Astronomers Find A Star Cluster Filled With Numerous Small Black Holes

Though most star clusters have a black hole at the center of their systems, astronomers were surprised to see a new cluster that actually had several small black holes in the middle rather than one large example of the mysterious space phenomenon. According to, researchers came across the discovery after studying the movement of […]

Hubble Spots A Spooky ‘Ghost Face’ Shaped By Two Colliding Galaxies

A ghostly face is staring into the cosmos with piercing eyes in the latest photo captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Unveiled by NASA earlier this week, the haunting apparition owes its chilling, peculiar look to a pair of twin galaxies, found in the throes of a violent smash-up. Locked in an epic, head-on collision, […]

Scientists Are Baffled By A Newly Discovered Black Hole That ‘Shouldn’t Exist’

Space can be a baffling mystery, and scientists are left frustrated yet again after the Hubble Space Telescope discovered a black hole in a galaxy 130 million light-years away that “shouldn’t exist,” per Science Daily. The finding was particularly unusual because it discovered a disk of material spinning around the supermassive black hole at the […]

Hubble Snaps Stunning Image Of An Ancient Galaxy Cluster Roughly 7 Billion Light-Years Away

In the 29 years since it’s been scouring the skies to investigate the mysteries of the deep cosmos, the Hubble Space Telescope has beamed back a vast collection of mind-blowing photos, unraveling some of the most beautiful structures in the universe. Over the years, the venerable spacecraft has treated scientists and space enthusiasts to awe-inspiring […]

NASA Unveils Mind-Blowing Map Of The Distant Universe Encompassing 265,000 Ancient Galaxies

After scouring a specific – and incredibly vast – swath of sky for a cumulated period of 250 days spread over a staggering 16 years of activity, all in the pursuit of never-before-seen, far-flung galaxies, the Hubble Space Telescope has helped create an awe-inspiring mosaic of the deep universe, NASA announced earlier this week. Unveiled […]

Hubble Celebrates 29th Birthday With A Stunning Photo Of The Southern Crab Nebula

The Hubble Space Telescope turns 29 years old next week. Launched on April 24, 1990, the venerable spacecraft has spent close to three decades in orbit, scouring the skies with its inquisitive gaze and imaging the distant cosmos in a bid to help us unravel some of the universe’s greatest mysteries. Each year on Hubble’s […]

Hubble Captures The Colorful Glimmer Of A Distant Star Cluster 33,900 Light-Years Away

High up in the northern sky, an ancient star cluster almost twice as old as planet Earth twinkles in the distance with a beckoning glow. Known as Messier 3, or M3, this is one of the most captivating globular star clusters discovered so far. “Globular clusters are inherently beautiful objects,” states NASA, “but Messier 3 […]

Rare ‘Self-Destructing’ Asteroid Is Spinning Itself Apart

Some 214 million miles from the sun, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, a peculiar asteroid is hurtling through space, gradually spinning itself apart. Known as 6478 Gault, this particular space rock is part of a group of rare “self-destructing” asteroids that are slowly crumbling away as a result of their own rotation, explains […]

The Hubble Space Telescope Has Captured Stunning Images Of A Massive Storm Swirling On Neptune

For the first time, the Hubble Space Telescope has been able to capture stunning images of the massive storm swirling on Neptune which is part of the planet’s Great Dark Spot. As reports, while most people are aware that Jupiter has a storm called the Great Red Spot, which is believed to have been […]

Scientists Have Just Calculated The Truly Phenomenal Weight Of The Entire Milky Way Galaxy

Scientists have just calculated the weight of the Milky Way and it is truly phenomenal in its mass. After analyzing our galaxy, it was determined that the Milky Way shares the same weight as a whopping 1.5 trillion suns stacked up and stretched for a staggering 256,000 light years. According to The Daily Mail, the […]

Listen To The Eerie Song Of Distant Galaxies In This Haunting Audio Clip From NASA

Some 4 billion light-years away from Earth, a massive galaxy cluster is sprawling in the vastness of space, stretching the spiral arms of its many elliptical structures like glowing tentacles in the cosmic night. The galaxy cluster in question is known as RXC J0142.9+4438 and was first spotted last year by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. […]

The Hubble Space Telescope Has Captured A Raging Storm On Neptune That Stretches For 6,800 Miles

The Hubble Space Telescope has just captured a raging storm of hydrogen sulfide on the planet Neptune which is so immense that it stretches for a total of approximately 6,800 miles. To give an indication of just how very large this is, if such a storm were ever unleashed here on Earth, it would devour […]

Tiny Galaxy Discovered By Accident In Our ‘Cosmic Backyard’

Astronomers have just made an incredible discovery while scouring the sky with the Hubble Space Telescope. Hidden behind a distant star cluster, the scientists uncovered a never-before-seen dwarf galaxy located right in our “cosmic backyard.” The news comes from NASA, which announced earlier today that the newfound galaxy is a “dwarf spheroidal galaxy that is […]

