubble Space Telescope is backdropped against dark space, just after the Space Shuttle Columbia used its 50-foot-long robotic arm to lower the telescope into its cargo bay on March 3, 2002 as part of Servicing Mission 3B. Follow Hubble's social media to get such historical information, the latest science releases, the newest images, and more.
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