Hubble uncovers black hole that shouldn't exist

As if black holes weren't mysterious enough, astronomers have found an unexpected thin disk of material furiously whirling around a supermassive black hole at the heart of the magnificent spiral galaxy NGC 3147, 130 million light-years away.    

Hubble's One Picture Containing 265,000 Galaxies

Hubble’s latest contribution comes in the form of a deep-sky mosaic image that was constructed using 16 years’ worth of observations. Known as the “Hubble Legacy Field“ it contains roughly 265,000 galaxies.

Scientists track a giant storm on Neptune for the first time

It is the sixth storm scientists have been able to document since 1989 when NASA's Voyager 2 probe first flew past Neptune, but it is the first whose birth and development was documented.

Hubble's dazzling display of two colliding galaxies

Located in the constellation of Hercules, about 230 million light-years away, NGC 6052 is a pair of colliding galaxies. This particular image was taken using the Wide Field Camera 3 on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Meet Neptune's new moon, Hippocamp

Neptune has a new moon, and it’s also the gas giant’s smallest to date — only a little over 20 miles across. It was discovered using the Hubble Space Telescope combined with a new method to track dim objects as they orbit.

A new galaxy in the cosmic neighborhood

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have made an unexpected finding. They discovered a dwarf galaxy in our cosmic backyard, only 30 million light-years away.

Deepest Image of the Universe Ever Taken

It has taken researchers almost three years to produce this deepest image of the Universe ever taken from space, by recovering a large quantity of ‘lost’ light around the largest galaxies in the iconic Hubble Ultra-Deep Field.

The Most Detailed Photo of Our Neighbor, The Triangulum Galaxy

The Hubble Space Telescope's has managed to take the most detailed image yet of our Local Group neighbour - the Triangulum galaxy, also known as Messier 33, or NGC 598, located 3 million light years away.

Hubble took First Picture After Returning to Service

The Hubble Space Telescope is a hero in the astronomy world - serving 25 years in space. And when it suffered a malfunctioning on October 5th, it took a heroic effort on the part of the Hubble team to get it working again.

Another NASA space telescope shuts down in orbit

It's been a bad couple weeks in space. A week ago, technical difficulties forced engineers to put the Hubble Space Telescope's science mission on hold. Now, the Chandra X-ray Observatory is in safe mode, too.

First evidence of ‘exomoon’ found in Kepler data

Astronomers reviewing data collected by NASA’s Kepler space telescope have found the first evidence for a possible “exomoon” orbiting a gas giant planet 8,000 light years away.

Astronomers Spot Unprecedented Glow Around Neutron Star

“The emission is clearly above what the neutron star itself emits—it doesn’t come from the neutron star alone,” the study’s lead author stated.“This is very new.”

Hubble Captures Enormous Northern Auroras on Saturn

Hubble Space telescope snapped a series of stunning images of auroras dancing in the sky. The observations were taken before and after the Saturnian northern summer solstice.

Cosmic collision lights up the darkness

Though it resembles a peaceful rose swirling in the darkness of the cosmos, NGC 3256 is actually the site of a violent clash. This distorted galaxy is the relic of a collision between two spiral galaxies.

Most complete ultraviolet-light survey of nearby galaxies

An international team of astronomers is releasing the most comprehensive, high-resolution ultraviolet-light survey of nearby star-forming galaxies.