Hubble has taken some stunning images over its three-decades-long career. The latest ones are quite groundbreaking, showing six “dead” galaxies from the early universe. In other words, they’ve run out of the cold hydrogen gas needed for star formation, and the discovery has raised a bunch of questions.
On 13 June 2021, the Hubble Space Telescope’s payload computer unexpectedly came to a halt. After more than a month of hard work to bring it back, the team has succeeded and our “window to the universe” is back in business. It even took its first two photos since the repair, and NASA shared them with the world to celebrate Hubble’s great comeback.
Despite five repair missions it has gone through, the Hubble telescope has made it to the age of 30. NASA already share the stunning photo it took on its birthday back in April, but the celebration isn’t over yet. To mark Hubble’s 30th anniversary, NASA has added 30 more breathtaking photos to the already impressive collection.
The Hubble Space Telescope is an incredible thing. Launched 30 years ago, it flies around the earth travelling at around 17,000 miles per hour snapping pictures deep into space. How deep? Well, at least 67 million light-years – or 393,867,900,000,000,000,000 miles. Yup, that’s a whole lot of zeros. But that’s how far away the NGC 2275 galaxy is from Earth. And the Hubble just shot and sent back its portrait.
On 24 April 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope started its journey, when the space shuttle Discovery and its five-astronaut crew took it from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It was deployed into Earth orbit a day later and has been taking magnificent photos of space ever since. The photo Hubble took on its 30th birthday is nothing less impressive than others, and it shows the incredible beauty of starbirth.
Expected to be officially announced at some point today, Samsung used the Oscars to show off a sneak peek of its upcoming Galaxy Z Flip folding smartphone. After a pretty disastrous first attempt at producing a folding smartphone, Samsung is back to give it another go. This time, though, we appear to be going back to the early 2000s with more of a “flip phone” design.
What’s the first photo that comes to your mind when you think of Hubble Space Telescope? For me, it’s the Hubble Deep Field from 1995. Hubble has definitely given us some of the most iconic photos of space, and it continues to do so. As we are wrapping up 2019, it’s time to see some of the best images taken this year.
Hubble Space Telescope has given us some of the most iconic images of space. It has seen many galaxies, and it has recently snapped an interesting photo of a spiral galaxy some 60 million light-years away from us. It gazed at the galaxy oriented sideways, and it snapped a photo of its profile, which isn’t something we see all that often.