Hubble Spots A Spiral Galaxy Bleeding Out Into The Cosmos

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has beamed back a striking image of a massive tail of gas exuding from a distant spiral galaxy nicknamed D100. The eye-catching tail of hot gas stretches far behind the galaxy, extending nearly 200,000 light-years — or about twice the length of the Milky Way galaxy. At the same time, the […]

The Hubble Space Telescope Has Revealed ‘Lost’ Light Of The Universe In Breathtaking New NASA Photo

For close to 30 years now, the Hubble Space Telescope has been studying the universe in minute detail, and this powerful telescope has now revealed “lost” light of the universe in a breathtakingly beautiful new NASA photograph. As the Express reports, astronomers have discovered how to detect this lost light of the universe within the […]

Hubble’s Glitchy Camera Is Back In Action, Will Soon Begin Observing The Sky Again

UPDATE: “The Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 was brought back to full operational status and completed its first science observations just after noon EST today, January 17,” NASA just announced. Last week, the Inquisitr reported that the Hubble Space Telescope had suffered another technical malfunction which resulted in the shutdown of the spacecraft’s […]

Astronomers Have Just Discovered The Brightest Quasar In The Early Universe

In an incredible discovery, astronomers have spotted the brightest quasar to ever be seen in the early universe. Dubbed J043947.08+163415.7, this fantastic object lit up the cosmos at a time when the universe was less than 1-billion-years-old, shining with the blaze of 600 trillion suns, reports the Hubble Space Telescope website. Located 12.8 billion light-years […]

The Hubble Space Telescope Has Lost The Use Of Its Main Camera

Three months after being hobbled by a gyroscope glitch, the Hubble Space Telescope has suffered another malfunction. This time, it is the spacecraft’s main camera — the Wide Field Camera 3 (WF3) — that got knocked off-line, NASA announced today, citing “a hardware problem” as the cause of the anomaly. According to the space agency, […]

Hubble Spots Brilliant Arcs Of Light Spawned By A Baby Star 800 Light-Years Away

The Hubble Space Telescope has ended 2018 in style. On the last day of the year, the venerable spacecraft shared a stunning photo of a mesmerizing optical phenomenon unfolding just 800 light-years from Earth in a nebula called NGC 1333. Known as a reflection nebula, NGC 1333 is located in the Perseus constellation. This object […]

Scientists Have Finally Discovered A Way To ‘See’ Dark Matter With The Hubble Space Telescope

An international team of scientists believe that they have finally found a way to “see” dark matter, which is an invisible and elusive substance that makes up 85 percent of the matter in the universe. As the Daily Mail has reported, in a new study, astronomers hailing from Spain and Australia have written that by […]

Hubble Spots A ‘Warm Neptune’ Evaporating At A Frantic Speed

The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a very intriguing exoplanet, NASA announced yesterday. The intrepid spacecraft has laid eyes on a Neptune-sized planet that is rapidly losing its atmosphere, evaporating at a frantic pace. Dubbed GJ 3470b, the exoplanet orbits a very young red dwarf star located 97 light-years away in the general direction of […]

Hubble Locks Eyes On A ‘Tangled’ Supernova Remnant

The Hubble Space Telescope may have gone through a rough month this October, but it’s ready to turn things around. Earlier this week, the Inquisitr reported that the formidable spacecraft has officially resumed science operations after recovering from a gyroscope glitch that knocked it off-line for three weeks. Launched on April 24, 1990, the iconic […]

Spectacular Hubble Survey Unveils Thousands Of Globular Clusters 300 Million Light-Years Away

An exciting new survey based on data from the Hubble Space Telescope has revealed more than 20,000 globular star clusters in a distant bundle of galaxies, NASA announced earlier today. Located around 300 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Coma Berenices (“Berenices’ Hair”), these galaxies are part of the Coma Cluster — one of […]

Hubble Shares First Space Photo After Beating Gyroscope Glitch

The Hubble Space Telescope is officially back in action — and here is the photo to prove it. After being hobbled by a mechanical glitch in early October — which caused Hubble to unexpectedly shut down in orbit, as reported by the Inquisitr at the time — the venerable spacecraft has made a complete recovery […]

Feeling Blue: Hubble Spots ‘Lonely’ Dwarf Galaxy 100 Million Light-Years Away

The Hubble Space Telescope is back in action. After a short hiatus from science work, the spacecraft has been keeping busy by studying intriguing swaths of the sky. Last week, the telescope imaged a strong-lensing galaxy cluster and found a smiling face hidden among the stars, as reported by the Inquisitr. This week, Hubble cast […]

