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The universe is expanding even faster than we thought

The universe is expanding even faster than we thought The universe is a very big place, and science has proven that it’s only getting bigger as time goes on.Based on the newly published data, it’s happening even faster than we thought.

Celestial fireworks: Hubble observes firestorm of new star formation in an old galaxy

Celestial fireworks: Hubble observes firestorm of new star formation in an old galaxy The infusion of gas into a young galaxy could cause it to become lopsided as star formation picked up faster on one end.Researchers from Vassar College used Hubble’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 3 to observe and analyze some of the few nearby tadpole galaxies like Kiso 5639 in order to confirm this accretion-induced star formation.

Hubble spots vibrant auroras on Jupiter, gets another 5 years in service

Hubble spots vibrant auroras on Jupiter, gets another 5 years in service The development of the Hubble Space Telescope stretches all the way back to the 1970s.Today, Hubble is still sending back incredible images of galaxies, nebulae, and the auroras on Jupiter.

This week in space: dark matter, exoplanets, galactic superclusters, and a Dragon

This week in space: dark matter, exoplanets, galactic superclusters, and a Dragon ” This week marks the 47th anniversary of the first moon landing.Do you know any moon landing denialists?

Hubble uses gravitational lens to look back at the early universe

Hubble uses gravitational lens to look back at the early universe Those galaxies are from the very early universe, just a billion or so years after the big bang.This creates a natural lens, through which Hubble can look to get a clearer view of objects on the other side.

Astronomers discover a ‘starving’ supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy

Astronomers discover a ‘starving’ supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy What happens when a black hole falls on hard times?An international team of astronomers have found a black hole that’s rapidly getting dimmer, and they think it’s starving.

Astronomers discover true nature of ‘giant space blob’

Astronomers discover true nature of ‘giant space blob’ We’ve been staring at the first such blob, called Lyman-Alpha blob 1 or LAB-1 for short, since we found it in 2000.The birth of galaxies is not a peaceful process, and these young galaxies could be bombarding the star nurseries with high-energy matter, driving star formation.

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).