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This Hubble photo will make you feel so insignificant

May 24th, 2021

It’s Monday, and that’s not good news for anyone. We wake up, crack our aching backs, and start yet another work week. We’re important, and the show can’t go on without us, or at least that’s what we like to tell ourselves. The reality of the situation is a little bit different. Our daily grind …

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This Hubble image is so incredible you’ll swear it’s fake

April 2nd, 2021

Science-fiction flicks have really skewed our perception of what various features of the universe look like. It’s become so easy to make fake planets, galaxies, and other celestial sights that it’s easy to forget how incredible our own totally real universe actually is. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is always here to remind us, and a …

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Saturn changed colors, and Hubble was watching

March 20th, 2021

Aside from Earth, Saturn is probably the most instantly recognizable of the planets in our solar system. It’s the only planet with bold, easily visible rings — other planets, such as Uranus, have rings as well, but they’re not nearly as opaque — and you’d never mistake it for another world in our little stellar …

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Uh oh, the Hubble is acting weird

March 14th, 2021

The Hubble Space Telescope is old. It’s rapidly approaching its 31st anniversary of being launched on its mission to study the cosmos, and while 31 years might not seem like that long, for a piece of machinery orbiting Earth — and enduring all that comes with being exposed to space — that’s a very long …

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NASA has never seen a comet here before

February 28th, 2021

Our solar system is full of objects much smaller than planets and moons, and sometimes they show up in the strangest places. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted what appears to be a comet hanging out near the group of asteroids corralled by Jupiter. A comet has never been spotted in this location before, and …

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Hubble may have saved its most gorgeous photo for last this year

December 31st, 2020

NASA’s powerful Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope combined to captured stunning images of the Orion Nebula. The nebula, which is a massive mixture of various gases and heated matter surrounding young stars, was shot in various wavelengths.  The image looks like a painting, but it’s actually a thing that exists, reminding us how …

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Scientists spotted an explosion so intense it defies explanation

November 12th, 2020

Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have detected an explosion that defies their expectations.  The event was the collision of two neutron stars, or at least that’s what astronomers first believed. Further research may be needed before we can understand what actually happened. There are all kinds of interesting things happening in space at any …

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NASA’s trusty Hubble just got a whole new job

November 5th, 2020

The Hubble Space Telescope is about to embark on its most intense investigation ever. NASA has tasked the space telescope with studying over 300 stars in our own galaxy and neighboring galaxies. The survey will mainly focus on younger stars in the hopes of better understanding their evolution. The Hubble Space Telescope has been with …

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A star exploded in a distant galaxy, and Hubble spotted it

October 3rd, 2020

NASA and the ESA have released a timelapse clip of images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope showing a supernova slowly dying far away.  The supernova took roughly a year in Earth time to go from incredibly bright to dull and dim. Whatever was orbiting the star when it detonated is probably not there anymore. …