NASA released this stunning video of two powerful solar flares erupting off the upper left side of the sun earlier this month. The images come from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and from the ESA/NASA Solar Heliospheric Observatory. The music is by Duesseldorf-based ambient composer Lars Leonhard whose track Thunderbolt was featured in an equally-magificient [...]
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has found signs of Earth-like planets in an unlikely place: the atmospheres of a pair of burnt-out stars in a nearby star cluster. The white dwarf stars are being polluted by debris from asteroid-like objects...
To commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA/ESA has released this gorgeous new image of the iconic Horsehead Nebula. Read more...
Submitted by Elaine Magliaro, Guest Blogger Two of my passions are poetry and science. I am especially interested in astronomy. In celebration of National Poetry Month and Hubble’s 23rd anniversary image, I’m posting an ESA/ NASA Hubblecast video of the Horsehead Nebula and a poem by the great Walt Whitman. Hubble’s 23rd Anniversary Image When [...]
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured a spectacular image of the bright star-forming ring that surrounds the heart of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1097. In this image, the larger-scale structure of the galaxy is barely visible: its comparatively dim...
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured this vivid image of spiral galaxy Messier 77, one of the most famous and well-studied galaxies in the sky. The patches of red across this image highlight pockets of star formation along the pinwheeling arms, with dark dust lanes stretching across the galaxy's energetic center.
This past fall, astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope obtained a remarkable new view of a whopper of an elliptical galaxy, with a core bigger than any seen before. Spanning a little over one million light-years, the galaxy is...
This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image above shows the center of globular cluster M4. It contains several tens of thousands stars and is noteworthy in being home to many white dwarfs—the cores of ancient, dying stars whose outer layers have...
The image of a charming and bright galaxy, known as IRAS 23436+5257, was captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. It is located in the northern constellation of Cassiopeia, which is named after an arrogant, vain, and yet beautiful mythical queen.
The bright galaxy pictured below, known as IRAS 23436+5257, was captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. read more
NASA, Caltech, and the European Space Agency have unveiled the most detailed map of the universe to date. European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA scientists have created the most detailed map of the universe to date. The map, called the...Show More Summary
Galaxies can take many forms -- elliptical blobs, swirling spiral arms, bulges, and disks are all known components of the wide range of galaxies we have observed using telescopes like the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. However, some of the more intriguing objects in the sky around us include ring galaxies like the one pictured in a new image -- Zw II 28.
Personally, I think it looks more like Black Manta's helmet than a Space Invader, but this image of a spiral galaxy taken with the Hubble Space Telescope sure looks like something other than a spiral galaxy. That's because the light from the "Space Invader" galaxy is being bent around a galaxy cluster called Abell 68. Show More Summary
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most powerful available to astronomers, but sometimes it too needs a helping hand. This comes in the form of Einstein’s general theory of relativity, which makes galaxy clusters act as natural...
Hubble spies with its little eye, something that starts with "S." (Credit: ESA, and the Hubble Heritage/ESA-Hubble Collaboration, NASA) Space Invaders attack! (Click to enlarge.) (Credit: Screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET) Humans have long looked up into space and assigned objects like lions, bears, and hunters to shapes made by the stars. Show More Summary
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most powerful available to astronomers, but sometimes it too needs a helping hand. This comes in the form of Einstein's general theory of relativity, which makes galaxy clusters act as natural lenses, amplifying the light coming from very distant galaxies.
Vox Mod has dropped a new single from his album SYN-ÆSTHETIC (it will be released on April 2). The track, "Life Forms," features Irene Barbaric...In space, people can hear you sing... Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
Hubble is a telescope that orbits above Earth's atmosphere, beaming home images that have helped us solve some of the universe's greatest mysteries. Here's how it works. More About: astronomy, ESA, Hubble, NASA, Science, space, What's Inside
NASA and the ESA have teamed up to measure how fast a black hole, that weighs 2 million times more than our sun, spins—and the result's mind boggling. More »
With assistance from the Hubble Telescope, Mark Showalter and the SETI Institute discovered P4 in 2011 and P5 in 2012. (Credit: ESA, and Mark Showalter, NASA) Earlier this month, astronomer Mark Showalter and the SETI Institute asked the Internet to help name two Plutonian moons. Show More Summary