05.24.13 - The regions where new stars are being born in this starburst galaxy are highlighted by sparkling bright blue regions along the galactic arms.
05.23.13 - New observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope of the glowing gas shroud around an old, dying, sun-like star reveal a new twist.
05.17.13 - This Hubble image shows the galaxy cluster Abell S1077. The matter condensed in such clusters is so high their gravity warps the fabric of spacetime.
05.10.13 - 2MASX is an ultraluminous infrared galaxy which emits a tremendous amount of light at infrared wavelengths. Scientists connect this to intense star formation.
05.09.13 - Hubble found the building blocks for Earth-sized planets in an unlikely place – the atmospheres of a pair of burned-out stars called white dwarfs.
05.03.13 - These thin, blood-red shells of gas are remnants from when an unstable progenitor star exploded violently as a supernova around 600 years ago.
04.26.13 - PV Cep is a favorite target for amateur astronomers because the fan-shaped nebulosity, known as GM 1-29 or Gyulbudaghian’s Nebula, changes over a timescale of months.
04.25.13 - Jennifer Wiseman, senior project scientist for Hubble, discusses the history and the status of the pioneering space telescope.
04.23.13 - This image of Comet ISON was captured April 10, when the comet was slightly closer to the Sun than Jupiter, 386 million miles, or 394 million miles from Earth.
04.19.13 - The iconic Horsehead Nebula seen in a new, infrared light marks the 23rd anniversary of the famous observatory's launch aboard the space shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990.
04.19.13 - Palomar 2 is part of a group of 15 globular clusters discovered in the 1950s. They were discovered relatively recently because they are so faint.
04.12.13 - The soft glow in this image is NGC 2768, an elliptical galaxy located in the northern constellation of Ursa Major (The Great Bear).
04.05.13 - Visible as a small, sparkling hook in the dark sky, J082354.96 is a starburst galaxy, so named because of the incredibly high rate of star formation occurring within it.
04.04.13 - Hubble found the farthest supernova ever recorded. Supernova SN Wilson, named after American President Woodrow Wilson, exploded more than 10 billion years ago.
03.29.13 - The object in this image is Jonckheere 900 or J 900, a planetary nebula — glowing shells of ionized gas pushed out by a dying star.
03.22.13 - The twisted, wormlike structure of this galaxy is most likely the result of a collision and subsequent merger of two galaxies. Such interactions are quite common.
03.15.13 - Ring galaxies are mysterious objects. They are thought to form when one galaxy slices through the disk of another, larger, one.
03.08.13 - This image, speckled with blue, white, and yellow light, shows part of the spiral galaxy IC 5052.
03.07.13 - This 'Methuselah star,' cataloged as HD 140283, has been known about for more than a century because of its fast motion across the sky.
03.05.13 - A phenomenon called gravitational lensing gives this spiral galaxy the look of a simulated alien from the 1970s "Space Invaders!" arcade game.
03.01.13 - It may look like something from "The Lord of the Rings," but this fiery swirl is actually a planetary nebula known as ESO 456-67.
02.22.13 - HH 151 is a bright jet of glowing material trailed by an intricate, orange-hued plume of gas and dust, located some 460 light-years away in the constellation of Taurus.
02.15.13 - This large “flying V” is actually two distinct objects — a pair of interacting galaxies known as IC 2184. Both the galaxies are seen almost edge-on here.
02.08.13 - This thin, glittering streak of stars is the spiral galaxy ESO 121-6, which lies in the southern constellation of Pictor (The Painter's Easel).
02.07.13 - Two of NASA's great observatories have teamed up to uncover a mysterious infant star that behaves like a strobe light.
02.05.13 - Renowned astro-photographer Robert Gendler combined Hubble archive data with his own ground-based observations to assemble a photo illustration of the magnificent spiral galaxy M106.
02.01.13 - The galaxy in this image marks a transitional phase - a young star-forming galaxy settles down to become a massive, red and dead galaxy.
01.25.13 - Globular clusters are roughly spherical collections of extremely old stars, and around 150 of them are scattered around our galaxy. This is not one of them.
01.23.13 - Nearly 200,000 light-years from Earth, the Large Magellanic Cloud floats in space, in a long and slow dance around the Milky Way.
01.18.13 - Hubble captured a busy patch of space, scattered with many nearby stars. The field also has numerous galaxies in the background.
01.11.13 - NGC 5477, a dwarf galaxy in the Messier 101 group, lacks obvious structure but shows visible signs of ongoing star birth.
01.08.13 - Newly released Hubble Space Telescope images of a vast debris disk encircling the nearby star Fomalhaut, and of a mysterious planet circling it, may provide forensic evidence of a titanic planetary disruption in the system.
01.04.13 - Astronomers initially thought NCG 5011B and NGC 5011C were the same distance from the Earth. That would make them very close in the cosmos, yet there is no sign of interaction between them.
12.28.12 - Hubble provides us this week with a spectacular image of the bright star-forming ring that surrounds the heart of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1097.
