Hubble Beams In On Megamaser Galaxy / More Dawn Sightseeing

Look at this beautiful galaxy. It should really have a flashier name than UGC 6093. How about Megamaser Galaxy? Yeah, that’s better. UGC 6093 is a barred spiral galaxy 500 million light years away in the constellation Leo. The “barred” part refers to the gorgeous arms that swirl outwards from a thick bar of stars…
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NASA’s Next “Hubble” Will See 100x More Sky

Do you drool over Hubble Space Telescope photos like I do? The color, clarity and level of detail astound. Of course, it helps that the scope does its work above the blurring effects of Earth’s atmosphere. What makes the images even more amazing is that Hubble’s field of view — the little circle of sky…
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Behold Hubble’s Cosmic Snake!

If you can’t wrap your head around every aspect of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, that’s understandable. Neither can I. But when it comes to massive objects warping the fabric of space — one of its more dramatic predictions — the Hubble Space Telescope help us make sense of this bizarre phenomenon. Hubble recently captured a…
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Neutron Stars’ Death Merger Rattles The Fabric Of Spacetime

Simulation of the the two neutron stars that collided in the galaxy NGC 4993 in Hydra to create both a visible explosion and ripples in spacetime It happened 130 million years, but we had to wait till August 17 to find out. That’s when scientists directly detected gravitational waves — ripples in in the fabric of spacetime…
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Comet Or Asteroid? Hubble Discovers Unique Solar System Object

The Hubble Space Telescope is always up to something. Now, a German-led group of astronomers have observed a one-of-a-kind object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Scratch that. Two-of-one-kind: a pair of asteroids orbiting each other that show comet-like features including a bright coma and a long tail. It’s the first known binary asteroid also…
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