Tag Archives: Hubble Space Telescope
More than a decade ago, Fomalhaut b was considered one of the first exoplanets to be directly imaged — but now it’s vanished, and scientists suspect it was actually nothing more than a huge cloud of dust created by a cosmic smashup. … Continue reading
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
The Hubble Space Telescope is doing science again, three weeks after going out of service due to a gyro failure. In today’s mission update, NASA said the 28-year-old telescope conducted its first science observations since Oct. 5 overnight, focusing on a … Continue reading
Things are looking up for two of NASA’s Great Observatories, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. Both telescopes had to go out of service this month due to different types of problems experienced by their gyroscopic pointing … Continue reading