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An ancient super-Earth offers an unexpected clue that life in our galaxy could be older than scientists thought

Artist's rendition of the hot, rocky planet in TOI-561 - one of the oldest, most metal-poor planetary systems discovered yet in the Milky Way. W. M. Keck Observatory/Adam Makarenko A super-Earth planet 280 light-years away seems to be about 10 billion years old, adding to growing evidence that rocky planets have existed almost as long as our galaxy. Ancient rocky planets offer further evidence that extraterrestrial life may have existed long before humans. Scientists may have better su...
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There may be fewer galaxies in the universe than we thought

A previous measurement by Hubble Space Telescope suggested there were 2 trillion galaxies spread across the universe. Now, the latest research points to only hundreds of billions of galaxies instead.
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Astronomers spotted a galaxy dying after a major collision. It's bleeding out 10,000 suns' worth of gas each year.

An artist's impression shows galaxy ID2299 losing a tail of gas after being formed in a galactic collision. ESO/M. Kornmesser Astronomers can see a distant galaxy dying as it bleeds cold gas into space. Such gas is critical for forming stars. Galaxies die when they can no longer do so. This galaxy formed from a collision in which two galaxies merged into one. That left a "tail" that's shedding 10,000 suns' worth of gas each year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For ...
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NASA's shared some interstellar fireworks to bring 2020 to an end. The Orion Nebula looks like a rainbow canvas peppered with dots of light.

A composite image of the Orion Nebula, as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space telescope. NASA/JPL-Caltech STScI NASA's final "Image of the Day" for 2020 depicts the Orion Nebula, located 1,500 light-years from Earth. The Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes captured the stunning, colorful image. Nebulae are giant clouds of gas and dust where new stars are born. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. NASA decided to share some interstellar fireworks to end a...
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NASA shared some interstellar fireworks to bring 2020 to an end. The Orion Nebula looks like a rainbow canvas peppered with dots of light.

A composite image of the Orion Nebula, as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space telescope. NASA/JPL-Caltech STScI NASA's final "Image of the Day" for 2020 depicts the Orion Nebula, located 1,500 light-years from Earth. The Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes captured the stunning, colorful image. Nebulae are giant clouds of gas and dust where new stars are born. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. NASA decided to share some interstellar fireworks to end a...
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Neptune's Weird Dark Spot Just Got Weirder

Neptune boasts some of the strangest weather in the solar system. The sun's eighth planet holds the record for the fastest winds observed on any world, with speeds cutting through the atmosphere upward of 1,100 miles per hour, or 1.5 times the speed of sound. Scientists still don't know exactly why its atmosphere is so tumultuous. Their latest glimpse of Neptune provided even more reason to be confused. From a report: The Hubble Space Telescope identified a storm in 2018, a dark spot some 4,600 ...
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Jupiter and Saturn will appear closer in the sky than they have for 800 years on Monday, aligning as a 'double planet.' Here's how to see it.

Jupiter and Saturn seen after sunset from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, December 13, 2020. NASA/Bill Ingalls Jupiter and Saturn will align in the night sky on Monday. It'll be the closest they've appeared in 800 years. The two planets move into alignment, or conjunction, every 20 years. But this year they will be so close that they'll look like a "double planet." The last time Saturn and Jupiter were both this close and visible was in 1226. Here are the best ways to see, photograph...
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Newly discovered Jupiter-like world could be the long-sought ‘Planet X’ (the next web)

When the Hubble Space Telescope set its sights toward the binary star system HD 106906, astronomers found a world that could resemble the long-sought Planet X. For the first time, astronomers are able to view a massive Jupiter-like world orbiting far from its parent star. The planet is visible orbiting at a distance beyond the debris field surrounding the stellar furnace. Such a world would resemble the hypothesized Planet X, thought by some astronomers to orbit beyond Neptune in our own solar s...
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Newly discovered Jupiter-like world could be the long-sought ‘Planet X’

