heic2012 — Photo Release
Hubble Watches the “Flapping” of Cosmic Bat Shadow
The young star HBC 672 is known by its nickname of Bat Shadow because of its wing-like shadow feature. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has now observed a curious “flapping” motion in the shadow of the star’s disc for the first time. The star resides in a stellar nursery called the Serpens Nebula, about 1300 light-years away.
heic2011 — Photo Release
Stunning New Hubble Images Reveal Stars Gone Haywire
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope demonstrates its full range of imaging capabilities with two new images of planetary nebulae. The images depict two nearby young planetary nebulae, NGC 6302, dubbed the Butterfly Nebula, and NGC 7027. Both are among the dustiest planetary nebulae known and both contain unusually large masses of gas, which made them an interesting pair for study in parallel by a team of researchers.
heic2010 — Science Release
Hubble Makes Surprising Find in the Early Universe
New results from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope suggest the formation of the first stars and galaxies in the early Universe took place sooner than previously thought. A European team of astronomers have found no evidence of the first generation of stars, known as Population III stars, as far back as when the Universe was just 500 million years old.
heic2009 — Science Release
Hubble Finds that "Distance" From the Brightest Stars is Key to Preserving Primordial Discs
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope was used to conduct a three-year study of the crowded, massive and young star cluster Westerlund 2. The research found that the material encircling stars near the cluster’s centre is mysteriously devoid of the large, dense clouds of dust that would be expected to become planets in a few million years. Their absence is caused by the cluster’s most massive and brightest stars that erode and disperse the discs of gas and dust of neighbouring stars. This is the first time that astronomers have analysed an extremely dense star cluster to study which environments are favourable to planet formation.
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
Registration and Abstract Submissions Open for the Science with the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes Conference VI
25 Oct. 2019 — ann1911
Social Media Competition to Kickstart Hubble’s 30th Anniversary Celebrations
30 Sept. 2019 — ann1909