Hubble Surveys Star-Forming Galaxies in Local Universe

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have completed the sharpest, most comprehensive UV-light survey of star-forming galaxies in the local Universe. These six images represent the variety of star-forming regions in nearby galaxies. The galaxies...

NASA’s MarCO-B CubeSat Captures Earth-Moon Image

NASA’s MarCO-B spacecraft — one of two CubeSats accompanying the space agency’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander — used a fisheye camera to snap its first photo on May...

Weekly Space Hangout: May 9, 2018: Tom Bridgman of NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Special Guests: Tom Bridgman works at NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS) creating amazing data-driven visual content using space science data from NASA initiatives for education and public […]

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Hubble Space Telescope Spots Rich Galaxy Cluster

Galaxy clusters are some of the most massive structures that can be found in the Universe — giant groupings of galaxies bound together by gravity. This spectacular image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope reveals...

For the First Time, Astronomers Have Found a Star That Survived its Companion Exploding as Supernova

A Type II supernova is a truly amazing astronomical event. As with all supernovae, a Type II consists of a star experiencing core collapse at the end of its life cycle and exploding, causing it to shed its outer layers. A subclass of this type is known as Type IIb, which are stars that have […]

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Dream About the Future of Big Telescopes; Monster Space Telescopes That Could Fly by the 2030s

With the recent launch of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) – which took place on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 – a lot of attention has been focused on the next-generation space telescopes that will be taking to space in the coming years. These include not only the James Webb Space Telescope, which is currently scheduled […]

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Juno Sends Back Breathtaking New Images of Jupiter

NASA’s Juno mission took its twelfth trip around Jupiter on April 1, 2018, and the orbiter has sent back extraordinary images of the gas giant. This image of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot and surrounding turbulent zones...

Hubble Space Telescope Observes NGC 2655

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has delivered an unrivalled snapshot of the lenticular galaxy NGC 2655. This Hubble image shows the lenticular galaxy NGC 2655. Image credit: NASA / ESA / Hubble / A. Fillipenko. NGC 2655,...

Carnival of Space #558

Welcome to the 558th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. We have a fantastic roundup today, so now, on to this week’s stories! First up, over at Blasting News, we learn that as the Google […]

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