ESA Science & Technology - News Archive
An extensive study of data from the Hubble COSMOS survey and from ground-based observations, has provided a unique 3-D map of dark matter distribution, plus confirmation of the Universe's accelerating expansion
Published: 25 March 2010
Hubble has imaged the elliptical galaxy ESO 306-17 which is likely an extreme example of galaxy cannibalism, having devoured all its neighbours.
Published: 4 March 2010
Taking advantage of a once in every 15 years opportunity, Hubble has captured unique images of the aurorae on Saturn, simultaneously at both of the planet's poles
Published: 11 February 2010
A recent study using data from Hubble shows that, contrary to contemporary thought, more than half of the present-day spiral galaxies had peculiar shapes only 6000 million years ago.
Published: 4 February 2010
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has broken the distance limit for galaxies and uncovered a primordial population of compact and ultra-blue galaxies that have never been seen before.
Published: 5 January 2010
Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have uncovered two distinct kinds of rejuvenated stars (blue stragglers) in the globular cluster M30. A new study shows that two different processes are responsible for this cosmic face lift.
Published: 23 December 2009
Thirty never-before-released images of embryonic planetary systems in the Orion Nebula are the highlight of the longest single Hubble Space Telescope project ever dedicated to the topic of star and planet formation
Published: 14 December 2009
The new Wide Field Camera 3 aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken the deepest image yet of the Universe in near-infrared light
Published: 8 December 2009
A recent NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of part of NGC 7023, or the Iris Nebula, highlights a perfect dust laboratory in the sky.
Published: 1 December 2009
A new Hubble image of the edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 4710 is part of a survey that has been conducted to learn more about the formation of bulges, which are a substantial component of most spiral galaxies.
Published: 18 November 2009
The stunning Jewel Box star cluster NGC 4755 is seen in a whole new light, with new images released by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the ESO Very Large Telescope and the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Published: 29 October 2009
A recent NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 2623 captures what appears to be one very bright and bizarre galaxy, but is actually the result of a dramatic collision between a pair of spiral galaxies that resemble our own Milky Way
Published: 13 October 2009
A newly released set of Hubble images highlights two galaxies in the Virgo Cluster affected by a process known as "ram pressure stripping", which can result in peculiar-looking galaxies.
Published: 30 September 2009
Astronomers today declared the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope a fully rejuvenated observatory ready for a new decade of exploration, with the release of observations from four of its six operating science instruments.
Published: 9 September 2009
The checkout and calibration of the Hubble Space Telescope has been interrupted to aim the recently refurbished observatory at a new expanding spot on Jupiter, caused by the impact of a comet or an asteroid.
Published: 24 July 2009
For the ESA Hubble scientists at the Space Telescope Science Institute the end of servicing mission 4 signalled the start of a period of intense investigation and analysis as preparations for science observations get underway.
Published: 9 June 2009
The last Hubble Servicing Mission concluded Sunday with a trouble-free Space Shuttle landing. During a series of unprecedented spacewalks, astronauts have primed the space telescope for its next discoveries
Published: 24 May 2009
Published: 13 May 2009
On 11 May 2009 the Space Shuttle Atlantis will launch with a crew of seven to visit the Hubble Space Telescope and carry out the fifth and final servicing mission, priming Hubble to continue its programme of discovery well into the next decade
Published: 1 May 2009
To commemorate the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's 19 years of success, the orbiting telescope has photographed a peculiar system of interacting galaxies known as Arp 194
Published: 21 April 2009
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