12.21.12 - The e-books, produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, showcase the Hubble and Webb space telescopes.
12.21.12 - Like finding a silver needle in the haystack of space, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced this beautiful image of the spiral galaxy IC 2233, one of the flattest galaxies known.
12.18.12 - 'Tis the season for holiday decorating so astronomers using Hubble have photographed a festive-looking nearby planetary nebula called NGC 5189.
12.14.12 - Located in a lonely region of space 4,200 light-years away and difficult to see using an amateur telescope, the lonesome planetary nebula NGC 7354 is often overlooked.
12.12.12 - Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers uncovered a previously unseen population of seven primitive galaxies that formed more than 13 billion years ago, when the universe was less than 4 percent of its present age.
This new image of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF) 2012 campaign reveals a previously unseen population of seven faraway galaxies, which are observed as they appeared in a period 350 million to 600 ...
12.07.12 - The brilliant cascade of stars through the middle of this image is the galaxy ESO 318-13 as seen by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
12.06.12 - Bright pink nebulae almost completely encircle a spiral galaxy in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 922.
11.30.12 - The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured an impressive image of the irregular galaxy NGC 5253, the nearest of the compact blue dwarf galaxies.
11.29.12 - The combined imaging power of Hubble and Jansky VLA are shown in this image of spectacular jets powered by a super massive black hole.
11.21.12 - Hubble spotted the spiral galaxy ESO 499-G37, seen here against a backdrop of distant galaxies, scattered with nearby stars.
11.16.12 - Galaxies glow like fireflies on a dark night in this Hubble image. The upper central galaxy is a gigantic elliptical galaxy designated 4C 73.08.
11.15.12 - With Hubble and Spitzer and one of nature's own natural "zoom lenses" in space, astronomers have found the most distant galaxy seen in the universe.
11.15.12 - Chandra images of the planetary nebula Abell 30 show one of the clearest views ever obtained of a special phase of evolution for these objects.
11.09.12 - Hubble captured a beautiful galaxy in a period of transition from life as a spiral galaxy to a less defined elliptical galaxy. As a lenticular galaxy, NGC 5010 has features of both spirals and ellipticals.
11.02.12 - Hubble peered deep into the center of globular cluster NGC 6362, which contains a high concentration of stars with different colors.
11.01.12 - Solar systems with life-bearing planets may be rare if they depend on the presence of asteroid belts of just the right mass.
10.26.12 - NGC 3738, a starburst galaxy, is in the midst of a violent episode of star formation: converting reservoirs of hydrogen gas into stars.
10.25.12 - Astronomers using Hubble have obtained a remarkable new view of a whopper of an elliptical galaxy that may have been puffed up by the actions of one or more black holes in its core.
10.25.12 - A second look at Hubble data is reanimating the claim that the nearby star Fomalhaut hosts a massive exoplanet.
10.23.12 - So much dust shrouds one distant galaxy that its stars are entirely hidden, but the Webb telescope may be able to peer through the murk.
10.19.12 - NGC 3344 is a glorious spiral galaxy around half the size of the Milky Way, which lies 25 million light-years distant.
10.11.12 - Planetary nebulae — the expanding, glowing shells of gas coming from sun-like stars at the end of their lives — are some of the most fascinating objects in the night sky.
10.04.12 - This dazzling image shows the globular cluster Messier 69, or M 69 for short, as viewed through the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
09.28.12 - This week, we highlight the galaxy NGC 4183, seen here with a beautiful backdrop of distant galaxies and nearby stars.
09.25.12 - Ten years' worth of data went into compiling the Hubble eXtreme Deep Field, the deepest view of our universe ever created.
09.21.12 - Hubble produced a sharp image of NGC 4634. Its disk slightly warped by ongoing interactions with a nearby galaxy, it shows clearly defined dust lanes and bright nebulae.
09.19.12 - With the combined power of NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes, as well as a cosmic magnification effect, astronomers have spotted what could be the most distant galaxy ever seen.
09.14.12 - This image portrays a beautiful view of the galaxy NGC 7090, as seen by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The galaxy is viewed edge-on from the Earth.
09.07.12 - This sparkling picture taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the center of globular cluster M 4. The power of Hubble has resolved the cluster into a multitude of glowing orbs, each a colossal nuclear furnace.
09.05.12 - Two very different galaxies drift through space together in this Hubble image. The peculiar galaxy pair is called Arp 116.
08.31.12 - Hubble sees a supernova explosion called SN 2004dg on the edge of NGC 5806, a spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo. It lies around 80 million light years from Earth.
08.24.12 - Hubble captured the globular cluster Messier 56, located about 33,000 light years from the Earth in the constellation of Lyra.
08.17.12 - Many galaxies, like irregular dwarf DDO 190, are comparatively isolated, without close neighbors.
08.16.12 - Astronomers using data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have caught two clusters full of massive stars that may be in the early stages of merging.
