The tell-tale signs of a galactic merger [heic1503] 29 January 2015 The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured this striking view of spiral galaxy NGC 7714. This galaxy has drifted too close to another nearby galaxy and the dramatic interaction has twisted its spiral arms out of shape, dragged streams of material out into space, and triggered bright bursts of star formation. Read more
The Hubble Space Telescope is a joint ESA/NASA project and was launched in 1990 by the Space Shuttle mission STS-31 into a low-Earth orbit 600 km above the ground. During its lifetime Hubble has become one of the most important science projects ever.
Andromeda in HD - Hubble captures the sharpest ever view of neighbouring spiral Galaxy [heic1502] 05 January 2015 The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the sharpest and biggest image ever taken of the Andromeda galaxy - otherwise known as Messier 31. The enormous image is the biggest Hubble image ever released and shows over 100 million stars and thousands of star clusters embedded in a section of the galaxy's pancake-shaped disc stretching across over 40 000 light-years. Read more
Revisiting an icon - Hubble captures the Pillars of Creation twenty years on [heic1501] 05 January 2015 The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured many breathtaking images of the Universe, but one snapshot stands out from the rest: the Eagle Nebula's Pillars of Creation. Read more
Working life extensions for ESA’s science missions 20 November 2014 Continuing operations of ten space science missions have been extended by ESA’s Science Programme Committee (SPC). Read more
The riddle of the missing stars - Hubble observations cast further doubt on how globular clusters formed [heic1425] 20 November 2014 Thanks to the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, some of the most mysterious cosmic residents have just become even more puzzling. Read more
Cycle 23 call for proposals 23 January 2015 NASA, ESA and The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) are pleased to announce the Cycle 23 Call for Proposals for Hubble Space Telescope (HST) observations and funding for archival research and theoretical research programmes. Proposal deadline: 10 April 2015 Read more
Call for white papers 23 January 2015 The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is soliciting brief white papers from the community describing initiatives that will significantly enhance what Hubble's scientific legacy will gain from the next five years of observations. These papers, which must have a length of no more than three pages, can address any aspect of the Hubble programme. Proposal deadline: 4 March 2015 Read more