The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a new image of a distant galaxy and a close bright star in the same frame, showing the contrast of the two.
The Hubble Space Telescope has helped determine the age of the universe, the expansion rate of the universe, and the mass and size of our home Milky Way galaxy. Its perspective has proved more dazzling than anyone could have expected.
Magnificent: Looking deep into the universe, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope catches a passing glimpse of the numerous arm-like structures that sweep around this barred spiral galaxy, known as NGC 2608. (Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, A. Riess et al.)
The Hubble Space Telescope has given us a new image of a nursery for stars in a nearby galaxy to the Milky Way. ✨ Have questions about this new image? Leave them in the comments below! Join Hubble experts later today from 2-4 p.m. EDT for a Q&A.
Are you @NASA_Hubble ? Because you seem reflective. 😏 5,500 galaxies are seen in this photo that combines 10 years of Hubble Space Telescope images. The patch of sky photographed is just a fraction of the width of a full Moon as seen from Earth. See more:
Is it just me, or does @hubble space telescope'>NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope resemble the @NHL’s Stanley Cup?
A galaxy so faint you can barely see it ✨ @NASA_ HubbleSpace Telescope recently caught a glimpse of a galaxy 30 million light-years away. UGC 695 has relatively few stars, making it difficult to observe. Thankfully, Hubble managed to take a peek for us:
Women astronomers have had lower success rates with proposals to use the Hubble Space Telescope. Until they finally tried blind reviewing (so reviewers didn’t know the identity of the proposers), and the discrepancy went away. H/t
28 years ago today, we launched to explore the cosmos. Since then, this space-based telescope has given us a window seat to the universe’s extraordinary tapestry of stellar birth and destruction. What’s your favorite Hubble image?