08.10.12 - Turning its eye to the Tarantula Nebula, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken this close-up of the outskirts of the main cloud of the Nebula.
08.03.12 - The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope offers this delightful view of the crowded stellar encampment called Messier 68, a spherical, star-filled region of space known as a globular cluster.
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope offers this delightful view of the crowded stellar encampment called Messier 68, a spherical, star-filled region of space known as a globular cluster. Mutual gravit...
07.27.12 - The galaxy NGC 4700 bears the signs of the vigorous birth of many new stars in this image captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
07.20.12 - Hubble captured a crowd of stars that looks rather like a stadium darkened before a show, lit only by the flashes of the audience’s cameras.
07.13.12 - NGC 4565 has been nicknamed the Needle Galaxy because, when seen in full, it appears as a very narrow streak of light on the sky.
07.11.12 - A year after helping to discover a fourth moon around Pluto, Hubble has observed a fifth orbiting the distant, icy dwarf planet.
07.10.12 - Astronomers have puzzled over why some puny, extremely faint galaxies in our Milky Way galaxy's back yard contain so few stars. Hubble is helping solve the mystery of these star-starved galaxies.
07.06.12 - Camelopardalis, or U Cam for short, is a star nearing the end of its life. As it begins to run low on fuel, it is becoming unstable.
07.03.12 - Herbig-Haro 110 is a geyser of hot gas from a newborn star that splashes up against and ricochets off the dense core of a cloud of molecular hydrogen.
06.29.12 - Though this galaxy is tiny compared to our Milky Way, this "vapor" (formally DDO 82) still contains millions of stars.
06.28.12 - Astronomers have made an unparalleled observation: significant changes in the atmosphere of a planet located beyond our solar system.
06.26.12 - Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found a puzzling arc of light behind an extremely massive cluster of galaxies residing 10 billion light-years away.
06.22.12 - Messier 10 is a ball of stars that lies about 15,000 light-years from Earth, in the constellation of Ophiuchus (The Serpent Bearer).
The galaxies in these four images have so much dust surrounding them that the brilliant light from their quasars cannot be seen in these Hubble Space Telescope images. Quasars are the brilliant beacon...
06.19.12 - Astronomers are uncovering an underlying population of fainter quasars that thrive in normal-looking spiral galaxies.
06.15.12 - The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured this view of the dwarf galaxy UGC 5497, which looks a bit like salt sprinkled on black velvet in this image.
06.14.12 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows a rare view of a pair of overlapping galaxies which look as if they are colliding, but they are actually separated by tens of millions of light-years.
In the middle of the Venus transit, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) also transited the Sun taking approximately 0.9 seconds to complete its transit. The nine tiny circled features in this photo are H...
06.08.12 - The orange star in the upper left of this Hubble image may have devoured one of its larger planets a few years back, causing it to flare brightly.
06.04.12 - Located just beyond the tail of Cygnus (The Swan), this butterfly-shaped cloud of glowing gas and dust is the wreckage of a star similar to the Sun.
05.31.12 - The Milky Way is destined to get a major makeover during an encounter with the Andromeda galaxy, predicted to happen 4 billion years from now.
05.25.12 - ESO 498-G5's spiral arms wind all the way into the center, so its core looks like a bit like a miniature spiral galaxy.
05.18.12 - Hubble caught this close up of the northern half of NGC891, approximately 30 million light-years away in the constellation of Andromeda.
05.15.12 - Observations with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory may help astronomers understand why some supernovas are much more powerful than others.
05.04.12 - Hubble cannot look at the sun directly, so astronomers are planning to point the telescope at the Earth's moon, using it as a mirror to capture reflected sunlight that is filtered through Venus's atmosphere.
05.04.12 - Zooming into the central part of a galaxy cluster — one of the largest structures of the Universe — is rather like looking at the eye of the storm.
04.30.12 - Chandra has discovered an extraordinary black hole outburst in spiral galaxy M83, located about 15 million light years from Earth.
04.27.12 - This Hubble image of the Egg Nebula shows one of the best views to date of the brief but dramatic end phase in a star's life.
04.20.12 - These bright stars shine through what looks like a haze in the night sky as part of a young stellar grouping in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
04.18.12 - These are among the first clear images, taken from the distance of Earth, to show aurorae on the planet Uranus.
04.17.12 - Young stars are vying for attention in this image of a raucous stellar breeding ground in 30 Doradus, located in the Tarantula Nebula.
04.13.12 - Having so many shining stars piled atop one another makes globular clusters a popular target for amateur skywatchers and scientists.
04.06.12 - This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows NGC 4980, a spiral galaxy in the southern constellation of Hydra.
03.30.12 - NGC 2683 is a spiral galaxy seen almost edge-on, giving it the shape of a classic science fiction spaceship.
03.23.12 - This ball of stars is too faint to see with the naked eye, yet Hubble can see over 250,000 individual stars shining in it.