When the Hubble Space Telescope set its sights toward the binary star system HD 106906, astronomers found a world that could resemble the long-sought Planet X. For the first time, astronomers are able to view a massive Jupiter-like world orbiting far from its parent star. The planet is visible orbiting at a distance beyond the debris field surrounding the stellar furnace. Such a world would resemble the hypothesized Planet X, thought by some astronomers to orbit beyond Neptune in our own solar s...
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Hubble watches massive storm on Neptune reverse course

A dark vortex-like storm on Neptune discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope in September 2018 has reversed course to avoid an untimely demise on the blue ice giant.
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Jupiter and Saturn are about to appear closer in the sky than they have for 800 years, aligning as a 'double planet.' Here's how to see it.

Saturn and Jupiter seen after sunset from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, December 13, 2020. NASA/Bill Ingalls Jupiter and Saturn will align in the night sky on Monday. It'll be the closest they've appeared in 800 years. The two planets move into alignment, or conjunction, every 20 years. But this year they will be so close that they'll look like a "double planet." The last time Saturn and Jupiter were both this close and visible was in 1226. Here are the best ways to see, photograph...
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Hubble finds cosmic twin of Solar System's mysterious Planet Nine

NASA's Hubble Telescope provides 14 years of data on the exoplanet HD106906 b.It exhibits strange behavior along its orbit 336 light-year away from Earth.Scientists think data from the exoplanet may explain what happened to the possibly hidden Planet Nine in our Solar System. How many planets are in our Solar System? You may think there's an obvious answer you learned in kindergarten, but the number has fluctuated between 8 and 9, depending on whether you accept Pluto as being large enough for ...
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Don't give up on Planet Nine yet: Hubble 'scope finds just such a world a mere 336 light-years away

Massive planets at far out distances from their stars are possible after all The Hubble Space Telescope has spied a previously unknown exoplanet with similar properties as our Solar System's hypothetical object Planet Nine. This newly spotted body is living on the outskirts of another solar system 336 light-years away.…
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The Hubble telescope has revealed a 'very dramatic and very weird' fading nebula in deep space

Images taken of the Stingray Nebula between 1996 and 2016 show it fading. NASA, ESA, Balick (University of Washington), Guerrero (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía), and G. Ramos-Larios (Universidad de Guadalajara) A team of astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope to capture images of a nebula dimming quickly over just 20 years. One researcher called the rapid fading "very, very dramatic, and very weird." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Astronomers often study...
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Hubble captures unprecedented fading of Stingray nebula

Astronomers have caught a rare look at a rapidly fading shroud of gas around an aging star. Archival data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveal that the nebula Hen 3-1357, nicknamed the Stingray nebula, has faded precipitously over just the past two decades. Witnessing such a swift rate of change in a planetary nebula is exceeding rare, say researchers.
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Jupiter and Saturn are about to appear closer in the sky than they have for 800 years, aligning as a 'double planet'

A man with a telescope watches the night sky over the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument in Los Angeles, California, on July 19, 2020. David McNew/Getty Jupiter and Saturn will align in the night sky on December 21. It'll be the closest they've appeared in 800 years. The two planets move into alignment, or conjunction, every 20 years. But this year, they will be so close that they'll look like a "double planet." The last time Saturn and Jupiter were both this close and visible was in ...
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NASA Discovers a Rare Metal Asteroid That's Worth $10,000 Quadrillion (slashdot)

Iwastheone shares a report from Observer: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a rare, heavy and immensely valuable asteroid called "16 Psyche" in the Solar System's main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Asteroid Psyche is located at roughly 230 million miles (370 million kilometers) from Earth and measures 140 miles (226 kilometers) across, about the size of West Virginia. What makes it special is that, unlike most asteroids that are either rocky or icy, Psyche is made almost ent...
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NASA Discovers a Rare Metal Asteroid That's Worth $10,000 Quadrillion

