Hubble Telescope

  • What poets and scientists have in common

    Is the gap between poetry and science more myth than reality? Sam Illingworth from the UK’s Manch...

    Poetry and science They haven’t always got along. The English poet John Keats (who also trained as a medical doctor)...

    Features November 18, 2021
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    Antarctica is the perfect place for stargazing

    Dome A is officially the best place for astronomy.

    Have you ever wondered why stars twinkle? It’s because turbulence in the Earth’s atmosphere makes light emitted from ...

    ASC Edits August 4, 2020
  • A spiral with a past

    Hubble spots a galaxy discovered centuries ago.

    This image of the archetypal spiral galaxy, known as NGC 691, was captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.N...

    Astronomy March 3, 2020
  • History

    The man behind the telescope

    Edwin Hubble trained in law, but the lure of astronomy was strong.

    The Hubble Space Telescope was deployed from space shuttle Discovery on 24 April 1990 as a joint project between NASA...

    Features March 1, 2020
  • Borisov makes a flying visit

    Hubble captures speedy comet heading back into interstellar space.

    The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has made two new observations of Comet 2I/Borisov – only the second interstellar ...

    Space December 15, 2019
  • A dozen space doppelgangers

    Hubble captures a unique view of the Sunburst Arc.

    This image, captured using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows an astronomical object whose image is multiplie...

    Space November 10, 2019
  • Milky Way exploded three million years ago

    The discovery dramatically alters our understanding of our galaxy.

    A titanic, expanding beam of energy sprang from close to the supermassive black hole in the centre of the Milky Way j...

    Astrophysics October 6, 2019
  • Space is watching

    Hubble captures a fading star, the Engraved Hourglass Nebula.

    This image, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, shows the Engraved Hourglass Nebula – also known as MyCn 18 – wit...

    Astronomy October 3, 2019
  • Hubble captures galaxies interacting

    Eventually the luminescent two will become one.

    This galactic duo is known as UGC 2369.According to the European Space Agency, the galaxies are interacting, meanin...

    Astronomy August 13, 2019
  • Universe expanding faster than ever

    A big difference between early and late universe behaviour.

    The universe is expanding faster than predicted, new data reveal, indicating that something is missing from the curre...

    Physics April 28, 2019
  • Last days of an asteroid

    NASA captures a fast-moving rock entering its death throes.

    If this photo taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is any evidence, the small asteroid known as (6478) Gault won’t ...

    Space April 3, 2019
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    In search of the ghosts of dead galaxies

    Ivo Labbé helped discover odd dead galaxies.

    Associate Professor Ivo Labbé is hunting dead galaxies from the dawn of time. These cosmic relics passed their active...

    ASC Edits March 25, 2019
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