ESA Science & Technology - News Archive
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
A new Hubble image highlights striking swirling dust lanes and the globular clusters in the galaxy NGC 7049, which is the brightest galaxy within the cluster of galaxies it belongs to
Published: 7 April 2009
Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 has captured a rare photo sequence of four of Saturn's moons passing in front of the planet: Enceladus, Dione, Titan and Mimas
Published: 17 March 2009
A study of dwarf galaxies in the core of a rich nearby cluster of galaxies shows that several of them require dark matter to remain stable within the cluster's gravitational potential
Published: 12 March 2009
The ACS instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope has captured a clear view of the stars and gas components in a group of three gravitationally interacting galaxies, that are part of the Hickson Compact Group 90
Published: 3 March 2009
By combining many images taken with the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys a very sharp and deep view is obtained of the unusual spiral galaxy NGC 4921
Published: 5 February 2009
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