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Hubble Telescope to Search For New Kuiper Belt Objects

Hubble Telescope to Search For New Kuiper Belt Objects

By Sean Patterson June 17, 2014

Launched in early 2006, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is scheduled to rendezvous with dwarf planet Pluto in a little over one year. The observatory will fly within 6,200 miles of Pluto, gathering data on the dwarf planet and its companion …

Hubble Telescope Spots a Blue Planet Hubble Telescope Spots a Blue Planet

Astronomers have been finding and cataloging exoplanets for years now, but NASA this week announced that the Hubble Space Telescope has helped determined the color of a planet orbiting a star 63 light-years from our solar system. The planet, HD …

“Strobe Light” Star Spotted by NASA Telescopes “Strobe Light” Star Spotted by NASA Telescopes

NASA this week revealed that astronomers have discovered a mysterious object that acts like a strobe light. The object, named LRLL 54361, releases a flash of light every 25.34 days. Though other objects in the universe have been observed with …

Rogue Planet Orbit Spotted by NASA’s Hubble Rogue Planet Orbit Spotted by NASA’s Hubble
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New images of the Fomalhaut star system could show evidence of a “titanic planetary disruption.” Astronomers have found that the debris belt in the system is wider than was thought, and that a “rogue” planet has a precarious orbit that …

Globular Cluster Aging Revealed in New Study Globular Cluster Aging Revealed in New Study

Globular clusters are spherical groupings of stars tightly bound by gravity. While these objects are usually 12 to 13 billion years old, a new study has found that clusters can appear to be vastly different ages, depending on the behavior …

NASA’s Hubble Takes Census of Early Galaxies NASA’s Hubble Takes Census of Early Galaxies

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered seven previously unseen galaxies that formed over 13 billion years ago – a time when galaxies were just beginning to form. The new discovery has provided researchers with a “statistically robust” sample …

NASA May Have Found A New Most Distant Galaxy NASA May Have Found A New Most Distant Galaxy
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NASA today announced that astronomers have found a candidate for the new most distant galaxy ever seen. This comes just after a similar announcement in September, when a different red blob took the record. The object, dubbed MACS0647-JD, is observed …

NASA Finds What Could be the Most Distant Galaxy Yet NASA Finds What Could be the Most Distant Galaxy Yet
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NASA today announced that it has snapped a picture of what could be the most distant galaxy ever seen. Using the Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes, astronomers have captured an image of what could be a young galaxy from when …

Pluto May Hold Key To Discovering Alien Worlds Pluto May Hold Key To Discovering Alien Worlds

A recent space discovery has turned some heads. The once 9th planet that we all miss has a hidden moon that no one knew about until recently. Last year scientists decided to point the Hubble Space Telescope at the not …

NASA Discovers Dark Matter Phenomenon NASA Discovers Dark Matter Phenomenon
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NASA discovers new dark matter phenomenon in an area they call Abell 520. Abell 520 is a merger of galaxies which were thought to have collided a long time ago and are now attached to a clump of dark matter …