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Five developments in space, time and fusion

Projects from gravitational wave detection to viewing the Milky Way and generating thermonuclear power march aheadCern has announced plans for a Future Circular Collider. The £17.8bn machine would smash particles together inside a 62-mile tunnel – four times the size of the Large Hadron Collider. If funding can be secured, scientists hope the machine would be operational by the 2050s. Continue reading...
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The Day Edwin Hubble Realized Our Universe Was Expanding

This year marks the 90th anniversary of a mind-boggling discovery: that the universe is expanding. The discovery was spearheaded by Edwin Hubble, for whom the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope is named. As an astronomer at Mount Wilson Observatory in Los Angeles, Hubble had access to the most cutting-edge equipment of the day, particularly the 100-inch (2.5 meters) Hooker telescope. The telescope, built in 1917, was the largest on Earth until 1949. Since 1919, Hubble had been discovering new gal...
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Hubble Space Telescope team hits ‘reset’ to get balky camera back to doing science

NASA says the Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 is back to doing science observations, a week after it went dark due to a telemetry glitch. Basically, engineers hit the reset button to clear up the telemetry problem. After going through tests and calibration, the camera completed its first science observations just after noon ET (9 a.m. PT) today, NASA said in a status update. Hubble’s three other main instruments — the Advanced Camera for Surveys, the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph and ...
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Hubble Space Telescope team hits ‘reset’ to get balky camera back in business

NASA says the Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 has been brought back into operation, one week after it went dark due to a telemetry glitch. Basically, engineers hit the reset button to clear up the telemetry problem. The return to normal operations is proceeding despite the partial government shutdown, and the camera could resume making science observations by the end of the week, NASA said in a status update on Monday. Hubble’s three other main instruments — the Advanced Camera for ...
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Hubble Space Telescope Will Last Through the Mid-2020s, Report Says

schwit1 shares a report from Space.com: Despite recent issues with one of its instruments, the Hubble Space Telescope is expected to last at least another five years. A new report suggests that the iconic spacecraft has a strong chance of enduring through the mid-2020s. [...] One reason the spacecraft has lasted so long is that astronauts have provided aid. Servicing missions continued to update the telescope until 2009, when the space shuttle was retired. The final update to Hubble included the...
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Brightest quasar ever seen discovered by Hubble, may be star-producing machine

The brightest quasar even seen has been observed with the Hubble Space Telescope using a technique called strong gravitational lensing. The quasar is enormously energetic and may be producing thousands of stars per year. The post Brightest quasar ever seen discovered by Hubble, may be star-producing machine appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Close Look at a Close Neighbor

Hubble Space Telescope recently compiled this detailed image of M33, the Triangulum Galaxy. It is the third-largest member of the Local Group, after the Andromeda Galaxy and our home galaxy, the Milky Way. M33 is three million light-years away, and it is about 60,000 light-years in diameter, which is roughly half the diameter of the Milky Way. This image shows the galaxy's bright center and its delicate spiral arms, which are outlined by bright, young stars. Although M33 is far less massive than...
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Supernova leftovers preserve evidence of a messy blowup that wrecked two stars

In what sounds like a cosmic episode of “CSI,” sleuthing astronomers have figured out what touched off a stellar explosion 545 million light-years away, based on evidence left behind at the scene of the crime. An international team of astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories to sift through the chemical fingerprints left behind in the remnants of a Type Ia supernova known as SN 2015cp. The astronomers knew the type of star that blew up: It was a carbon-oxygen white dwa...
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Hubble Space Telescope Faces More Hardware Trouble

The Hubble Space Telescope team has temporarily suspended operations of Wide Field Camera 3 following a hardware glitch.Read more...
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The Hubble telescope found the brightest quasar ever and also needs a fix

The Hubble Space Telescope recently captured the brightest quasar in the early universe but one of its premier cameras is no longer working.
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Hubble loses best camera but discovers brightest ever quasar

