HUBBLE

  • Hubble spots gigantic 'magnifying glass' galaxy August 1, 2014

    Washington: Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered the most distant galaxy that acts as a cosmic magnifying glass. At 9.6 billion lightyears away, it could be the most distant such object known to science, researchers said. Spotted in observations from the Keck Observatory in Hawaii and the Hubble Space Telescope,...
  • NASA begins deepest ever probe of the universe October 27, 2013

    NASA's Hubble, Spitzer and Chandra space telescopes are teaming up to look deeper into the universe than ever before and search for the most distant and faint galaxies that can possibly be seen. With a boost from natural "zoom lenses" found in space, they should be able to uncover galaxies that...
  • Researcher computes universe's expansion speed July 28, 2011

    Sydney: A researcher has come up with one of the most accurate measurements ever made of how fast the universe is expanding. Florian Beutler, doctoral candidate with the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) at The University of Western Australia, has calculated how fast the universe is growing by measuring...
  • 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...
  • Cannibal galaxies eat smaller neigbours November 23, 2010

    London: Scientists have discovered that there's more than one way for older galaxies to stay young by cannibalising their smaller neighbours. Astronomers studying an elderly elliptical galaxy, NGC 4150, have found that it is still producing stars despite its advanced age believed to be more than a billion...
  • 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...
  • Space shuttle Atlantis lands after Hubble repairs May 25, 2009

    Washington: The space shuttle Atlantis returned to Earth on Sunday after a mission to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope, landing at an alternative location in California because of bad weather. The shuttle landed at Edwards Air Force Base after its mission had been extended by two days when bad weather prevented...
  • 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 sixandahalfhour 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...
  • Atlantis astronauts recapture Hubble telescope May 14, 2009

    Houston: Astronauts on the space shuttle Atlantis grabbed the highflying Hubble Space Telescope on Wednesday, after a successful rendezvous for an ambitious spacewalking overhaul of the lab. Astronaut Megan McArthur grappled the 13.2meter long telescope with the shuttle's robot arm at 2234 hrs IST, after Atlantis...
  • NASA to proceed with Hubble repair November 1, 2006

    Greenbelt (Maryland): NASA said on Tuesday it would undertake a potentially risky shuttle mission to extend the life of the Hubble Space Telescope until at least 2013. NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, speaking to cheering scientists who had feared Hubble's earlier demise, said a space shuttle would make one final maintenance trip,...
  • NASA to repair Hubble telescope October 28, 2006

    Washington: Signs are promising for a repair of the aging but popular Hubble Space Telescope, once thought doomed because of worries over astronaut safety. NASA set plans for a big announcement Tuesday after top officials met for three hours Friday to consider the value and risks of sending astronauts to repair the...
  • 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...