The official Twitter account for the NASA Hubble Space Telescope.
Whoa... much better. A flaw in Hubble's mirror meant that the telescope first looked to the universe with blurry vision. But #OTD in 1994, @NASA announced that new optics installed during the first servicing mission to Hubble had solved the problem:
Now presenting... Hubble’s newest view of Neptune! 🔵 This image shows a monstrous dark storm near the top center that’s wider than the Atlantic Ocean, plus a smaller dark spot that emerged nearby in the top right:
Tonight, Saturn will join Jupiter in our sky for the #GreatConjuction ! In reality, the two planets will be hundreds of millions of miles apart, but they'll appear very close together from Earth: . This view of Saturn was ta #HubbleClassicen 20 years ago!
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:
Thanks to a new project from @chandraxray , we can “listen” to the Pillars of Creation! 🎶 This image combines observations from Hubble and Chandra. Through sonification, we can hear its data transformed into sounds. For more sonifications:
Hubble's new images of Jupiter capture the giant planet’s stormy atmosphere. The Great Red Spot, a storm big enough to swallow Earth, is still shrinking. Beneath it, “Red Spot Jr.” continues to rage and change color, while a new storm brews in the north: