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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.