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.
heic2008 — Photo Release
Hubble Captures Breakup of Comet ATLAS
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has provided astronomers with the sharpest view yet of the breakup of Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS). The telescope resolved roughly 30 fragments of the fragile comet on 20 April and 25 pieces on 23 April.
heic2007 — Science Release
Hubble Celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a Tapestry of Blazing Starbirth
Hubble Space Telescope’s iconic images and scientific breakthroughs have redefined our view of the Universe. To commemorate three decades of scientific discoveries, this image is one of the most photogenic examples of the many turbulent stellar nurseries the telescope has observed during its 30-year lifetime. The portrait features the giant nebula NGC 2014 and its neighbour NGC 2020 which together form part of a vast star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, approximately 163 000 light-years away. The image is nicknamed the “Cosmic Reef” because it resembles an undersea world.
heic2006 — Science Release
Hubble Observes Aftermath of Massive Collision
What astronomers thought was a planet beyond our solar system, has now seemingly vanished from sight. Astronomers now suggest that a full-grown planet never existed in the first place. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope had instead observed an expanding cloud of very fine dust particles caused by a titanic collision between two icy asteroid-sized bodies orbiting the bright star Fomalhaut, about 25 light-years from Earth.
heic2005 — Science Release
Hubble Finds Best Evidence for Elusive Mid-Size Black Hole
New data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have provided the strongest evidence yet for mid-sized black holes in the Universe. Hubble confirms that this “intermediate-mass” black hole dwells inside a dense star cluster.
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