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The Hubble Just Took a Gorgeous New Image of the Southern Crab Nebula's Wonky Gas Bubbles

Twenty years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope revealed a giant crab in the sky. Now, just before its 29th birthday (Hubble was launched into space April 24, 1990), the telescope again trains its lenses on the Southern Crab Nebula to provide the world with a stunning reminder that, a) the cosmos is mysterious and beautiful, and, b) launching giant cameras into space is a really neat idea.Every year, Hubble spends a small portion of its time snapping a gorgeous anniversary picture like this one, ac...
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Happy birthday, Hubble! Telescope celebrates with image of Southern Crab Nebula

In 1990 the Hubble Space Telescope was launched into low Earth orbit, where it has remained for nearly three decades collecting information about deep space. To celebrate its birthday, Hubble imaged the beautiful Southern Crab Nebula. The post Happy birthday, Hubble! Telescope celebrates with image of Southern Crab Nebula appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Hubble Telescope Turns 29, Shares Incredible Photo of Southern Crab Nebula to Celebrate

Hubble scientists like to honor the telescope’s birthday with an annual release of 4/20-worthy space porn, and this year’s pic is as stunning as ever. The image, in full below, offers an updated view of the Southern Crab Nebula.
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See a cluster of cosmic wild ducks in flight in Hubble’s picture of the week

Hubble has provided another space picture for us to marvel at. The image shows the Messier 11 cluster, a group of stars also known by another name: the Wild Duck Cluster, because the brightest stars look like a flock of ducks in flight. The post See a cluster of cosmic wild ducks in flight in Hubble’s picture of the week appeared first on Digital Trends.
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A tiny pebble could have caused the dramatic self-destruction of a 5-mile-long asteroid

Hubble has captured images of a self-destructing asteroid called 6478 Gault. The asteroid has two comet-like tails of debris, suggesting that Gault is breaking apart due to a phenomenon known as the YORP effect. The post A tiny pebble could have caused the dramatic self-destruction of a 5-mile-long asteroid appeared first on Digital Trends.
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A tiny pebble could have caused the dramatic self-destruction of asteroid Gault

Hubble has captured images of a self-destructing asteroid called 6478 Gault. The asteroid has two comet-like tails of debris, suggesting that Gault is breaking apart due to a phenomenon known as the YORP effect. The post A tiny pebble could have caused the dramatic self-destruction of asteroid Gault appeared first on Digital Trends.
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You spin me right round, baby, right round like an exploding asteroid, baby, right round round round

Dying space rock spurts out twin streams of debris Pic The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a rare moment of an asteroid breaking apart, leaving trails of glittering dust in its wake.…
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Cloudy Skies

Before a star like the Sun becomes a star like the Sun, it goes through a busy infancy. It forms from a collapsing cloud of gas and dust. Most of the material clumps together in the center, getting hotter and hotter, forming the baby star. Much of the remaining gas and dust forms a disk around the star. And bigger clouds of material from the star’s nursery lurk nearby. A couple of star-cloud pairings are in the west and southwest as night falls. Both clouds vary in brightness as a result of the ...
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Hubble watches spun-up asteroid coming apart

A small asteroid has been caught in the process of spinning so fast it's throwing off material, according to new data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories.
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Hubble discovers a mysterious dark spot on Neptune, and it’s getting bigger

The mighty Jupiter gets a lot of attention for its constantly-shifting face, but it's not the only planet in our solar system with some serious personality. Neptune, the large frozen ball of methane and various other frigid gasses sitting way out in the outer reaches of our system, is surprisingly active, and the Hubble Space Telescope just caught it doing something nobody had ever seen before.Astronomers have known for a long time that Neptune's surface occasionally becomes dotted with ...
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Hubble Telescope Reveals What 200 Billion Stars Look Like

Two incredible new images from the Hubble Space Telescope show galaxies in all their shining glory.The first photograph, of a galaxy called Messier 49, includes some 200 billion stars, although there's no way to pick out most of the individual pinpricks of light within the image.Most of the stars within this elliptical galaxy are about 6 billion years old, and those within its 6,000-odd globular star clusters are even older. And then there's the supermassive black hole at the heart of Me...
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Hubble captures birth of giant storm on Neptune

Images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope document the formation of a Great Dark Spot on Neptune for the first time, report researchers in a new study.
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Astronomers Find Fossils of Early Universe Stuffed in Milky Way's Bulge

Astronomers peered into the dusky bulge of the Milky Way and found some of the oldest known stars in the universe.In a study to be published in the April 2019 issue of the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, researchers analyzed a cluster of old, dim stars called HP1, located about 21,500 light-years away from Earth in the gut of our galaxy's central bulge. Using observations from Chile's Gemini South telescope and archival Hubble Space Telescope data, the research...
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The secret to scientific discoveries? Making mistakes | Phil Plait

Phil Plait was on a Hubble Space Telescope team of astronomers who thought they may have captured the first direct photo of an exoplanet ever taken. But did the evidence actually support that? Follow along as Plait shows how science progresses -- through a robust amount of making and correcting errors. "The price of doing science is admitting when you're wrong, but the payoff is the best there is: knowledge and understanding," he says. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
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Take a dip in the Lagoon Nebula in first image from SPECULOOS instrument