Nasa working on fix after space telescope’s wide-field camera broke downThe Hubble space telescope is operating without its best camera after a hardware problem forced it to shut down.Nasa said the camera stopped working on Tuesday but three other science instruments were still operating and able to continue celestial observations. Continue reading...
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Hubble Space Telescope’s team works to revive camera amid NASA shutdown

Engineers are working to bring the Hubble Space Telescope's wide-angle camera back into operation after a hardware problem knocked it offline. In a status update, NASA said the problem cropped up on Tuesday and forced a suspension of operations for the Wide Field Camera 3. WFC3 was installed on the telescope nearly a decade ago during the space shuttle fleet's final servicing mission. It's designed to capture high-resolution images in visible, ultraviolet and near-infrared wavelength...
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Hubble Space Telescope’s premier camera shuts down

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Hubble Space Telescope’s premier camera has shut down. NASA says the camera suspended operations Tuesday because of a hardware problem. Hubble’s three other science instruments are still working fine, with celestial observations continuing. This third incarnation of the camera was installed by spacewalking shuttle astronauts in 2009. NASA says […]
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Hubble Space Telescope's Camera Eye Suffers Malfunction

A hardware problem has put the main camera onboard the Hubble Space Telescope out of operation, according to a brief statement released by NASA today (Jan. 9). The issue with the Wide Field Camera 3 occured on Jan. 8 at 12:23 p.m. EST (1723 GMT), according to the statement. NASA did not provide any details about the glitch itself beyond saying that it was caused by a hardware problem and that the camera carries redundant electronics that could be used to get the instrument running again. It...
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Hubble team has bad news for aliens: Red dwarfs seem to wipe out life’s necessities

Red dwarf stars have been seen as the biggest potential frontier for alien life, in part because they’re the most common stars in our galaxy. But observations made using the Hubble Space Telescope suggest that the frontier might turn out to be a desert. “We may have found the limit to habitable planets,” said Carol Grady, a co-investigator on the Hubble observations from Eureka Scientific in Oakland, Calif. She laid out the research team’s findings today at the American Astronomical Society’s wi...
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Queen guitarist Brian May released a new song celebrating NASA's historic visit to the farthest object ever explored — take a listen

NASA's New Horizons probe flew past the giant space rock MU69 on New Year's Day. MU69, also called Ultima Thule, is more than 4 billion miles away from Earth, making it the farthest object ever explored. Queen guitarist Brian May released a new song, "New Horizons," to celebrate the historic flyby. This is May's first solo release in more than two decades. The guitarist has a PhD in astrophysics and also worked with NASA's New Horizons science team. On New Year's Day, Queen guitarist Brian...
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NASA just pulled off humanity's farthest-ever visit to a space object — the New Horizons probe's successfully flew by Ultima Thule

NASA's New Horizons probe successfully flew past a space rock called Ultima Thule, also known as 2014 MU69, on New Year's Day. Ultima Thule, which is 4 billion miles from Earth (and 1 billion miles beyond Pluto), is now the most distant object humanity has ever visited. The nuclear-powered spacecraft recorded hundreds photos of Ultima Thule, and it will beam that data home over ther next two years. The flyby may reveal secrets of how planets in our solar system formed some 4.5 billion years a...
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Nancy Grace Roman, ‘mother’ of the Hubble telescope, dies at 93

Nancy Grace Roman, who began working with NASA in 1959 and is credited as a major force behind the effort fund and deploy the Hubble Space Telescope, passed away on December 25th at the age of 93. She was a pioneer in science and the space industry, becoming the very first woman executive within NASA as well as the agency's first chief of astronomy. Roman's incredible efforts to push NASA to new frontiers is still felt today, and even though Hubble launched over a decade after she retir...
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The New Horizons probe buzzes the most distant object ever encountered first thing tomorrow