03.16.12 - The breathtaking butterfly-like planetary nebula NGC 6881 is visible here in an image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
03.15.12 - Quasars, which act as gravitational lenses, amplify and distort images of galaxies aligned behind them.
03.12.12 - New movies of Jupiter are the first to catch an invisible wave shaking up one of the giant planet's jet streams, an interaction that also takes place in Earth's atmosphere.
03.09.12 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has produced this beautiful image of the galaxy NGC 1483. NGC 1483 is a barred spiral galaxy located in the southern constellation of Dorado.
03.02.12 - This composite image shows the distribution of dark matter, galaxies, and hot gas in the core of the merging galaxy cluster Abell 520.
03.02.12 - The myriad faint stars that comprise the Antlia Dwarf galaxy are more than 4 million light-years from Earth.
02.24.12 - In 1843, Eta Carinae was the second-brightest star in the night sky. By the 20th century, it was invisible to the naked eye.
02.21.12 - Even stars that appear static are subject to change -- some because the gas disc from their death throes periodically obscure their brilliance.
02.16.12 - This edge-on galaxy, called ESO 243-49, is home to a mid-sized black hole that may have been stripped off of a cannibalized dwarf galaxy.
02.17.12 - Even stars that appear static are subject to change -- some because the gas disc from their death throes periodically obscure their brilliance.
02.10.12 - Markarian 779 has a distorted appearance because it is likely the product of a recent galactic merger between two spirals.
02.08.12 - Looking like a hoard of gems fit for an emperor's collection, this deep sky object called NGC 6752 is in fact far more worthy of admiration.
02.06.12 - Hubble has imaged the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1073, which is found in the constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster).
02.02.12 - Thanks to the presence of a natural "zoom lens" in space, Hubble got a uniquely close-up look at the brightest "magnified" galaxy yet discovered.
01.11.12 - Three images taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveal the emergence of an exploding star, called a supernova.
01.11.12 - The decades-long search for Type Ia supernovae progenitors has taken on special importance due to their use in measuring the acceleration of the universe.
01.11.12 - Peering deep inside the hub of the neighboring Andromeda galaxy, Hubble has uncovered a large, rare population of hot, bright stars.
01.11.12 - A new Hubble Space Telescope image centers on the 100-million-solar-mass black hole at the hub of the neighboring spiral Andromeda galaxy, the only galaxy outside the Milky Way visible to the naked eye.
01.10.12 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered the most distant grouping of a cluster of galaxies in the initial stages of development ever observed in the early universe.
12.21.11 - A remote, blob-shaped galaxy has been found bursting with stars by NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes.
12.06.11 - NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope presents a festive holiday greeting in the form of a soaring, celestial snow angel.
12.06.11 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope becomes one of the most prolific astronomical endeavors in history after racking up 10,000 scientific papers.
11.22.11 - A new Hubble image shows a collection of hundreds of thousands of stars in a dwarf galaxy neighbor of the Milky Way.
11.17.11 - New Hubble observations are expanding astronomers' understanding of how galaxies recycle immense volumes of hydrogen gas and heavy elements.
11.10.11 - Using its near-infrared vision to peer 9 billion years back in time, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered an extraordinary population of young dwarf galaxies brimming with star formation.
10.27.11 - The merger rate is one of the fundamental measures of galaxy evolution, yielding clues to how galaxies bulked up over time through encounters with other galaxies.
10.13.11 - A Hubble survey of 25 galactic clusters reveals the most comprehensive data to date on the distribution dark matter by observing the visual distortion or lensing due to invisible matter in the clusters.
10.06.11 - A painstaking re-analysis of Hubble Space Telescope images from 1998 has uncovered two extrasolar planets that went undetected at the time.
09.29.11 - A fleet of spacecraft including the Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered unprecedented details in the surroundings of a black hole.
09.15.11 - Using the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3, astronomers have found supermassive black holes growing in surprisingly small galaxies.
08.31.11 - New movies created from years of Hubble still images provide new details about the stellar birthing process, showing energetic jets of glowing gas ejected from young stars.
08.11.11 - A giant cosmic necklace glows brightly in Hubble's latest image.
07.20.11 - Hubble Space Telescope's keen vision has found yet another moon (the fourth) orbiting the distant, icy dwarf planet Pluto.
07.12.11 - Neptune has completed its first full orbit since it was discovered nearly 165 years ago. Hubble commemorated the event with "anniversary pictures."
07.05.11 - On July 4, 2011, Hubble logged its one millionth science observation during a search for water in an exoplanet's atmosphere 1,000 light-years away.
06.22.11 - Pandora's Cluster appears to be the result of a simultaneous pile-up of at least four separate, smaller galaxy clusters about 350 million years ago.
06.16.11 - Resembling looming rain clouds on a stormy day, dark lanes of dust crisscross the giant elliptical galaxy Centaurus A. Hubble’s panchromatic vision, stretching from ultraviolet through near-infrared wavelengths, reveals the vibrant glow of young, blue star clusters and a glimpse into regions normally obscured by the dust.
