Hubble Captures Universe’s Brightest Galaxies

According to NASA, the galaxy images, magnified through a phenomenon called gravitational lensing, reveal a tangled web of misshapen objects punctuated by exotic patterns such as rings and arcs. The odd shapes are due largely to the foreground lensing galaxies' powerful

Hubble Shows Double Galaxy Closeup

Some astronomical objects have endearing or quirky nicknames, inspired by mythology or their own appearance. Take, for example, the constellation of Orion (The Hunter), the Sombrero Galaxy, the Horsehead Nebula, or even the Milky Way. However, the vast majority of cosmic objects

Hubble Spots Two Interacting Galaxies Defying Cosmic Convention

Hubble’s trusty Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) has captured a striking view of two interacting galaxies located some 60 million light-years away in the constellation of Leo (The Lion). According to the NASA report, the more diffuse and patchy blue glow covering

Gravitational Wave Kicks Monster Black Hole Out of Galactic Core

Though there have been several other suspected, similarly booted black holes elsewhere, none has been confirmed so far. Astronomers think this object, detected by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, is a very strong case. Weighing more than 1 billion suns, the rogue

Hubble Shows Glittering Frisbee Galaxy

This image from Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) shows a section of NGC 1448, a spiral galaxy located about 50 million light-years from Earth in the little-known constellation of Horologium (The Pendulum Clock), according to NASA report. We tend to think

Hubble Spots Real Star Wars in Orion Nebula

The stars were battling each other in a gravitational tussle, which ended with the system breaking apart and at least three stars being ejected in different directions. The speedy, wayward stars went unnoticed for hundreds of years until, over the past few

Ancient Stardust Sheds Light on the First Stars

An international team of astronomers, led by Nicolas Laporte of University College London, has used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to observe A2744_YD4, the earliest and most remote galaxy the array has ever seen, reports with reference to NASA. [caption id="attachment_1026505"

Hubble Showcases a Remarkable Galactic Hybrid

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image showcases the remarkable galaxy UGC 12591. UGC 12591 sits somewhere between a lenticular and a spiral. It lies just under 400 million light-years away from us in the westernmost region of the Pisces–Perseus Supercluster, a

Brilliant Stars of Sagittarius Glitter for Hubble Telescope

"The region is rendered in exquisite detail — deep red and bright blue stars are scattered across the frame, set against a background of thousands of more distant stars and galaxies," NASA officials wrote in an image description, according to Space. "Two

Hubble Sees Spiral in Andromeda Constellation

The Andromeda constellation is one of the 88 modern constellations and should not be confused with our neighboring Andromeda Galaxy. The Andromeda constellation is home to the pictured galaxy known as NGC 7640, reports with reference to NASA. Many different classifications