Iwastheone shares a report from Observer: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a rare, heavy and immensely valuable asteroid called "16 Psyche" in the Solar System's main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Asteroid Psyche is located at roughly 230 million miles (370 million kilometers) from Earth and measures 140 miles (226 kilometers) across, about the size of West Virginia. What makes it special is that, unlike most asteroids that are either rocky or icy, Psyche is made almost ent...
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Take a peek at a stellar nursery with this Hubble image

A new image from the Hubble Space Telescope released this week shows a special area of star formation; a nursery where stars are born from swirling gas.
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Hubble captures a spectacular time-lapse of a supernova explosion

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a time-lapse of a supernova, showing the explosion and aftermath of a white dwarf detonating in a thermonuclear blast.
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Hubble watches as an exploding star fades away

The Hubble Space Telescope watched a supernova, first spotted in 2018, as it faded away into nothing over nearly a year, essentially capturing a time-lapse movie of this event.
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The Hubble telescope caught a supernova outshining every star in its galaxy

The Hubble Space Telescope got a rare look at one of the most awesome light shows in the universe, catching a supernova that outshone...
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Hubble observes spectacular supernova time-lapse

The NASA/ESA's Hubble Space Telescope has tracked the fading light of a supernova in the spiral galaxy NGC 2525, located 70 million light years away. Supernovae like this one can be used as cosmic tape measures, allowing astronomers to calculate the distance to their galaxies. Hubble captured these images as part of one of its major investigations, measuring the expansion rate of the Universe, which can help answer fundamental questions about our Universe's very nature.
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Hubble watches exploding star fade into oblivion

When a star unleashes as much energy in a matter of days as our Sun does in several billion years, you know it's not going to remain visible for long. Like intergalactic paparazzi, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured the quick, fading celebrity status of a supernova, the self-detonation of a star.
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NASA's Hubble space telescope captured the ribbon of a supernova blast that ancient humans saw about 15,000 years ago

A Hubble Space Telescope photo shows a small section of the Cygnus supernova blast wave. ESA/Hubble/NASA/W. Blair The supernova explosion of a massive, dying star was so bright that ancient humans would have seen it from Earth about 15,000 years ago. The supernova's blast wave continues to scream through space, heating and compressing dust and gas in a way that causes them to glow in a web of colorful ribbons called the Cygnus Loop. NASA's Hubble space telescope recently captured an image ...
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Hubble captures a galaxy that’s chock full of dark matter

The newest image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a galaxy that's more than it appears: NGC 5585 is thought to be chock full of dark matter.
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A striking new photo of Jupiter shows the Great Red Spot is shrinking – and other storms are growing

This photo of Jupiter, captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on August 25, 2020, provides astronomers with new information about the planet's turbulent weather patterns. NASA, ESA, STScI, A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center), and M.H. Wong (University of California, Berkeley) and the OPAL team The Hubble Space Telescope took a striking new photo of Jupiter that shows how the planet's weather patterns have evolved. The gas giant's most famous storm – its Great Red Spot – has b...
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New types of polar lights are upending what we know about the aurora. Amateur scientists and interns made the latest discoveries.

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) in the sky in Ivalo, Lapland, Finland September 27, 2019. Alexander Kuznetsov/Reuters Scientists, amateur aurora-hunters, and a NASA intern have discovered fascinating new types of aurora in recent years. One new type of aurora revealed curls in Earth's upper atmosphere, and another pointed to a strange magnetic crunch in space. New observations of Jupiter's aurorae have also raised questions about the nature of these lights. Visit Business Insider's h...
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NASA releases new image of cosmic fireworks show

The newest image from the Hubble Space Telescope has captured a cosmic fireworks show that has been unfolding over two centuries.
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NASA's beautiful new pastel image of Jupiter

NASA released this astonishingly beautiful image of Jupiter captured by the Hubble Space Telescope on August 25. From NASA: Hubble's near-infrared imaging, combined with ultraviolet views, provides a unique panchromatic look that offers insights into the altitude and distribution of the planet's haze and particles. This complements Hubble's visible-light pictures that show the ever-changing cloud… Read More
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