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are witnessing the unprecedented transition of a supernova to a supernova remnant, where light from an exploding star in a neighboring galaxy, the Large...
05.25.11 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has found a rare class of oddball stars called blue stragglers in the hub of our Milky Way, the first detected within our galaxy's bulge.
05.23.11 - Though the universe is filled with billions upon billions of stars, the discovery of a single variable star in 1923 altered the course of modern astronomy.
The dwarf galaxy NGC 4214 is ablaze with young stars and gas clouds. Located around 10 million light-years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs), the galaxy's close proximity,...
04.28.11 - On Dec. 11, 2010,asteroid Scheila flared twice as bright as expected. Hubble and Swift captured the aftermath of this deep space collision.
04.20.11 - For its 21st birthday in April 2011, the Hubble Space Telescope gave astronomers a "rose" of galaxies.
04.12.11 - Astronomers have uncovered one of the youngest galaxies in the distant universe, with stars that formed 13.5 billion years ago, a mere 200 million years after the Big Bang.
03.14.11 - Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have ruled out an alternate theory on the nature of dark energy after recalculating the expansion rate of the universe.
The Hubble Space Telescope revealed this majestic disk of stars and dust lanes in this view of the spiral galaxy NGC 2841.
A bright cusp of starlight marks the galaxy's center. Spiraling o...
01.26.11 - Hubble has spotted what astronomers believe is the most distant object ever seen in the universe.
01.13.11 - These images by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope show off two dramatically different views of the spiral galaxy M51, dubbed the Whirlpool Galaxy.
01.12.11 - Astronomers who survey galaxies in the distant universe are getting some unexpected help from gravity, according to a new study.
01.10.11 - An unusual, ghostly green blob of gas dubbed Hanny's Voorwerp (Hanny's Object in Dutch) appears to float near a normal-looking spiral galaxy.
01.10.11 - A deep survey of more than 200,000 stars in our Milky Way galaxy has unveiled the sometimes petulant behavior of tiny red dwarf stars.
12.14.10 - A delicate sphere of gas, photographed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, floats serenely in the depths of space like a glass holiday ornament.
11.18.10 - New Hubble observations are showing that elliptical galaxies, once thought to be billions of years past their heydays, still have some youthful vigor left.
11.12.10 - Astronomers using the Hubble took advantage of a cosmic magnifying glass to create a detailed map of dark matter in the universe.
10.26.10 - A precise measurement of star motions in giant clusters can yield insights into how stellar groupings formed in the early universe - and how their individual stars move.
10.19.10 - Though the universe is full of spiral-shaped galaxies, no two look exactly the same. This face-on view is striking for its rich tapestry of star birth.
10.13.10 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the first snapshots of a suspected asteroid collision. The images show a bizarre X-shaped object at the head of a comet-like trail of material.
10.08.10 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured images of the large asteroid Vesta that will help refine plans for the Dawn spacecraft's rendezvous with Vesta in July 2011.
10.07.10 - During the universe's early years, fierce radiation blasts from active galaxies stunted the growth of some small galaxies for some 500 million years.
10.05.10 - Hubble's observations of comet 103P Hartley 2 are helping in the planning for the flyby of the comet by NASA's DIXI spacecraft.
09.16.10 - In the cold vacuum of space, there is no edible ice cream, but there is radiation from massive stars that is carving away at cold molecular clouds.
08.10.10 - A long-exposure Hubble image shows a majestic face-on spiral galaxy located deep within the Coma Cluster of galaxies, 320 million light-years away.
08.05.10 - Chandra, Hubble and Spitzer have pooled resources to view a beautiful collision within the Antennae Galaxies.
07.22.10 - A hundred million years ago, a triple-star system was traveling through the bustling center of the Milky Way when it made a life-changing misstep.
07.15.10 - Astronomers using Hubble have found a gas-giant planet outside our solar system that is so hot its atmosphere is escaping into space, giving it a peculiar comet-like tail.
07.06.10 - Like a July 4 fireworks display a young, glittering collection of stars seen by Hubble resemble an aerial burst.
06.16.10 - Detailed observations made by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have found an answer to the flash of light seen June 3 on Jupiter.
06.09.10 - A new Chandra image shows the symbiotic system known as CH Cyg, located only about 800 light years from Earth.
05.20.10 - The planet WASP 12b is so close to its sunlike star that it may only have another 10 million years left before it is completely devoured.
06.03.10 - Without warning, a mystery object struck Jupiter on July 19, 2009, leaving a dark bruise the size of the Pacific Ocean.
05.24.10 - Astronomers are reporting today the discovery of a planetary system way out of tilt, where the orbits of two planets are at a steep angle to each other.
05.11.10 - A heavy runaway star is rushing away from a nearby stellar nursery at more than 250,000 miles an hour, a speed that will get you to the Moon and back in two hours.
05.11.10 - The historic Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, built by JPL for NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, has arrived at JPL in advance of this weekend's annual Open House.
