Hubble Space Telescope

  • Hubble sees birth of new stars January 12, 2011

    Washington: The Hubble Space Telescope got its first peek at a mysterious blob that is giving birth to new stars, some only a couple million years old, in remote areas of the universe where stars don't normally form. The blob of gas was first discovered by a Dutch school teacher...
  • Hubble telescope shows earliest photo of universe January 6, 2010

    Washington: The US Hubble Space telescope has captured the earliest image yet of the universe, just 600 million years after the Big Bang, when the universe was just a toddler. Scientists released the photo on Wednesday at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society. It is the most complete picture of...
  • Astronauts installing new camera on Hubble May 15, 2009

    Washington: US astronauts on Thursday began the first of five planned spacewalks to upgrade and repair the ageing Hubble space telescope. In a planned six-and-a-half-hour long spacewalk that began at 12:52 GMT astronauts John Grunsfeld and Andrew Feustel are focusing on replacing Hubble's camera with a more advanced model. The Wide...
  • Jupiter tiny spot goes from white to red October 12, 2006

    Washington: Just a little more than a year ago, the small spot on Jupiter was a pale white; now it matches the reddish hue of its bigger sibling, the Great Red Spot, and boasts 400 mph winds, according to new data from the Hubble Space Telescope. Both spots are actually fierce...