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Distant Dwarf Planet Makemake Has Its Very Own Moon

Researchers working with the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a moon in orbit around Makemake, a distant minor-planet that’s about two-thirds the size of Pluto. Read more...

Hubble's Heir: James Webb Space Telescope's Golden Mirror Unveiled --"The Largest Yet Sent into Space"

The JWST, the scientific successor to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, will be the most powerful space telescope ever built. Scientists from around the world will use this unique observatory to capture images and spectra of not only the first galaxies...

NASA spots small moon orbiting dwarf planet

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope recently discovered a small moon orbiting an icy dwarf planet in the distant reaches of our solar system.         

NASA's new gold-covered telescope will put the Hubble to shame

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

When it is launched in 2018, the James Webb Space Telescope will give astronomers a glimpse at the edge of space and the beginning of time.

Observe the Possible. Experience the impossible.

2 days agoArts : Yanko Design

The precious reward for centuries of astronomy has been spectacular images from the cosmos thanks to space telescopes like Hubble! We’re also being spoiled...

Hubble spots a coal black moon orbiting the shiny red dwarf planet Makemake

The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a coal black moon orbiting a shiny red dwarf planet known as Makemake in the outer reaches of the solar system. The newly discovered moon is estimated to be 100 miles across and it orbits the dwarf planet at a distance of just 13,000 miles. For comparison,...

Trilobites: Makemake, the Moonless Dwarf Planet, Has a Moon, After All

Astronomers found the moon, nicknamed MK2, in an image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Hubble discovers moon orbiting the dwarf planet Makemake

Peering to the outskirts of our solar system, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a small, dark moon orbiting Makemake, the second brightest icy dwarf planet -- after Pluto -- in the Kuiper Belt. The moon -- provisionally designated S/2015 (136472) 1 and nicknamed MK 2 -- is more than 1,300 times fainter than Makemake. Show More Summary

James Webb Space Telescope taking shape

3 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

The James Webb Space Telescope, successor to NASA's hugely successful Hubble, is finally taking shape, on track for launch in 2018

Why Hubble Still Blows Our Minds After a Quarter Century in Space

To celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope’s 26th anniversary in space, NASA released a series of images, videos, and simulations of an object known as the Bubble Nebula. In the main image, a giant star is blowing a cosmic hurricane into space, forming a brilliant halo as it smacks into the chill molecular cloud surrounding its parent star. Show More Summary

Almanac: Hubble Space Telescope

5 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Twenty-six years ago today the Hubble Space Telescope was lifted into orbit on board the space shuttle Discovery

?Almanac: Hubble Space Telescope

5 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

On April 24, 1990, a revolutionary eyepiece to the heavens was lifted into orbit on board the space shuttle Discovery

Beautiful: The Hubble Space Telescope Sees a Star ‘Inflating’ a Giant Bubble [Video]

A detailed look at NGC 7635, also called the Bubble Nebula, by the Hubble Space Telescope. A zoom into the Hubble Space Telescope photograph of an enormous, balloon-like bubble being blown into space by a super-hot, massive star. Astronomers trained the iconic telescope on this colorful feature, called the Bubble Nebula, or NGC 7635. Show More Summary

Hubble images Bubble Nebula to celebrate an eventful 26 years in orbit

Astronomers have selected a dramatic image of the "Bubble Nebula," otherwise known as NGC 7635, to celebrate the 26th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. The gracefully-ageing telescope is still in excellent shape...Show More Summary

This ‘Bubble Nebula’ Looks Like a Giant, Cosmic Jellyfish

New composite image from the Hubble Telescope to celebrate its 26th year in space

Iconic telescope snaps spectacular birthday photo

The Hubble Space Telescope turns 26 and to celebrate its big anniversary, it snapped a jaw-dropping image of the Bubble Nebula

Image of the Day: NASA Honors Prince

Image credit: ESA/Herschel/PACS/MESS Key Programme Supernova Remnant Team; NASA, ESA and Allison Loll/Jeff Hester (Arizona State University) NASA's Twitter account posted this image from the Hubble Space Telescope today, in honor ofShow More Summary

Trilobites: A Hubble Birthday Bubble in Clear View

NASA released a stunning image of the Bubble Nebula in advance of the space telescope’s 26th anniversary.

Hubble's bubble: Space telescope captures gorgeous Bubble Nebula - CNET

Hubble celebrates its anniversary with a new picture of the Bubble Nebula, showing its entire glory in one image for the first time.

NASA shares an incredible video of a star blowing a bubble for Hubble’s 26th birthday

In celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope's 26th birthday, NASA astronomers have highlighted an image of a massive star blowing a bubble into space. The Bubble Nebula, as it is known, sits 7,100 light-years from Earth. DON'T MISS: There’s...Show More Summary

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