04.23.10 - The Hubble Space Telescope roared into space 20 years ago to begin a career rewriting what we know about the universe around us.
04.22.10 - NASA is releasing a new Hubble photo of a small portion of one of the largest known star-birth regions in the galaxy, the Carina Nebula, to celebrate the 20th Anniversary.
04.06.10 - Discovery of a planet-like object circling a brown dwarf is the right size for a planet, estimated to be 5-10 times the mass of Jupiter, but formed in record time.
03.30.10 - A new, embossed Hubble image of the Carina Nebula allows visually impaired people to feel what they cannot see and form a picture of the nebula in their minds.
03.19.10 - The cinematic space odysseys are part of the new Imax film "Hubble 3D," which opens today at select Imax theaters worldwide.
02.18.10 - A group of small, ancient galaxies are on their way to building a new galaxy after waiting 10 billion years to get the chance.
02.04.10 - The images show an icy and dark molasses-colored, mottled world that is undergoing seasonal changes in its surface color and brightness.
02.02.10 - The Hubble has observed a mysterious debris pattern that suggests a head-on collision between two asteroids. Such a smashup has never before been seen.
01.14.10 - Galaxies throughout the universe are ablaze with star birth. But for a nearby, small spiral galaxy, the star-making party is almost over.
01.05.10 - More than 12 billion years of cosmic history are shown in this unprecedented view of thousands of galaxies in various stages of assembly.
01.05.10 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has broken the distance limit for galaxies and uncovered a primordial population of compact and ultra-blue galaxies that have never been seen before.
01.04.10 - New results from Chandra suggest that a stellar remnant has been ripped apart by a massive black hole.
12.16.09 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered the smallest object ever seen in visible light in the Kuiper Belt, a vast ring of icy debris that encircles the outer rim of the solar system beyond Neptune.
12.15.09 - Just in time for the holidays: a Hubble Space Telescope picture postcard of hundreds of brilliant blue stars wreathed by warm, glowing clouds.
12.08.09 - The Hubble Telescope has made the deepest image of the universe ever taken in near-infrared light, showing galaxies never before seen.
11.23.09 - Data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory provides clues about the workings of the mighty Crab Nebula.
11.10.09 - NASA is unveiling a new view of the turbulent heart of our Milky Way galaxy, as seen by three of the agency's space-based observatories.
11.05.09 - The spectacular new camera installed on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope during Servicing Mission 4 in May has delivered the most detailed view of star birth in the graceful, curving arms of the nearby spiral galaxy M83.
08.05.09 - Fast-moving stars shed new light on how these distant galaxies, which are a fraction the size of our Milky Way, may have evolved into the full-grown galaxies seen around us today.
07.24.09 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken the sharpest visible-light picture yet of atmospheric debris from an object that collided with Jupiter on July 19.
05.11.09 - In tribute to Hubble's longest-running optical camera, a planetary nebula has been imaged as WFPC2's final "pretty picture."
05.07.09 - Whatever dark energy is, explanations for it have less wiggle room following a Hubble Space Telescope observation.
04.30.09 - Starbursts light up regions of space for a short time before winking out. But these fleeting stellar fireworks displays are only pieces of the story.
04.21.09 - To commemorate the Hubble Space Telescope's 19 years of historic, trailblazing science, the orbiting telescope has photographed a peculiar system of galaxies known as Arp 194.
04.14.09 - A flare-up in a jet of matter blasting from a monster black hole is giving astronomers an incredible light show.
04.03.09 - Hubble photographed the winning target in the Space Telescope Science Institute's "You Decide" competition: a group of galaxies called Arp 274.
04.01.09 - A powerful image-processing technique may allow astronomers to discover extrasolar planets lurking in over a decade's worth of Hubble Space Telescope archival data.
03.23.09 - Hubble has identified a star that was one million times brighter than Earth's sun before it exploded as a supernova in 2005.
03.17.09 - On Feb. 24, 2009, the Hubble Space Telescope took a photo sequence of four moons of Saturn passing in front of their parent planet.
03.12.09 - The Hubble Space Telescope has photographed three galaxies in the process of colliding.
03.03.09 - The Hubble Space Telescope has photographed three galaxies in the process of colliding.
01.15.09 - The unique planetary nebula NGC 2818 is nested inside the open star cluster NGC 2818A. Both the cluster and the nebula reside over 10,000 light-years away, in the southern constellation Pyxis (the Compass).
01.07.08 - Hubble images reveal 14 young, runaway stars plowing through regions of dense interstellar gas, creating brilliant arrowhead structures and trailing tails of glowing gas.
01.06.09 - A mysterious flash of light from somewhere near or far in the universe is still keeping astronomers in the dark long after it was first detected in 2006.
01.05.09 - Researchers are getting a new detailed look at our galaxy's core, thanks to the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes.
01.05.09 - Brown dwarfs just got more elusive, based on a study of 233 nearby multiple-star systems by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.