Four billion miles from Earth, the New Horizons probe that recently sent such lovely pictures of Pluto is drawing near to the most distant object mankind has ever come close to: Ultima Thule, a mysterious rock deep in the Kuiper belt. The historic rendezvous takes place early tomorrow morning. This is an encounter nearly 30 years in the making, if you count back to the mission’s beginnings in 1989, but it’s also been some 13 years since launch — the timing and nature of which was calculated t...
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Nancy Grace Roman, 'Mother Of Hubble' Space Telescope, Has Died, At Age 93

Russell Lewis, writing for NPR: When Nancy Grace Roman was a child, her favorite object to draw was the moon. Her mother used to take her on walks under the nighttime sky and show her constellations, or point out the colorful swirls of the aurora. Roman loved to look up at the stars and imagine. Eventually, her passion for stargazing blossomed into a career as a renowned astronomer. Roman was one of the first female executives at NASA, where she served as the agency's first chief of astronomy. K...
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Nancy Roman, ‘Mother of the Hubble’ Telescope, Dies at 93

As NASA’s chief of astronomy, Dr. Roman was the first woman in a leadership position at the agency and oversaw planning for the Hubble Space Telescope.
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Nancy Grace Roman, 'Mother Of Hubble' Space Telescope, Has Died, At Age 93

Roman was one of the first female executives at NASA, its first chief of astronomy and she played an instrumental role in making the Hubble Space Telescope a reality. She died on Dec. 25. (Image credit: Courtesy of NASA)
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More New Horizons

While many celebrate the arrival of the new year with champagne, the team that operates New Horizons may have a special reason to open a bottle of bubbly: The spacecraft is set to stage the most distant encounter ever. On New Year’s Eve night, it’ll fly about 2200 miles from 2014 MU69, a small chunk of ice and rock more than four billion miles away. New Horizons flew by Pluto in July of 2015. It had enough fuel left to maneuver to a second encounter in the Kuiper Belt, a “doughnut” of iceballs b...
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Nancy Grace Roman, 'Mother of Hubble,' Dies at 93

Nancy Grace Roman, a renowned astronomer who led the drive to launch the Hubble Space Telescope, died on Dec. 25 at the age of 93, according to the Associated Press. Roman was nicknamed "the mother of Hubble" for her work on the pioneering telescope, which launched in 1990. A previous astronomer, Lyman Spitzer, proposed exploring the idea of a space-based optical telescope in 1946, but the budget and technology required for such a project wasn't available.
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NASA's Nancy Grace Roman, Known as the 'Mother of Hubble,' Dies at 93

Nancy Grace Roman, a former NASA executive who is often described as the “mother” of the Hubble Space Telescope, has died at 93.Read more...
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"Mother of Hubble" Nancy Grace Roman Dies at 93

Nancy Grace Roman, a former NASA executive who is often described as the “mother” of the Hubble Space Telescope, has died at 93.
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Nancy Grace Roman, involved with Hubble telescope, dies

GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) — Nancy Grace Roman, the first woman to hold an executive position at NASA and who helped with development of the Hubble Space Telescope, has died. Laura Verreau, a cousin, confirmed Thursday that Roman died on Christmas Day after a prolonged illness. She was 93. The NASA webpage said Roman was the […]
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NASA’s New Horizons is poised for a historic New Year’s Day flyby

It was back in August that NASA showed off images from its New Horizons spacecraft which had just spotted its next flyby target sitting a whopping 100 million miles away. Well, in the months since that updated the probe has been speeding along at over 30,000 miles per hour and, as luck would have it, it'll reach its current destination on New Year's Day. The probe's current target is an object known as Ultima Thule. Ultima Thule is a frozen chunk of material left over from the earli...
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Cosmic Wreath and Ornaments Decorate the Universe in These Space Telescope Photos

To celebrate the season, scientists with the Hubble Space Telescope showcased what they called a "holiday wreath made of sparkling lights" in deep space made up of the dust around the brilliant star RS Puppis, which is visible from the Southern Hemisphere. "The super star is ten times more massive than the sun and 200 times larger," NASA officials said in an image description of the RS Puppis, which is about 6,500- light-years away. Last week, NASA's Chandra X-Ray Center also released a "cosm...
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