Astronomers found a rare type of growing galaxy that appears to feed off stolen gases.
NASA Hubble Space Telescope images revealed 2,753 young, blue star clusters in a neighboring galaxy. This sheds light on the formation history of stars in our universe.
The Hubble Space Telescope recently captured detailed images of Twin Jet Nebula, which has recently ejected its outer layers, and illuminated them, signifying it is in its final stages of life.
Astronomers recently discovered two supermassive black holes in the quasar known as Markarian 231, using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. This suggests that these massive black holes form from violent mergers.
Analysis of some Hubble Space Telescope images has added to research on how cosmic winds prevent stars from being born, and which areas might produce fewer stars after this.
The Universe may seem like a big, wide-open expanse, but the truth is that most galaxies are clumped together in groups or clusters, and a neighbor is never far away. However, using the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers have now imaged in greater detail one unique, but lonely galaxy that is "lost in space."
Two of Pluto's moons, Nix and Hydra, are wobbling unpredictably in some kind of "cosmic dance," according to new data discovered by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, adding more mystery to this former planet.
The farthest known galaxy has recently been captured on camera, giving scientists a glimpse back in time to when the Universe was only five percent of its present age, according to new research.
In the beginning, there was only darkness... Then stars began to fill the heavens, lighting our Universe. No matter what your denomination or beliefs, this is one point you likely won't dispute. Astronomers have long been fascinated with the dawn of light, and now, with the help of the Hubble Space Telescope, they believe they have determined how that beginning ended.
Happy 25th anniversary Hubble! As of April 24, it has been a whopping quarter of a century since the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) rocketed out of Earth's atmosphere to begin its mission of surveying the stars. Since then, it's had a hand in... well, just about any space research you can think of. Now, on the advent of this landmark anniversary, we take a look at what the Hubble has accomplished, and what the future has in store for it.
The Hubble Space Telescope recently captured images of some eerie and beautiful objects floating around space. A series of green and ghostly wisps were recently spotted by the unmanned orbital telescope, betraying the past presence of quasars, the brightest objects in the Universe.
Dark matter: unless you're a theoretical physicist, you probably will have a hard time explaining just what this mysterious thing in our Universe really is. Even experts have long viewed the material as one giant question mark looming over blackboards and telescopic lenses. Now, a new discovery has made things even more complicated. Dark matter, as it turns out, barely even interacts with itself, explaining why it is so undetectable.
Ever look up at the stars and wish you could see all the brilliant displays they have to offer for yourself? Yes, we have powerful telescopes, but even they cannot see into the furthest reaches of the Universe. Luckily, astronomers are finding that on rare occasions, the Universe itself provides.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the most detailed image yet of the debris disk encircling Beta Pictoris, a 20-million-year-old star.