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Clear Skies and Water Vapor Discovered on a Distant Planet --"A Significant Milepost" Says NASA

Astronomers using data from three of NASA's space telescopes -- Hubble, Spitzer and Kepler -- have discovered clear skies and steamy water vapor on a gaseous planet outside our solar system. The planet is about the size of Neptune, making...

New Hubble Discovery --Supermasssive Black Hole at Center of a Dwarf Galaxy 1/500th Size of Milky Way

Astronomers using data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and ground observation have found an unlikely object in an improbable place -- a monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest galaxies ever known. “That is pretty amazing, given that...

NASA finds clear skies on exoplanet

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

In a display of interstellar teamwork, NASA’s Hubble, Spitzer and Kepler space telescopes have discovered clear skies and water vapor in the atmosphere of a Neptune-sized planet orbiting a star 120 light years from Earth. According to...Show More Summary

Clear skies on exo-Neptune

Astronomers using data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Kepler Space Telescope have discovered clear skies and steamy water vapour on a planet outside our Solar System. The planet, knownShow More Summary

Dwarf galaxy suggests black holes may be more common than previously thought

Astronomers from the University of Utah, using the Gemini North telescope on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea and images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, have discovered a dwarf galaxy that is the smallest ever recorded with a supermassive black hole at its center. Show More Summary

Stellar find: "Supermassive" black hole in tiny galaxy

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope helps shed light on a monstrous black hole in one of the smallest galaxies known

This supermassive black hole is at the center of one of the smallest galaxies in the universe

Astronomers, using new imagery from the Hubble space telescope, have found a supermassive black hole at the center of one of the universe's smallest known dwarf galaxies, redefining, calling into question some of our theories about how the universe was formed. Show More Summary

Hubble Space Telescope finds smallest known galaxy with supermassive black hole

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

Fascinating news, and this stunning image, from astronomers using data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope: "a monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest galaxies ever known." Read the rest

Hubble helps find smallest known galaxy containing a supermassive black hole

Astronomers using data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and ground observation have found an unlikely object in an improbable place -- a monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest galaxies ever known. The black hole is five times the mass of the one at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Show More Summary

Big surprises can come in small packages

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have found a monster lurking in a very unlikely place. New observations of the ultracompact dwarf galaxy M60-UCD1 have revealed a supermassive black hole at its heart, making this tiny galaxy the smallest ever found to host a supermassive black hole. Show More Summary

Hubble Watches Super Star Create Holiday Light Show

fun video. –Ben Hubble Watches Super Star Create Holiday Light Show December 17, 2013: This festive NASA Hubble Space Telescope image resembles a holiday wreath made of sparkling lights. The bright southern hemisphere star RS Puppis, at the center of the image, is swaddled in a gossamer cocoon of reflective dust illuminated by the glittering […]

A vision of the Universe captured in one single mashup picture

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This blurry abstract painting is the mashup of 100 of the most popular Hubble Space Telescope images, made by Michael West of the Maria Mitchell Observatory. Read more...

Companion star hidden for 21 years in a supernova's glare

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a companion star to a rare class of supernova, known as a Type IIb. The discovery confirms a long-held theory that the supernova, dubbed SN 1993J, occurred inside what is called a binary system, where two interacting stars caused a cosmic explosion.

Hubble helps find hidden supernova companion

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A star accompanying a rare type of supernova in close orbit has been discovered by astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Confirming a long-held theory that the explosion originated in a binary star arrangement, observations...Show More Summary

The Mystery of Europa's Vanished Geysers --"Reaching 200 Kilometers in Height"

In 2013, huge active plumes containing water vapour being released from the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa have been discovered. This sensational find was made using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Europa has been a focus of extraterrestrial research for...

Just look at this majestic image of light and dark in our Universe.

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Just look at this majestic image of light and dark in our Universe. The latest image from the Hubble Space Telescope, it shows young stellar objects, a number of bright stars and a reflection of the nebula known as [B77] 63. Ain't it pretty. [ ESA ] Read more...

'We finally found it': Scientists get first look at 'monster' galaxy forming

Yale astronomers have discovered a new look at the formation of "the Universe's monster galaxies," Phys.org reports, and the results are fascinating. The Yale researchers used data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, ESA's Herschel Space Observatory, and the W.M. Show More Summary

Watch: Galaxies collide in deep space

last monthTechnology : Tech Talk

Animation released by the European Space Agency, including images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope and other telescopes in space and on the ground, shows the collision of two distant galaxies. Light from the collision would beShow More Summary

Hubble stirs up galactic soup

A new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a whole host of colorful and differently shaped galaxies; some bright and nearby, some fuzzy, and some so far from us they appear as small specks in the background sky. Together they appear as kind of galactic soup.

The 10 Most Important Days in the History of the Universe (according to an astronomer)

2 months agoOdd : Neatorama

(Image credit: NASA/ESA) 1. July 4, 1054 -- Day the Sky Got BrighterThis 2005 NASA's Hubble Space Telescope image of Crab Nebula shows the remnant of star's supernova explosion.July 4th was a significant day long before America started celebrating it. Show More Summary

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