Latest Hubble Deep Field Stories
First motion is almost always a big event in the world of space exploration.
Designed and built by JPL, the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 has been the workhorse camera on NASA's Hubble Space telescope's since it was added to the observatory in December of 1993.
An international team of astronomers have undertaken a survey with a new submillimeter camera have discovered more than a hundred dusty galaxies in the early Universe, each of which is in the throes of an intense burst of star formation.
The U.S. space agency is inviting the public to select one of six astronomical objects for the Hubble Space Telescope's next mission. The objects are ones Hubble has not yet photographed and range from far away galaxies to dying stars.
A mysterious flash of light from somewhere near or far in the universe is still keeping astronomers in the dark long after it was first detected by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in 2006.
Anyone who has wondered what it might be like to dive into a pool of millions of distant galaxies of different shapes and colors, will enjoy the latest image released by ESO.
During the night of October 15, Space Telescope Operations Control Center engineers at NASAâ€™s Goddard Space Flight Center turned on and checked out Side â€˜Bâ€™ of Hubbleâ€™s Science Instrument Control and Data Handling (SIC&DH) system.
Astronomers looking at galaxies in the universe's distant past found nine young, compact galaxies, each weighing in at 200 billion times the mass of the Sun. The galaxies, each only 5,000 light-years across, are a fraction of the size of today's grownup galaxies.
UK astronomers have produced the most sensitive infrared map of the distant Universe ever undertaken. Combining data over a period of three years, they have produced an image containing over 100,000 galaxies over an area four times the size of the full Moon.
Using the most sensitive images ever obtained with the United Kingdom Infra-Red Telescope (UKIRT), astronomers have found convincing evidence that galaxies which look old early in the history of the Universe reside in enormous clouds of invisible dark matter and will eventually evolve into the most massive galaxies that exist in the present day.
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