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Mind-Bending 4K Video of the Andromeda Galaxy: The Largest Photo Ever Taken

YouTube You'll leave this video with a sense of how unimaginably vast the universe is. This isn't CGI, and it isn't animation, it's the largest photograph of the universe ever taken by the Hubble Space Telescope -- and it's just a small portion of the Andromeda Galaxy, our nearest galactic neighbor. Watch...

Hubble captures sharpest ever image of Andromeda

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

NASA has released a stunning panoramic mosaic of our closest galactic neighbor, the Andromeda Galaxy. The image was captured by NASA's flagship Hubble Space Telescope, and features an impressive 100 million stars spanning 40,000 light years. Show More Summary

Ex-astronaut takes on educational role at Intrepid

Michael Massimino can finally smile at a certain handrail now displayed behind Plexiglas. In 2009, when he was floating 350 miles above Earth trying to fix the Hubble Space Telescope, the 19 inches... To view the full story, click the title link.

NASA Releases Giant Photo of Galaxy Neighbor 

NASA just released an enormous photo of Andromeda, our neighbor galaxy. The image, taken by The Hubble Space Telescope, captures over 100 million stars across a 61,000-light-year-long stretch. The space agency reports that this is the...Show More Summary

The Spiral Galaxy Enigma --"Grand-Design Galaxies Simply Didn't Exist at Such an Early time in the History of the Universe" (Weekend Feature)

In July of 2012, astronomers observed a spiral galaxy in the early universe, billions of years before many other spiral galaxies formed while using the Hubble Space Telescope. "The fact that this galaxy exists is astounding," said David Law, lead...

The first "mulitiple-image gravitationally-lensed supernova"

last weekOdd : TYWKIWDBI

The four dots centered on the bright elliptical galaxy at top are multiple images of supernova SN Refsdal taken with the Hubble Space Telescope between November 10-20, 2014. In the bottom image, the galaxy has been digitally removed to show only the supernova images, labeled S1 through S4. Show More Summary

Image of the Day: Newly-Formed Dwarf Galaxy in Our Cosmic Neighborhood

Dwarf galaxy DDO 68, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, was one of the best candidates so far discovered for a newly-formed galaxy in our cosmic neighborhood. The galaxy lies around 39 million light-years away from us; although this...

Stormy Worlds Beyond Our Solar System -- "Megastorms Several Times Size of Jupiters Great Red Spot"

Orbiting the Earth 353 miles above the ground, the Hubble Space Telescope silently pivots toward its new target. At the same time, flying 93 million miles away in interplanetary space, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope receives commands to point itself at...

Hubble marks 25 years with exquisite image

It's hard to believe it's been almost 25 years since the Hubble Space Telescope went up on Shuttle Mission 31. NASA is gearing up for the official April 24 anniversary and released a stunning new image of an old favorite: The Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula. Show More Summary

Sports matter

1. Sports are a beneficial institution which give our lives structure and meaning. Here is a photo the Hubble Space Telescope recently captured of the Andromeda Galaxy. (Photo by NASA, ESA, J. Dalcanton, B.F. Williams, and L.C. Johnson (University of Washington), the PHAT team, and R. Show More Summary

NASA Launches a Year-Long Celebration for the 25th Anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope

2 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

NASA has launched a year-long celebration for the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope with Hubble25th.org, a site filled with Hubble images, videos, history, and more. The Hubble Space Telescope was launched into space aboard the space shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990, and since that time has captured some of the most breathtaking and iconic […]

The Best Pictures of the Week: Jan. 2 – Jan. 9.

From the deadly attack on the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris to the funeral of police officer Wenjian Liu in New York and the Hubble Space Telescope revisiting the iconic “Pillars of Creation” image to counting the animals at London Zoo, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

The Hubble Space Telescope Captures a Stunning Composite Image of the Andromeda Galaxy, Its Largest Image Ever

2 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a stunning composite image of a section of the Andromeda Galaxy. It is the largest image ever captured by the telescope and covers a 61,000 light-year-long section of our closest neighboring spiral galaxy. The telescope also recently revisited the iconic “Pillars of Creation” region of the Eagle Nebula to capture a […]

NASA astronomers: "Pillars of Creation" might also be "pillars of destruction"

2 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have assembled a bigger and sharper photograph of the iconic Eagle Nebula's "Pillars of Creation". Read the rest

Microsoft is open-sourcing its Worldwide Telescope astronomy software

Microsoft has revealed that it's open-sourcing Worldwide Telescope (WWT), a computer program launched back in 2008 that displays the heavens using images from the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as Earth-based lenses.

The Big Picture: A sharper, more haunting Pillars of Creation

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Does the image above look familiar? It's because the "Pillars of Creation" is one of the most iconic images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope -- except what you see in this post isn't the exact same photo taken in 1995. To celebrate the telescop...

Observatories take an unprecedented look into superstar Eta Carinae

New findings include Hubble Space Telescope images that show decade-old shells of ionized gas racing away from the Superstar Eta Carinae at a million miles an hour, and new 3-D models that reveal never-before-seen features of the stars' interactions.

Hubble Space Telescope Captures Stunning New Image Of The Pillars Of Creation

2 weeks agoOdd : Geekologie

Note: Larger, even more breathtaking full-res version HERE. To celebrate 25 years of the Hubble Space Telescope space telescoping (since 1990!), astronomers had it turn its attention to the Pillars of Creation, one of Hubble's most iconic subjects, to capture this higher-definition version. Show More Summary

Intriguing new Hubble photos hint at solar system origins

The muse of the Hubble Space Telescope is even more alluring 20 years later. Of all the breath-taking photos from the telescope’s camera, the blooming pillars of gas of the Eagle Nebula from 1995 became Hubble’s most iconic image, depicted … Read more ›

Q&A: How Alan Taylor, online photography pioneer, is rethinking The Atlantic’s photo site

On Monday, NASA released a high definition version of one of its most iconic photos ever, the Pillars of Creation — a shot from the Hubble Space Telescope that shows three massive columns of gas about 6,500 light years away. Atlantic senior editor Alan Taylor, who runs the site’s In Focus photography blog, knew immediately...

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