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.
The Hubble Space Telescope has recently captured a new photo of Jupiter, showing its trademark Great Red Spot. NASA has shared the image which shows the gas giant in a more intense color palette and in all its glory, and it could be a step towards a better understanding of Jupiter, but also other planets.
Hubble Space Telescope has been orbiting the Earth since 1990. For almost three decades, it has given us plenty of stunning, colorful images of space. But did you know that all of them started as black and white? This video from Vox reveals how scientists colorize Hubble photos of space. They can make them look as we’d see them with our eyes, but they also use other techniques that provide them with so much more than just beautiful pictures.
It’s been 28 years since NASA’s Hubble telescope started delivering stunning views of the universe. To celebrate its birthday, NASA has released a fascinating video that takes you through the Lagoon Nebula, located in the constellation Sagittarius. Zooming in the Hubble Telescope footage reveals breathtaking views, full of magical colors and sights. So, play the video and let the journey begin.
There’s a saying that goes “Smile, and the world will smile back”. In this case it was the universe that smiled back, as the Hubble Space Telescope photographed deep space galaxies.
The smiley in the photo appeared thanks to a cosmic lens which was created due to warped spacetime (English explanation below).
Photographed at least three years ago, The Hubble team processed the photo after the smiley face was spotted during a public contest.
Twenty years ago NASA released an image which blew minds all over the world. Still regarded as one of the most popular space images to have been beamed to Earth, Pillars of Creation has recently been re-captured using Hubble’s latest imaging technology.
Astronomers and astrophotographers are over the moon about another incredible image captured by NASA/European Space Agency’s Hubble Space Telescope. The 1.5 billion pixel image, the largest ever released by Hubble, shows over 100 million stars.
If you thought that the Canon 1200mm is big, wait till you see what the ESO (European South Observatory) used to capture two galaxies collide.
Turns out that if you have the means you can use another galaxy as a lens in a process called gravitational lensing. A gravitational lens is a big (I mean galaxy-big) object in space, when a celestial object aligned behind it, it acts as a lens, bending the light that goes around it, creating a defacto lens.
The star called was captured by the Hubble space telescope “erupting” about 10 years ago, emitting a flash-bulb like burst of light, illuminating the interstellar dust.
Just to get a sense of scale, the image is 13.6 light-years wide, this is not even at the scale of our solar system which is roughly 8 light-hours wide. [Read More…]