heic2109 — Science Release
ESA/Hubble Picture of the Week Prompts New Understanding of Einstein Ring
In December 2020 the ESA/Hubble team published a stunning view from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of one of the most complete Einstein rings ever discovered. This observation has since been used to develop a lensing model to study the physical properties of the lensed galaxy. Scientists have successfully measured the distance to the object and determined the magnification factor to be 20, which effectively makes Hubble’s observing capability equivalent to that of a 48-metre telescope.
heic2108 — Science Release
Hubble Discovers Hydrogen-Burning White Dwarfs Enjoying Slow Ageing
Could dying stars hold the secret to looking younger? New evidence from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope suggests that white dwarfs could continue to burn hydrogen in the final stages of their lives, causing them to appear more youthful than they actually are. This discovery could have consequences for how astronomers measure the ages of star clusters.
heic2107 — Science Release
Hubble Finds First Evidence of Water Vapour at Jupiter’s Moon Ganymede
Astronomers have used archival datasets from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to reveal the first evidence for water vapour in the atmosphere of Jupiter’s moon Ganymede, the result of the thermal escape of water vapour from the moon’s icy surface.
heic2106 — Photo Release
Hubble Inspects a Contorted Spiral Galaxy
This spectacular image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the trailing arms of NGC 2276, a spiral galaxy 120 million light-years away in the constellation of Cepheus. At first glance, the delicate tracery of bright spiral arms and dark dust lanes resembles countless other spiral galaxies. A closer look reveals a strangely lopsided galaxy shaped by gravitational interaction and intense star formation.
heic2105 — Photo Release
Hubble Celebrates 31st Birthday with Giant Star on the Edge of Destruction
In celebration of the 31st anniversary of the launching of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers aimed the celebrated observatory at one of the brightest stars seen in our galaxy to capture its beauty.
Event Postponed: Science with the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes Conference VI
4 March 2020 — ann2002
Hubblecast 126: From Ultraviolet to Infrared: Comparing the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes
11 Dec. 2019 — ann1912
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