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#Hubble30 In 1992 Hubble investigated the supermassive black hole in galaxy NGC 4261. This debris disk, which is 300 light-years across, surrounds the black hole. Material is heated to millions of degrees as it is pulled toward the black hole:
#HubbleFriday NGC 4618 was discovered in 1787 by astronomer William Herschel, who thought the fuzzy-looking object might be a distant star cluster. In reality, it's a one-armed barred spiral galaxy about 21 million light-years from our galaxy:
Astronomers have found the best evidence yet for a black hole of an elusive class known as "intermediate mass." This mid-sized black hole betrayed its existence by tearing apart a wayward star that passed too close:
For the first time, researchers using Hubble have detected water vapor signatures in the atmosphere of a planet beyond our solar system that resides in the "habitable zone." For more information:
On International Day of Women & Girls in Science we remember the "Mother of Hubble," Nancy Grace Roman, who passed away in December at the age of 93. Despite discouragement, she studied math & science and became NASA’s 1st chief astronomer. #WomenInScience
Hubble captured a new view of an interstellar comet! That's a comet that came from outside our solar system, in the mysterious region of space between stars. ☄️ Have questions? Join scientists later today from 2-4 p.m. EDT to get them answered!
Check out this brand new 3D fly-through of the Orion Nebula in both visible and infrared light! For the full video head to: