Our Universe Has Trillions of Galaxies, 10 Times More Than Thought, Hubble Study Shows
A new study using the Hubble Space Telescope and other telescopes has increased the estimate of galaxies in the Universe ten fold. It was previously estimate...
Hubble Images Water Plumes on Europa: Life Possible
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took direct ultraviolet images of the icy moon Europa transiting across the disk of Jupiter.
Hubble Captures The Beating Heart Of The Crab Nebula
Peering deep into the core of the Crab Nebula, this close-up image reveals the beating heart of one of the most historic and intensively studied remnants of a supernova — an exploding star.
NASA Approves Five More Years For Hubble Space Telescope
Extra funds for the world’s most famous observatory mean it will be able to work in tandem with its upcoming successor, the James Webb Space Telescope
The Hottest White Dwarf In The Galaxy
Astronomers at the Universities of Tübingen and Potsdam have identified the hottest white dwarf ever discovered in our Galaxy. With a temperature of 250,000 degrees Celsius, this dying star at the o...
Hubble View: Smoke Ring for a Halo
Two stars shine through the center of a ring of cascading dust in this image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The star system is named DI Cha, and while only two stars are apparent, it is...
Hubble Spots Mother Lode Of 250 Ancient Tiny Galaxies
Scientists are getting a peek into the early days after the big bang thanks to Hubble's discovery of a large collection of dwarf galaxies. The Hubble Space Telescope has been in operation since 1990 a...
Amazing Jupiter Video Shows Slowing Shrinkage Of The Great Red Spot
Jupiter's trademark Great Red Spot may be shrinking, but it's not going down without a fight. Amazing new maps of the Jupiter by the Hubble Space Telescope reveal that the Great Red Spot, a massive st...
Never-Before-Seen Speedy Ripples Racing Around Young Star Baffle Astronomers
Astronomers studying the potential formation of new planets around the AU Microscopii red dwarf star discovered strange wavelike arches racing away from the star at great speeds. The space event was f...
New Research Explores Why The Universe Is Dying
A study by the Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) project measured energy output of more than 200,000 galaxies. The findings show the galaxies are half as strong as they were 2 billion years ago. Scienti...
Hubble Observes One Of A Kind Star Nicknamed “Nasty”
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered surprising new clues about a hefty, rapidly aging star whose behavior has never been seen before in our Milky Way galaxy. In fact, the st...
New Record! Astronomers Nail Down Distance To The Earliest Galaxy Yet
A team of astronomers peering deep into the heavens has discovered the earliest, most distant galaxy yet, spotted a record-breaking 670 million years from the big bang. The findings, described in Astr...
Hubble Space Telescope turns 25
NASA celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Telescope and is busy building its newer model. It's up there right now -- flying about 340 miles over the Earth and circling us every 97 minutes. It...
Expect the Unexpected
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most powerful scientific instruments ever conceived. Hubble’s most important discoveries have provided answers to questions that astronomers did not yet kno...
Top 10 Hubble Images As The Famous Telescope Turns 25
“The Butterfly Nebula shows what happens to a star at the end of its life, when it loses all of its gas and dust to its surroundings. Not only is this a reminder to the eventual fate of our own Sun an...
Eerie Green Space Clouds Glow in New Hubble Photos
The eight objects betray the past presence of quasars, the most luminous objects in the universe, whose powerful beams of radiation lend the clouds their ethereal glow, researchers said.
High Speed Photometer
The High Speed Photometer (HSP) was a scientific instrument installed on the Hubble Space Telescope. The HSP was designed to measure the brightness and polarity of rapidly varying celestial objects. I...
Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer
ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) is a Japanese sensor which is one of five remote sensory devices on board the Terra satellite launched into Earth orbit by NASA i...
Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer - Wikipedia
James Webb Space Telescope
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), previously known as Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST), is a planned space observatory scheduled to launch in October 2018. The JWST will offer unprecedented...
James Webb Space Telescope - Wikipedia
HST events
HST events, things of interest related to the Hubble Space Telescope, chronologically.
HST events - Wikipedia
O/OREOS
The O/OREOS (Organism/Organic Exposure to Orbital Stresses) nanosatellite is a 5.5-kilogram (12 lb) automated laboratory approximately the size of a loaf of bread that contains two separate astro...
O/OREOS - Wikipedia
AFP-675
AFP-675 (Air Force Program-675) was a Space Shuttle experiment package that was carried into orbit on Discovery as part of STS-39.AFP-675 consisted of six experiment packages mounted on a pallet in th...
AFP-675 - Wikipedia
Scientific research on the International Space Station
Scientific research on the International Space Station is a collection of experiments that require one or more of the unusual conditions present in low Earth orbit. The primary fields of research incl...
Scientific research on the International Space Station - Wikipedia
Hubble Space Telescope
On August 11th, 2008 the Hubble Telescope hit the 100000 orbit mark! Since its launch in April of 1990 the Hubble Space Telescope has been traveling at 5 mi...
Long Duration Exposure Facility
NASA's Long Duration Exposure Facility, or LDEF, was a school bus-sized cylindrical facility designed to provide long-term experimental data on the outer space environment and its effects on space sys...
Long Duration Exposure Facility - Wikipedia
Insect Habitat
The Insect Habitat was a science payload intended for the International Space Station as part of the Space Station Biological Research Program (SSBRP). The project was put on hold when Space Shuttle f...