12.09.08 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting another star.
12.18.08 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has caught Jupiter's moon, Ganymede, playing a game of "peek-a-boo."
12.04.08 - Hubble has captured an instantaneous glimpse of many hundreds of thousands of stars moving about in the M13 globular cluster.
11.20.08 - Hubble has helped astronomers determine why a small, nearby, isolated galaxy pumps out new stars faster than any other in our local neighborhood.
11.13.08 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken the first visible-light snapshot of a planet circling another star.
10.30.08 - Just a few days after the orbiting observatory was brought back online, Hubble aimed its sights on a pair of gravitationally interacting galaxies.
10.02.08 - The landmark 10th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's Hubble Heritage Project is being celebrated with a "landscape" image from the cosmos.
09.30.08 - There's an old saying in astronomy: Galaxies are like people. They're only normal until you get to know them.
09.16.08 - These Hubble images offer an unprecedented view of a planetary game of Pac-Man among three red spots clustered together in Jupiter's atmosphere.
08.20.08 - Hubble has found an answer to a long-standing puzzle by examining a strong magnetic field around the active galaxy NGC 1275.
08.11.08 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of a nebula near star cluster NGC 2074 on Aug. 10, 2008, the day before the observatory completed its 100,00th orbit of Earth.
07.29.08 - A new study of globular clusters has found evidence that these hardy pioneers are likely to form in dense areas, where star birth occurs at a rapid rate.
07.29.08 - Astronomers have found that so-called barred spiral galaxies were far less plentiful 7 billion years ago than they are today, in the local universe.
07.17.08 - These Hubble images offer an unprecedented view of a planetary game of Pac-Man among three red spots clustered together in Jupiter's atmosphere.
07.10.08 - Astronomers have found the equivalent of three out-of-sync "clocks" in the ancient open star cluster NGC 6791.
07.01.08 - Hubble captures a very thin section of a supernova remnant caused by a stellar explosion that occurred more than 1,000 years ago.
06.10.08 - The Coma Cluster is one of the densest known galaxy collections in the universe.
05.20.08 - Astronomers say they have found about half of the universe's "missing" normal matter, called baryons, in the space between galaxies.
04.30.08 - Astronomers used Hubble and the W.M. Keck Observatory to study the galaxies as they existed 11 billion years ago.
04.24.08 - Astronomy textbooks typically present galaxies as staid, solitary, and majestic island worlds of glittering stars, but galaxies have a wild side.
04.10.08 - The Hubble photographed a gamma-ray burst that holds the record for being the intrinsically brightest naked-eye object ever seen from Earth.
04.02.08 - A well-known star cluster that glitters with the light of millions of stars may have a mysterious dark object tugging at its core.
03.19.08 - The Hubble Space Telescope has found methane in the atmosphere of a gas giant more than 60 light-years away.
03.04.08 - The Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of planetary nebula NGC 2371, the glowing remains of a sun-like star.
02.20.08 - Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have compiled a large catalog of gravitational lenses in the distant universe.
02.12.08 - NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, with a boost from a natural “zoom lens,” have uncovered what may be one of the youngest and brightest galaxies ever seen in the middle of the cosmic “dark ages,” just 700 million years after the beginning of our universe.
01.24.08 - Scientists around the globe have observed an astonishing and rare change in Jupiter's atmosphere -- a huge disturbance churning in the middle northern latitudes of the planet as two giant storms erupted.
01.10.08 - Hubble has revealed a never-before-seen optical alignment in space: a pair of glowing rings, one nestled inside the other.
01.10.08 - A structure resembling a giant moth floating in space is giving astronomers new insight into planetary system formation.
01.10.08 - Astronomers are using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope as part of a quest to understand the violent lives of galaxies.
01.08.08 - Hubble finds 'blue blobs' are brilliant blue clusters of stars born in the swirls and eddies of a galactic smashup 200 million years ago.
12.18.07 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took this close-up of the red planet when it was "only" 55 million miles away.
12.04.07 - The Hubble is providing strong evidence that the burned-out relics of stars are given a "kick" when they form.
11.29.07 - This Hubble image of galaxy M74 resembles festive lights on a holiday wreath.
11.15.07 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has probed the bright core of Comet 17P/Holmes, which mysteriously brightened by nearly a millionfold in October.
10.30.07 - Two galaxies perform an intricate dance in this new picture taken by the JPL-built and designed Wide Field and Planetary 2 Camera, onboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
10.26.07 - The Hubble photos show shells of stars around a bright quasar, known as MC2 1635+119, which dominates the center of the galaxy.
10.16.07 - Hubble has found a mysterious galaxy that seems to age rapidly like the painting in the 'Portrait of Dorian Gray.'
09.11.07 - The colorful, intricate shapes in these NASA Hubble Space Telescope images reveal how the glowing gas ejected by dying Sun-like stars evolves dramatically over time.