The European Southern Observatory has released the first image collected by their new SPECULOOS instrument, and it's a stunning portrait of the Lagoon Nebula, a swirling cloud of dust and gas where new stars are born. The post Take a dip in the Lagoon Nebula in first image from SPECULOOS instrument appeared first on Digital Trends.
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New Hubble image displays dazzling Messier 28 globular cluster

Messier 28 is a group of stars in the constellation of Sagittarius, located 18,000 light-years from our planet. Thousands of stars are packed tightly together in this sparkling image. The post New Hubble image displays dazzling Messier 28 globular cluster appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Check Out This Incredible New Hubble View of Two Galaxies Smashing Together

The Hubble Space Telescope has just released some spectacular new cosmic eye candy. This wild image shows NGC 6052, a pair of colliding galaxies 230 million light-years away.Read more...
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Hubble captures two colliding galaxies merging to form a super-galaxy

Two galaxies are colliding in the distant NGC 6052 in the constellation of Hercules. The Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of this pair of galaxies, which were previously believed to be one irregularly shaped galaxy. The post Hubble captures two colliding galaxies merging to form a super-galaxy appeared first on Digital Trends.
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What does the Milky Weigh? NASA calculates the mass of our galaxy

Astronomers have calculated the approximate mass of the Milky Way using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the ESA's Gaia satellite to observe the movement of globular star clusters. The post What does the Milky Weigh? NASA calculates the mass of our galaxy appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Milky Way Weighs 1.5 Trillion Suns and Most is Dark Matter

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite have more precisely weighed the Milky Way galaxy. Above – On the left is a Hubble Space Telescope image... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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How much weight would the Milky Way weigh if the Milky Way could be weighed?

The Milky Way is even weightier than imagined. Using data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite, astronomers have determined the most accurate measurement of its mass: Our vast galaxy clocks in at 1.5 trillion solar masses.
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Explore millennia of human inventions in one exhibition

New inventions have fueled fantasies and shaped human society—from the first stone tools to robotic arms, steam engines to jet propulsion, pieces of paper to the internet, and hieroglyphics to emoji. Take the telescope, for example. Today, the Hubble Space Telescope orbits 340 miles above the Earth, capturing crisp images of 10,000 galaxies that are up to 13 billion years old. The idea for the telescope was born in 1608 from Dutch spectacle-maker Hans Lippershey's idea, and Galileo Galileo later...
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Meet Hippocamp: Neptune's Smallest Moon Has a Name (and a Violent Past)

A faint and frigid little moon doesn't have to go by "Neptune XIV" anymore.Astronomers have given a name -- "Hippocamp" -- to the most recently discovered moon of Neptune, which also formerly went by S/2004 N1. They've figured out how big the satellite is as well, and teased out some interesting details about its past, a new study reports.A team led by Mark Showalter, of the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute in Mountain View, California, announced the existence of...
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Tiny Neptune moon spotted by Hubble may have broken from larger moon

After several years of analysis, a team of planetary scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has at last come up with an explanation for a mysterious moon around Neptune that they discovered with Hubble in 2013.
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Neptune's smallest moon may have been created by comets

We're all made of star stuff, but some things in the universe are created by comets. Neptune's recently discovered and smallest moon, Hippocamp, has been confirmed and observed in detail by the Hubble Space Telescope according to new research published in Nature on Wednesday. SEE ALSO: Neptune looks extremely sharp and very blue in these latest images Named Hippocamp for the half-horse, half-fish creature from Greek mythology — all of Neptune's moons are named for Greek and Rom...
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Neptune's smallest moon may have been created by comets

We're all made of star stuff, but some things in the universe are created by comets.Neptune's recently discovered and smallest moon, Hippocamp, has been confirmed and observed in detail by the Hubble Space Telescope according to new research published in Nature on Wednesday.SEE ALSO: Neptune looks extremely sharp and very blue in these latest imagesNamed Hippocamp for the half-horse, half-fish creature from Greek mythology -- all of Neptune's moons are named for Greek and Roman mytho...
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'Breakneck speed' mini moon hurtles around Neptune at 20,000mph

Astronomers confirm orbit of tiny moon Hippocamp via multiple images from HubbleA miniature moon that whizzes around Neptune at breakneck speed has been tracked by astronomers working from the US.The speck of a moon, no more than 21 miles across, hurtles around the distant gas giant at about 20,000 miles an hour, 10 times faster than our own moon circles Earth, scientists said. Continue reading...
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NASA posts image of ghostly blue objects, deep in the cosmos

When a star is born, a chaotic light show ensues. NASA's long-lived Hubble Space Telescope captured vivid bright clumps moving through the cosmos at some 1,000 light years from Earth. The space agency called these objects clear "smoking gun" evidence of a newly formed star -- as new stars blast colossal amounts of energy-rich matter into space, known as plasma. Seen as the vivid blue, ephemeral clumps in the top center of the new image below, these are telltale signs of an energy-rich gas, o...
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Trilobites: Andromeda Is Coming for Our Milky Way Galaxy, Eventually

Traveling at 68 miles per second, a nearby galaxy is still coming to consume us, just 600 million years later than expected.
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