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Hubble to use moon as mirror to see Venus transit

This mottled landscape showing the impact crater Tycho is among the most violent-looking places on our moon. Astronomers didn't aim NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to study Tycho, however. The image was taken in preparation to observe the transit of Venus across the sun's face on June 5-6. read more
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Astronomical forensics uncover planetary disks in NASA's Hubble archive

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 months ago)

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have applied a new image processing technique to obtain near-infrared scattered light photos of five disks observed around young stars in the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes data... Read Post

New Hubble maps of Pluto show surface changes

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (4 years ago)

NASA has released the most detailed set of images ever taken of the distant dwarf planet Pluto. The images taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope show an icy and dark molasses-colored, mottled world that is undergoing seasonal chang... Read Post

Hubble to use moon as mirror to see Venus transit

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 years ago)

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope will study Venus's atmosphere during an upcoming opportunity where Venus is passing in front of the Sun. Hubble cannot look at the Sun directly, so astronomers are planning to point the telescope at the... Read Post


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