09.06.07 - Joining forces, the two telescopes discovered nine of the smallest, faintest, most compact galaxies ever observed in the distant universe
08.23.07 - A rare image of the ring system of the planet Uranus has been captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, using the onboard JPL-built and designed Wide Field Planetary Camera 2.
08.22.07 - Exploding star and faraway galaxy images from the Hubble Space Telescope are now just a mouse click away through 'Sky' in Google Earth.
07.19.07 - Hubble finds dust and debris parading in an extremely misshapen ring around a young star.
07.03.07 - At nearly 12.5 million light-years away, the dwarf galaxy NGC 4449 has stellar "fireworks" going off all the time.
06.28.07 - Massive Jupiter is undergoing dramatic atmospheric changes under the keen eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
06.20.07 - Hubble's images of two massive asteroids will help astronomers plan for the Dawn spacecraft’s tour of them in 2011.
06.14.07 - The Hubble group has teamed up with the Keck Observatory to precisely measure the mass of Eris, the largest member of a new class of dwarf planets in our solar system.
05.28.07 - Hubble's sharpest image of spiral galaxy M81 is released at the Spring 2007 American Astronomical Society Meeting.
05.15.07 - Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a ghostly ring of dark matter that formed long ago during a titanic collision between two galaxy clusters.
04.24.07 - To celebrate Hubble's birthday a team of astronomers is releasing one of the largest panoramic images ever taken with Hubble's cameras.
03.20.07 - Photogenic Saturn has now become a movie star. Astronomers have woven NASA Hubble Space Telescope images of Saturn, its rings, and several of its moons into three movies.
03.02.07 - The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a galaxy being ripped apart by a galaxy cluster's gravitational field and harsh environment.
03.01.07 - Hubble took images of the planet Jupiter in support of the New Horizons flyby.
02.06.07 - This image feature shows the diverse collection of galaxies in the cluster Abell S0740 that is over 450 million light-years away in the direction of the constellation Centaurus.
01.31.07 - Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble have discovered that young stellar nurseries have very short lives.
01.07.07 - The Hubble Space Telescope has given astronomers their first direct look at the large web like distribution of dark matter in the universe.
10.04.06 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered 16 extrasolar planet candidates orbiting a variety of distant stars in the central region of our Milky Way galaxy.
06.23.06 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has confirmed the presence of two moons around the distant planet Pluto.
04.27.06 - Hubble reveals several dozen mini-fragments trailing behind the main fragment of Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3.
04.24.06 - Over its 16-year history, Hubble has taken many hundreds of images that have expanded our knowledge of the universe.
04.11.06 - Though previous observations suggested that Xena's diameter was about 30 percent greater than Pluto, Hubble observations show Xena's diameter as 1,490 miles.
Hubble spies opaque, dark knots of gas called "Bok globules" in the Milky Way.
02.28.06 - The largest and most detailed photo of a spiral galaxy ever released.
02.22.06 - Anxiously awaited follow-up observations confirm the presence of two new moons around Pluto.
10.19.05 - NASA scientists are using the Hubble Space Telescope to hunt for resources on the lunar surface.
09.27.05 - NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes have teamed up to "weigh" the stars in several distant galaxies.
05.04.05 - NASA salutes Space Day, observed this year on May 5, with a new dramatic image of the Sombrero galaxy.
04.25.05 - NASA released new views of the Eagle Nebula, and spiral galaxy M51, known as the Whirlpool Galaxy.
04.23.04 - April marks 14 years of enoying Hubble's enchanted images.
03.09.04 - The Hubble Ultra Deep Field looks back in time to the cosmic "dark ages."
02.17.04 - Scientists spotted this galaxy 13 billion light-years away using the combined power of the Hubble and Keck Telescopes
01.22.04 - Named for astronomer Dr. Edwin Hubble, Hubble Space Telescope's discoveries continue to excite the imagination
10.02.03 - Hubble's new image of the Sombrero galaxy celebrates the Hubble Heritage team's five-year anniversary.
06.19.03 - The Hubble Space Telescope has conducted a galactic "census," the most ambitious study of the early universe it has yet undertaken.
06.05.03 - Astronomers today are studying the remnants of a supernova that occurred about 11,000 years ago.
Thanks in part to the Hubble Space Telescope, we know the universe is 13.7 billion years old.
Nearly all galaxies may harbor supermassive black holes.
The Hubble Space Telescope has helped scientists determine the process of how planets are born.
The Hubble Space Telescope detected the first organic molecule discovered on a planet outside our solar system.
The Hubble Space Telescope detected a distant supernova that suggests the universe only recently began speeding up.
Hubble has found three moons around dwarf planet Pluto.
The work of American astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble revolutionized our understanding of the size and structure of the universe.
A galaxy is a system of stars, dust, and gas held together by gravity.
A nebula is a cloud of dust particles and gases in space.
A planet is a large, round heavenly body that orbits a star and shines with light reflected from the star.
Space exploration is our human response to curiosity about Earth, the moon, the planets, the sun and other stars, and the galaxy.