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Hubble Telescope is in Trouble After a Mechanical Failure
October 08, 2018
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Hubble Telescope is in Trouble After a Mechanical Failure

One of the most important scientific instruments ever created is in trouble. NASA placed Hubble Space Telescope in safe-mode after a mechanical failure. The 28-year-old space observatory just lost one of the gyroscopes needed to point the spacecraft. So, the telescope is now operating with only essential functions. “On...

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Have We Discovered The First Exomoon?
October 03, 2018
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Have We Discovered The First Exomoon?

Astronomers have collected compelling evidence for the discovery of what could be an exomoon, a moon outside our solar system. If the discovery turns out to be true, this would be the first time astronomers find a moon orbiting a planet outside our Solar System. Data shows that the moon orbits a gas-giant planet 8,000...

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Star Turns into a Black Hole Before Hubble’s Eyes
May 19, 2018
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Star Turns into a Black Hole Before Hubble’s Eyes

Hubble just witnessed the birth of a black hole for the first time. But astronomers didn’t expect this kind of unusual birth. Usually, when a massive star expands its fuel, its core collapses into a dense object. Thus, sending the rest of its gas outward in an event is called a supernova. However, this was not the case...

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Hubble Spots the Most Distant Star Ever Seen
April 02, 2018
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Hubble Spots the Most Distant Star Ever Seen

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope continues to break observing records. It has observed the most distant star ever seen, 9 billion light-years from Earth. The universe is 13.8 billion years old. Meanwhile, the light of this star started traveling at least 9 billion light-years ago. The team had been using the Hubble Space...

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Hubble Finds Relic Galaxy Close to our Home – NGC 1277
March 15, 2018
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Hubble Finds Relic Galaxy Close to our Home – NGC 1277

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered an ancient cluster of stars in our own cosmic backyard. Astronomers call this ancient galaxy as NGC 1277. NGC 1277 unique for the fact that is composed exclusively of aging stars that were born 10 billion years ago. The eerie galaxy doesn’t appear to have evolved much in the...

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Hubble Captures a Spectacular Galactic Collision
March 12, 2018
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Hubble Captures a Spectacular Galactic Collision

Hubble Space Telescope has been enjoying spectacular views for nearly 28 years. Currently, it has caught a beautiful shot of a galactic collision. NASA’s and ESA’s legendary telescope rotates in low Earth orbit. This beautiful piece of technology has vastly increased our knowledge about space. We have learned more...

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Hubble Watches Neptune’s Giant Storm Disappear
February 17, 2018
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Hubble Watches Neptune’s Giant Storm Disappear

Hubble watches a giant storm, three billion miles away, as it shrinks. The storm was once big enough to reach from Boston to Portugal. So, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, through its pictures, proves that the dark storm is shrinking out of existence. In 1989, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Neptune. Back then, the...

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Hubble Caught a Stunning Photo of Cartwheel Galaxy
January 23, 2018
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Hubble Caught a Stunning Photo of Cartwheel Galaxy

NASA/ESA’s (European Space Agency) Hubble Space Telescope captured an amazing view of the Cartwheel Galaxy. A violent galactic collision reshaped it. About 100 million years ago, a smaller galaxy has passed right through a large disk galaxy. Thus, producing shock waves that swept up gas and dust – much like the...

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Hubble Captures a Celestial ‘Snow Globe’ – Messier 79
December 14, 2017
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Hubble Captures a Celestial ‘Snow Globe’ – Messier 79

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope caught a magnificent view of Messier 79. It resembles a swirling snowstorm in a snow globe. Messier 79 aka M79, is a globular cluster and it lies in the constellation Lepus, 41,000 light-years from Earth. It’s also known as NGC 1904 in the astronomical catalog. Experts made the photo...

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Deepest Place in the Universe that has Ever be Seen
December 01, 2017
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Deepest Place in the Universe that has Ever be Seen

Hubble Space Telescope captured an image called the Ultra-Deep Field. It represents the deepest place seen through an optical telescope. In 2003, for almost 12 days, the Hubble Space Telescope looked at a tiny square in the constellation of Fornax. So, it became the sharpest, most sensitively recorded region of the sky. Thus,...

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