ESA Science & Technology - News Archive
NASA engineers continue to examine the issues surrounding a problem with the Advanced Camera for Surveys onboard Hubble. The instrument is currently off line, without any impact on the operations of the other science instruments.
Published: 28 June 2006
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the first-ever picture of a distant quasar gravitationally lensed into five images by a massive cluster of galaxies.
Published: 23 May 2006
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is providing astronomers with extraordinary views of comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 as it disintegrates before our eyes.
Published: 27 April 2006
In celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope's 16 years of success, a mosaic of HST observations of M82 is released in the most detailed wide view picture ever of this starburst galaxy.
Published: 24 April 2006
Hubble has captured the most detailed images to date of the open star clusters NGC 265 and NGC 290 in the Small Magellanic Cloud showing a myriad of stars in clear detail.
Published: 19 April 2006
This new Hubble image reveals the gigantic Pinwheel galaxy, one of the best known examples of "grand design spirals", and its supergiant star-forming regions in unprecedented detail. The image is the largest and most detailed photo of a spiral galaxy ever released from Hubble.
Published: 28 February 2006
Over 500 images of the Orion Nebula, taken between 2004 and 2005 with the Hubble Space Telescope at several wavelengths, are put together in a mosaic resulting in one of the most detailed astronomical images ever produced.
Published: 11 January 2006
A team of astronomers led by Martin Barstow have obtained a detailed spectrum of the white dwarf star Sirius B using the HST's Imaging Spectrograph, allowing for a precise determination of the star's mass and gravitational redshift.
Published: 13 December 2005
The largest image ever taken with the WFPC2 camera on board the Hubble Space Telescope shows the Crab Nebula with incredible detail and captures the entire supernova remnant in a single view.
Published: 5 December 2005
This dramatic view of the star forming region around the star cluster NGC 346 was created from visible and infrared images with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys.
Published: 10 November 2005
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has spotted two possible new moons orbiting Pluto. If confirmed, the candidate moons could provide new insight into the nature and evolution of the Pluto system and the early Kuiper Belt.
Published: 1 November 2005
Two space observatories, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, have teamed up to weigh the stars in several very distant galaxies.
Published: 27 September 2005
Published: 27 September 2005
Observations with the Hubble Space Telescope have revealed the presence of a compact disk of young stars at the heart of the Andromeda galaxy surrounding the central black hole.
Published: 20 September 2005
A large study of quasars conducted with Hubble and the VLT has resulted in the first observation of a unique type of quasar, one with no readily observable host galaxy.
Published: 14 September 2005
Images taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on board Hubble were combined to create a detailed view of the supernova remnant N 63A, located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, showing the impact on the ambient gas clouds.
Published: 7 June 2005
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, two of the most detailed pictures ever taken with the ACS camera were revealed today.
Published: 25 April 2005
Published: 17 February 2005
The Hubble Space Telescope's latest image of the star V838 Monocerotis, taken with the ACS instrument, shows the continuing changes in the appearance of surrounding dusty cloud structures.
Published: 3 February 2005
Combining images from the ACS at optical and near-infrared wavelengths, Hubble has detected a young population of some 2500 stars in the nebula NGC 346. The stars are still forming from the gravitationally collapsing gas clouds.
Published: 13 January 2005
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