Hubble Spots A ‘Smiling Face’ In A Crowd Of Distant Galaxies

Out there, in the vastness of space, something is smiling back at the Hubble telescope. The spacecraft has recently imaged a wide swath of sky that hosts a distant galactic cluster. There, amid a busy crowd of galaxies, Hubble has encountered a friendly face. While investigating the galactic cluster known as SDSS J0952+3434, Hubble has […]

Hubble Spies ‘The Ghost Of Cassiopeia’ In Haunting Halloween Pic

Halloween is just around the corner, so NASA already kicked off the festivities with a Throwback-Thursday photo from the Hubble Space Telescope. Taking a cue from the European Southern Observatory — which yesterday unveiled a jaw-dropping photo of the (in)famous Skull and Crossbones Nebula, as reported by the Inquisitr — the U.S. space agency took […]

Stunning Hubble Photo Reveals ‘A Galaxy With A Bright Heart’

A dazzling photo captured by the Hubble Space Telescope showcases the glowing heart of a relatively close spiral galaxy — fairly similar to our Milky Way. Unveiled on October 22 by the Hubble Space Telescope website, the snapshot offers a close portrait of a galaxy called NGC 5033 — a spiral galaxy nestled some 40 […]

Hubble Is On The Mend, Soon To Start ‘Normal Science Operations’

Recently hobbled by a mechanical glitch, the Hubble Space Telescope is currently on the fast track to recovery and might be back in action soon enough. According to an update from NASA, the venerable space telescope just completed a week of intensive tests designed to gauge its stability and will shortly be cleared to resume […]

Update On Hubble: Backup Gyroscope Is Acting Up Too, But NASA Is On The Case

Last week, the Hubble Space Telescope shut down in orbit after a mechanical fault in one of its gyroscopes (gyros) forced the spacecraft to enter safe mode. As the Inquisitr previously reported, the space telescope is fitted with six gyros but only actively uses three of them. Their role is to help the spacecraft reorient […]

Chandra X-Ray Observatory Transitions To Safe Mode Days After Hubble Space Telescope Glitch

A few days after NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope entered into a safe mode, the U.S. space agency announced that another of its space telescopes has also gone into a similar state. The Inquisitr reported earlier this week that the Hubble has gone into safe mode because of a gyroscope failure. The telescope had been operating […]

First ‘Exomoon’ Possibly Found: Hubble Spots Alien Moon The Size Of Neptune 8,000 Light-Years From Earth

In a stunning discovery, astronomers may have stumbled upon the first-ever alien moon, or “exomoon,” to be found orbiting a planet outside of our solar system, NASA announced earlier today. The credit goes to astronomers Alex Teachey and David Kipping from Columbia University in New York, who used the Hubble Space Telescope to zero in […]

Gorgeous Hubble Photo Reveals ‘Celestial Fairy Lights’ In The Large Magellanic Cloud

Our galaxy is surrounded by a host of cosmic neighbors, one of the closest ones being the Large Magellanic Cloud, notes Universe Today. The Milky Way is 100,000 light-years wide and is part of a vast collection of 54 galaxies and dwarf galaxies, collectively known as the Local Group. This galactic huddle, which is shaped […]

Hubble Finds New Features Around Neutron Star

A new paper out in The Astrophysical Journal details the findings of an international team of astronomers regarding RXJ0806.4–4123, a relatively close neutron star in a cluster called the “Magnificent Seven.” In it, researchers from Penn State, Sabanci University in Turkey, and the University of Arizona detail an unusual infrared emission from the pulsar that […]

Hubble Spots A Warped ‘Dragon’ Galaxy Behind An Ancient Galactic Cluster

The Hubble Space Telescope has recently embarked on a new mission to study the universe’s oldest and most massive galaxies, NASA announced yesterday. Dubbed Beyond Ultra-deep Frontier Fields And Legacy Observations (BUFFALO), this novel observation campaign builds on the vastly successful Frontier Fields project, which ended in 2017 after surveying six far-flung galaxy clusters for […]

ESA Releases New Saturn Photo Ahead Of The One-Year Anniversary Of Cassini’s ‘Grand Finale’

Just a few days before the one-year anniversary of Cassini’s epic plunge into Saturn, the European Space Agency (ESA) shared a new exciting photo of the gas giant. After studying the planet for 13 years, the Cassini spacecraft ended its glorious mission in a (literal) blaze of glory, by crashing into Saturn’s atmosphere on September […]

Hubble Spots Giant Blue Auroras Over Saturn’s North Pole

A gorgeous animation released today by the European Space Agency (ESA) unveils stunning blue auroras dancing over Saturn’s north pole. Based on a series of observations taken with the Hubble Space Telescope in 2017, the animation shows Saturn’s “fluttering auroras” glowing blue as the planet spins around on its axis. According to the space agency, […]

