Tag Archives: Hubble Space Telescope

Scientists puzzle over ‘super-puff’ planets

Readings from the Hubble Space Telescope have shed light on a bizarre class of alien planets that have the density of cotton candy. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Hubble spots interstellar comet as it rounds sun

The Hubble Space Telescope has snapped the best images to date showing the interstellar comet known as 2I/Borisov, and one of the pictures shows a faraway spiral galaxy just off to the side. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Hubble features ghostly galaxy for Halloween

Now here’s something really scary for Halloween: Imagine two galaxies slamming into each other and creating a monstrous wraith with ghostly glowing eyes. It’s not that far of a stretch. The Hubble Space Telescope captured just such an image, for … Continue reading

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Hubble gets snapshot of interstellar comet

Pictures captured by the Hubble Space Telescope show the second known interstellar object, 2I/Borisov, in all its cometary glory. The images were taken by the telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 on Oct. 12, when 2I/Borisov was 260 million miles from … Continue reading

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Hubble team hits ‘reset’ to fix balky camera

NASA says the Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 is back to doing science observations, a week after it went dark due to a telemetry glitch. Basically, engineers hit the reset button to clear up the telemetry problem. After going through tests … Continue reading

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Hubble team works to revive camera amid shutdown

Engineers are working to bring the Hubble Space Telescope’s wide-angle camera back into operation after a hardware problem knocked it offline. In a status update, NASA said the problem cropped up on Jan. 8 and forced a suspension of operations for … Continue reading

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Red dwarfs seem to wipe out life’s necessities

Red dwarf stars have been seen as the biggest potential frontier for alien life, in part because they’re the most common stars in our galaxy. But observations made using the Hubble Space Telescope suggest that the frontier might turn out … Continue reading

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