Sarah Fecht
at 11:40 AM Sep 27 2016
Space // 

Hubble's view of huge plumes of water vapor in 2013, data shown superimposed on a photo of Europa

G. Clay Whittaker
at 09:57 AM May 9 2016

Hubble is still teaching us so many years later. Case in point: today the telescope team tweeted a beautiful shot of a barred spiral galaxy. This one is not new--it was discovered in 1784 by German-British astronomer William Herschel.

Sarah Fecht
at 11:09 AM Jul 8 2015

It's never too early to start planning ahead. Hubble is nearing the end of its lifespan, and the James Webb Space Telescope is just gearing up to take its place in 2018. But what comes after that?

Rebecca Boyle
at 04:01 AM Jun 6 2012
Tech // 

It almost sounds too good to be true. Twin Hubble-quality space telescopes currently collecting dust in upstate New York are getting a second chance at flight, and they could be the best thing to happen to NASA since the real Hubble's mirrors were fixed. The unused scopes are even the same size as the beloved space telescope, and nary a civilian knew they existed until yesterday.

Clay Dillow
at 06:42 AM Feb 22 2012
Space // 

The James Webb Space Telescope may someday put Hubble out of business, but until then NASA's old standby is still making new discoveries. Today, that comes to us in the form of the first exoplanet "waterworld" - a water-covered planet shrouded by a dense, steamy atmosphere, the first confirmed planet of its kind.

Clay Dillow
at 09:01 AM Oct 11 2011
Space // 

Behold, your galactic centre. This Hubble image, captured with the space telescope's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS), is the highest-resolution pic of the Milky Way's galactic center taken to date, taking in a newly discovered group of massive stars, lots of super-hot gas, and roughly 35,000 square light years of space in one sweeping mosaic.

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