Chile Begins Constructions For First-Of-Its-Kind Giant Telescope 10 Times Sharper Than Hubble

Constructions for the $1 billion Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) are officially under way, reports Quartz. The giant telescope, intended “to revolutionize our view and understanding of the universe,” is being built at Las Campanas Observatory in the Atacama Desert of Chile, with construction crews breaking ground earlier this week. First in a whole new class […]

NASA Unveils Breathtaking Portrait Of The Evolving Universe

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has wowed us time and again with dazzling imagery of the cosmos around us. This time, astronomers have used Hubble data to piece together a jaw-dropping portrait of the evolving universe. Unveiled by NASA on August 16, this dazzling snapshot encompasses around 15,000 galaxies “widely distributed in time and space” and […]

Puzzling New Research Shows The Rate Of Expansion In The Universe Varies In Different Locations

New research has shown that the universe’s rate of expansion is even odder than scientists had thought, with fresh data showing there to be a discrepancy in this rate when nearby locations were compared with ones that were further away. Scientists point to this “tension” and suggest that they may need to go back to […]

ESA Unveils Spectacular Hubble Photo Of An Ancient Star Cluster 10-Billion-Years-Old

The Hubble Space Telescope is treating us to yet another memorable snapshot of our galactic neighborhood. This time, Hubble has captured a massive globular cluster known as NGC 6139 — home to some of the oldest stars in the Milky Way. Released on June 29 by the European Space Agency (ESA), the Hubble image reveals […]

Hubble Unveils Smashing Photo Of ‘Peculiar’ Newborn Galaxy Spawned From A Cosmic Collision

Some 500 million years ago, two spiral galaxies smashed into each other, giving birth to a new galaxy about the size of the Milky Way. The newborn galaxy, dubbed NGC 3256, is a very interesting place, notes the Hubble Space Telescope, which yesterday released a multi-filter image of the spectacular galaxy merger. The new photo, […]

Astronomers Have Discovered The Most Distant Oxygen Ever Found In Space In Galaxy MACS1149-JD1

With the help of ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers were able to gaze deeply into the galaxy known as MACS1149-JD1 and have discovered the most distant oxygen ever found in space, along with stars that were created a mere 250 million years after the Big Bang. Astronomers […]

Largest Catalog Of Neighboring Galaxies Unveiled Today As Part Of The LEGUS Survey

NASA just announced the completion of the Legacy ExtraGalactic UV Survey (LEGUS) or, as the agency describes it, “the sharpest, most comprehensive ultraviolet-light survey of star-forming galaxies in the nearby universe.” In fact, this elaborate project represents the first galactic survey performed in UV light, says Daniela Calzetti of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, who […]

Hubble Telescope Detects Helium In Atmosphere Of Exoplanet WASP-107b

A team of astronomers made an important discovery with the Hubble Space Telescope, detecting helium in the atmosphere of exoplanet WASP-107b. This marks the first time researchers have found signs of the element in a planet beyond our solar system, and could also mean that scientists can study the composition of the air in exoplanets […]

The Hubble Constant: Study Finds Simpler Approach To Measuring How Fast The Universe Is Expanding

The speed at which the universe is expanding remains one of the biggest mysteries in cosmology. Known as the Hubble constant — in honor of Edwin Hubble, who in 1929 was the first one to prove the universe is not static, as previously believed — the universe’s expansion rate has been continuously measured and calculated […]

Hubble Spots ‘Stellar Thief’ Star Stealing Hydrogen From Neighboring Supernova

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has detected a space crime, Outer Places reports. The telescope caught a glimpse of a “stellar thief,” a star that had been siphoning hydrogen from a nearby supernova, quite possibly leading to its neighbor’s extinction. NASA provides the whole back story in a recent news release, explaining that the supernova, called […]

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Captures Two Galaxies In Process Of Colliding With Each Other

A new video from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope offered a breathtaking look at two far away galaxies merging, or colliding with each other, continuing a process that is expected to last for millions of years to come. On Monday, the Hubble team discussed a 48-second video they posted of NGC 2207 and IC 2163, a […]

Hubble Space Telescope Reveals That The Universe Might Be Expanding Faster Than Once Thought

New data from the Hubble Space Telescope suggests that the universe appears to be growing faster than expected, possibly requiring the rules of physics to be rewritten to explain the phenomenon. As detailed in a news release on the NASA website, a team of researchers led by Nobel Laureate Adam Riess discovered a “nagging discrepancy” […]

For The First Time, Hubble Captures Massive Storm On Neptune As It’s Slowly Dying In Mysterious Circumstances

A giant storm that has been raging on Neptune for more than two years is slowly dying, and scientists can’t figure out why. The “ominous, dark storm” was first discovered in 2015 by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, which has been tracking its development ever since. Recent photos taken by Hubble revealed that the massive storm […]