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There may be 10 times more galaxies in the universe than we thought

There may be 10 times more galaxies in the universe than we thought But a new analysis of Hubble Telescope data indicates that astronomers might have vastly underestimated the scale of the universe.There may actually be 10 times more galaxies in the universe than we previously thought.

Scientists plan to aim the world's most powerful telescopes at the 'alien megastructure star'

Scientists plan to aim the world's most powerful telescopes at the 'alien megastructure star' That’s the idea behind SETI, and also the huge new alien-hunting Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) in China.Even the scientists who work on the big radio telescopes acknowledge the odds are long.

NASA completes construction of the James Webb Space Telescope

NASA completes construction of the James Webb Space Telescope The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) comes up a lot when we talk about the very boundaries of our understanding of the cosmos.For more than a quarter century, the Hubble Space Telescope has been our best window to the wider universe, but it can only do so much.

The 25 best Hubble Space Telescope images

The 25 best Hubble Space Telescope images The Hubble Space Telescope has been silently hovering above Earth for over 25 years, but it’s still returning spectacular images of the cosmos.Most of the famous Hubble images were taken with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2), and the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3).

The year in space: Supernovas, gravitational waves, theoretical planets, and Hammer pants

The year in space: Supernovas, gravitational waves, theoretical planets, and Hammer pants The Great Observatory is still going strong after its 2009 tuneup, and now the Space Telescope Science Institute has a little bit more scratch to keep the Hubble project running until 2021.This year, the International Space Station made its 100,000th orbit around our planet.

Hubble telescope to scout the Voyagers' paths through interstellar space

Hubble telescope to scout the Voyagers' paths through interstellar space Our Voyager spacecraft are boldly going where no man has gone before.Both Voyager spacecraft were launched in 1977, on missions to visit Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

Cold, mysterious, and also sad: this week in space

Cold, mysterious, and also sad: this week in space Navy, [he] left his mark on the history of exploration by flying three times in space, twice to the moon.In this case, the wave may form as the lower atmosphere flows over mountains on Venus’ surface.

Space rocks, a space telescope and a space station: this week in space

Space rocks, a space telescope and a space station: this week in space Cosmochemist Philipp Heck dissolved a rock in strong acid to liberate the tiny, crystalline bits of ancient asteroid within.They’ve been collaborating with the ESA to use the Hubble Space Telescope to measure the expansion of the Universe.

Hubble could get another repair mission after all

Hubble could get another repair mission after all The Hubble Space Telescope has been orbiting Earth for more than a quarter century.The last Hubble service mission was in 2009, prior to the end of Shuttle flights in 2011.

NASA announces discovery of seven Earth-like exoplanets in a single solar system

NASA announces discovery of seven Earth-like exoplanets in a single solar system NASA has announced the discovery of an amazing planetary system in orbit of a nearby star consisting of seven Earth-like planets in the habitable zone.This was exciting enough to warrant a quick follow up by the Spitzer Space Telescope — TRAPPIST-1’s small size and low temperature was ideal for study with Spitzer’s infrared instruments.

Hubble spots rogue supermassive black hole ejected from its galaxy

Hubble spots rogue supermassive black hole ejected from its galaxy Most large galaxies like our own Milky Way have a supermassive black hole in the center.It’s so common that astronomers just expect to see the telltale signs of a black hole in the heart of galaxies.

A rocket, a rover, and a moon: this week in space

A rocket, a rover, and a moon: this week in space Next week SpaceX is going to reuse its first reusable rocket, launching it from their new digs at Pad 39A.It was used in April 2016 to complete its first resupply mission of the International Space Station (including delivery of the Bigelow expandable habitat).

NASA's new image and video library is searchable and mobile-friendly

NASA's new image and video library is searchable and mobile-friendly You can visit it right now and get access to more than 140,000 NASA images, videos, and audio files.When performing a search, the NASA library includes filters for images, videos, and audio.

New composite image shows auroras on Uranus

New composite image shows auroras on Uranus In addition, Uranus has the distinction of rotating with an axial tilt of 97 degrees — almost parallel to the plane of the solar system.The above images show bright auroras glowing in the clouds of Uranus, a phenomenon that was only confirmed in 2011.

Enjoy this beautiful photo of a starburst galaxy, courtesy of Hubble

Enjoy this beautiful photo of a starburst galaxy, courtesy of Hubble The Hubble space telescope recently captured a beautifully detailed view of NGC 4526, one of the so-called starburst galaxies within Virgo.A starburst galaxy is a galaxy that's experiencing an exceptionally high rate of star formation.

This Week in Space: Metal on Mars, Hydrogen Inside Enceladus, and a Meteoric Near-Miss

This Week in Space: Metal on Mars, Hydrogen Inside Enceladus, and a Meteoric Near-Miss While we’re talking about icy rocks from the outer Solar System, it would be a shame not to mention Enceladus.But unlike Earth, there’s a surprising volume of hydrogen coming out of those vents and floating off into space.

These shining cosmic objects aren't stars. Take a closer look

These shining cosmic objects aren't stars. Take a closer look The Hubble Space Telescope has given us many incredible views of the universe.From stars and nebulas shining hundreds of light-years away, to views of closer cosmic objects like Mars and Jupiter, the Hubble provides frequent reminders of just how small we are.

Hubble Catches Some of the Earliest Stars Ever Formed on Camera

Hubble Catches Some of the Earliest Stars Ever Formed on Camera The Hubble Space Telescope has been sending back iconic and stunning photos of space for decades.And not only are they some of the earliest stars we’ve ever seen, their very existence confirms some of our theories about early star formation.