heic2018 — Photo Release
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.
heic2017 — Photo Release
Hubble Captures Crisp New Image of Jupiter and Europa
This latest image of Jupiter, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope on 25 August 2020, was captured when the planet was 653 million kilometres from Earth. Hubble’s sharp view is giving researchers an updated weather report on the monster planet’s turbulent atmosphere, including a remarkable new storm brewing, and a cousin of the Great Red Spot changing colour — again. The new image also features Jupiter’s icy moon Europa.
heic2016 — Science Release
New Hubble Data Suggests There is an Ingredient Missing from Current Dark Matter Theories
Observations by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile have found that something may be missing from the theories of how dark matter behaves. This missing ingredient may explain why researchers have uncovered an unexpected discrepancy between observations of the dark matter concentrations in a sample of massive galaxy clusters and theoretical computer simulations of how dark matter should be distributed in clusters. The new findings indicate that some small-scale concentrations of dark matter produce lensing effects that are 10 times stronger than expected.
heic2015 — Photo Release
Hubble Snaps Close-Up of Comet NEOWISE
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the closest images yet of the sky’s latest visitor to make the headlines, comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE, after it passed by the Sun. The new images of the comet were taken on 8 August and feature the visitor’s coma, the fine shell that surrounds its nucleus, and its dusty output.
heic2014 — Science Release
Hubble Helps Uncover the Mystery of the Dimming of Betelgeuse
New observations by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope suggest that the unexpected dimming of the supergiant star Betelgeuse was most likely caused by an immense amount of hot material ejected into space, forming a dust cloud that blocked starlight coming from Betelgeuse’s surface.
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