Hubble Has Tracked Down the Source of 5 Fast Radio Bursts

FRBs are powerful jets of energy that has mysterious origins. The research team performed a survey of eight FRBs, from which they were able to determine that five of them originated from a spiral arm in their host galaxies.

Dark storm on Neptune reverses direction

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope watched a mysterious dark vortex on Neptune (a storm, which is wider than the Atlantic Ocean) abruptly steer away from a likely death on the giant blue planet.

Hubble maps giant halo around Andromeda Galaxy

Scientists were surprised to find that this tenuous, nearly invisible halo of diffuse plasma extends 1.3 million light-years from the Andromeda galaxy and as far as 2 million light-years in some directions.

Universe Could Be 12.6 Billion Years Old

Using known distances of 50 galaxies from Earth to refine calculations in Hubble's constant, astronomers estimates the age of the universe at 12.6 billion years, different to the value of 13,8 billion years.

Second Proxima Centauri planet confirmed

The red dwarf Proxima Centauri, just 4.2 lights years away. Recently, U.S. astronomers using data collected from the Hubble Space Telescope 25 years ago, have confirmed the presence of an exoplanet Proxima Centauri c.

Hubble captures dramatic images of comet flying apart

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured two images showing Atlas, originally up to 180 metres across, has broken into as many as 30 pieces, each about the size of a house.

Exoplanet disappears in latest Hubble observations

The object, called Fomalhaut b, was first announced in 2008. It was clearly visible in several years of Hubble observations that revealed it was a moving dot. Now it has vanished and scientists seek for a plausible explanation.

Hubble at 30: A cosmic legacy

30 years ago the Hubble Space Telescope blasted off the launch pad aboard the space shuttle Discovery, ushering in a new era for astronomy that has transformed our understanding of the Universe around us.

Hubble Telescope Detects Unthinkable Quasar Tsunamis

Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have detected quasars sending outbursts of energy roaring through their galaxies, according to new research.

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.