ESA Science & Technology - News Archive
Hubble's resolving power has aided in a ten-year search for and study of supernova precursors which was set up to determine which types of stars - in what range of stellar masses - end their lives as a supernova
Published: 31 March 2008
A team of astronomers led by Mark Swain have found the first-ever evidence for an organic molecule in the atmosphere of an exoplanet based on infrared spectroscopy with Hubble's NICMOS instrument
Published: 19 March 2008
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have compiled a large catalogue of gravitational lenses in the distant Universe. The catalogue contains a staggering 67 new gravitationally lensed images found around massive elliptical and lenticular-shaped galaxies.
Published: 19 February 2008
Observations from the Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes have revealed a lensed galaxy to be one of the most distant galaxies known, residing at a redshift of ~7.6
Published: 12 February 2008
The giant elliptical galaxy NGC 1132 is at the heart of a fossil group together with dwarf galaxies and thousands of globular clusters, all embedded in an enormous halo of dark matter
Published: 6 February 2008
Discovered in images taken with the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys the gravitational lens system SDSSJ0946+1006 displays a unique double Einstein ring due to a fortuitous aligning of two distant galaxies and a foreground elliptical galaxy.
Published: 10 January 2008
Data gathered with the Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys has allowed the mapping of dark matter in supercluster Abell 901/902, shedding light on the history and evolution of galaxies in this supercluster
Published: 10 January 2008
The Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys has resolved mysterious "blue blobs" in a structure called Arp's Loop between the galaxies M81 and M82 and and found them to be brilliant blue clusters of stars born in the gas swirls and eddies induced by a galactic interaction 200 million years ago.
Published: 9 January 2008
The nearby transiting planet HD 189733b has been observed during three transits with Hubble's ACS in spectroscopic mode. Study of the data has provided strong evidence for the presence of a high level haze layer on this Jupiter-sized exoplanet.
Published: 11 December 2007
Multiple observations with the Advanced Camera for Surveys on-board the Hubble Space Telescope have been combined into a large detailed image of the grand-design spiral galaxy M74
Published: 29 November 2007
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has probed the bright core of Comet 17P/Holmes which, to the delight of sky watchers, mysteriously brightened by nearly a million-fold in a 24-hour period beginning 23 October 2007.
Published: 15 November 2007
Recent multi-colour observations by Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 have captured the pair of interacting galaxies Arp 87 in detail, with its bridge of tidal material, stars, gas and dust
Published: 30 October 2007
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has found out the true nature of a dwarf galaxy that astronomers had for a long time identified as one of the youngest galaxies in the Universe. Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have made observations of the galaxy I Zwicky 18 which seem to indicate that it is in fact much older and much...
Published: 16 October 2007
With Hubble's resolving power, the image of a massive young star cluster in our own Galaxy provides a prime template for studies into the structure and evolution of these large concentrations of stars
Published: 2 October 2007
Nine galaxies from the Hubble Ultra Deep Field selected on their spectral properties are found to be among the smallest and most compact galaxies ever observed in the distant Universe at redshifts 4 to 5.8
Published: 6 September 2007
Located 1500 lightyears from Earth, the supernova remnant known as the Veil Nebula spans 3 degrees on the sky. Intricate details of the nebula's morphology and composition are revealed in three new Hubble images taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
Published: 1 August 2007
Detailed study of the nearby dwarf starburst galaxy NGC 4449, using high-resolution data from the Hubble Space Telescope's ACS instrument, is helping to understand galaxy formation in the early Universe
Published: 3 July 2007
An overview of the European advance in astronomy and astrophysics that has been made possible by the Hubble Space Telescope was presented at the 41st ESLAB symposium
Published: 18 June 2007
Published: 28 May 2007
Analysis of observations made with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys have led to the discovery of an unusual distribution of dark matter in a large cluster of galaxies at intermediate redshift
Published: 15 May 2007
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