Galaxies

7 Photos From The Hubble Space Telescope Show Intricacies Of The Universe

The Hubble Space Telescope launched in 1990 as a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency and has spent nearly the last three decades …

Space

Two monster galaxies from just after the Big Bang are about to collide and astronomers have a front row seat

Two ginormous galaxies almost 13 billion light years away are about to smash into each other in the most extreme merger event of its kind. And …

Universe

Ancient spiral galaxy is 11 billion years old

Astronomers have spotted a spiral galaxy more ancient than any seen before.<p>The galaxy, called A1689B11, emitted its light 11 billion years ago, just …

Universe

When Two Become One: Twisted Cosmic Knot Shines in Hubble Photo

This stunning image shows a galaxy appearing to spin across space. It's actually the result of a major collision between two galaxies creating a …

Astronomy

2017 November 14 - The Pleiades Deep and Dusty

<b>The Pleiades Deep and Dusty</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Juan Carlos Casado (TWAN, Earth & Stars), Miquel Serra-Ricart & Daniel Padron, FECYT<p><b>Explanation:</b> …

Astronomy

Hitomi mission glimpses cosmic 'recipe' for the nearby universe

Before its brief mission ended unexpectedly in March 2016, Japan's Hitomi X-ray observatory captured exceptional information about the motions of hot …

Universe

Disagreement Over Galaxies Escalates Into Bullying

Look out into the distant Universe as far as you possibly can, and you'll come to the earliest galaxies we've ever observed. The Hubble Frontier …

Universe

Rare cosmic phenomenon to be visible in the skies over Liverpool - here's how you can see it

Stargazers on Merseyside could be in with a rare chance of seeing Jupiter and Venus in the night sky without a telescope or binoculars.<p>But you’ll …

Astronomy

4 NASA Photos Show Stunning Views Of The Milky Way Galaxy

Scientists have used fancy telescopes to take numerous photos of galaxies around the universe, but we still don’t have any complete pictures of our …

Astronomy

Image - Hubble's Largest Galaxy Portrait Offers a New High-Definition View

About this image<p>Giant galaxies weren't assembled in a day. Neither was this Hubble Space Telescope image of the face-on spiral galaxy Messier 101 …

Astronomy

Astronomers just discovered the oldest galaxy in the known universe

Since the deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have been able to look deeper into the cosmic web than ever before. The farther …

Astronomy

The night sky: How to photograph stars

<b>Grab your last chance to shoot the Milky Way in landscapes, or try capturing star trails. Andrew Fusek Peters is your guide</b><p>It’s an exciting challenge …

Astronomy

It's almost impossible to understand how unfathomably massive our universe truly is

As an astrophysicist, I am always struck by the fact that even the wildest science-fiction stories tend to be distinctly human in character. No …

Universe

A galaxy almost as old as the Big Bang itself was just discovered

There’s old, then there’s Big Bang old.<p>Using one of the world’s most powerful telescopes, scientists Monday announced the discovery of a distant galaxy that’s about 12.8 billion years old.<p>It’s “only” about 1 billion years younger than the Big Bang, making it the second-oldest celestial object ever …

Universe

Incredible Gravitational Technique Reveals Oldest Spiral Galaxy on Record

Galaxies didn’t always take on the beautiful spiral shape we’ve come to associate with Andromeda and our own Milky Way. Looking far away into deep …

Universe

Beginner Astronomy Guide

Adventure PublicationsLooking for light reading to help introduce newcomers to the wonders of the universe? <i>101 Amazing Sights of the Night Sky</i> by …

Astronomy

Milky Way Shimmers Over Smoky Skies in Stunning View from Yosemite National Park

<i>Miguel Claro</i> <i>is a Lisbon, Portugal-based professional photographer, author and science communicator who creates spectacular images of the night sky.</i> …

Astronomy

Five Ways To Enhance Your Night Sky Photos: A Quick Guide

Rating: 0 based on 0 Ratings<p>November 5, 2017 By Grey Chow<p>Five Ways To Enhance Your Night Sky Photos www.sleeklens.com<p>A few years ago, when I first …

Tutorials

Asteroids photobomb distant galaxies

The Hubble Space Telescope captured nearby asteroids photobombing distant galaxies<p>Like rude relatives who jump in front of your vacation snapshots of …

Science

A1689B11: 11 billion-year-old spiral galaxy is the oldest ever discovered

Scientists harnessed the power of a phenomenon called gravitational lensing.<p>Astronomers have confirmed the age of a spiral galaxy to be 11 billion …

Universe

The most ancient spiral galaxy confirmed

The most ancient spiral galaxy discovered to date is revealing its secrets to a team of astronomers at Swinburne University of Technology and The …

Universe

Asteroids located about 160 million miles away photobombed Hubble Telescope's deep images of the universe

Asteroids in our solar system that are about 160 million miles away from Earth got in the way while NASA's <b>Hubble Space Telescope</b> was taking deep …

Astronomy

Asteroid Photobomb! Space Rocks Invade Hubble Galaxy View

Interloping asteroids snuck into a stunning Hubble Space Telescope image of a distant galaxy cluster, painting S-trails across the foreground of a …

Astronomy

Astronomers have begun mapping the structure of the far side of the Milky Way

Measuring the Milky Way<p>Since the 18th century, astronomers have been aware that our Solar System is embedded in a vast disk of stars and gas known as …

Universe

Asteroids photobomb distant galaxies in dazzling Hubble view

Smiling asteroid trails gallop across a Hubble image of a distant galaxy cluster, showing that photobombs can happen anywhere.<p>The Hubble Space Telescope looked far, far out into space to get a look at a galaxy cluster called Abell 370. It captured the view and sent it back only for researchers to …

Astronomy

November Astronomical Highlights: Disappearing Planets and a Comet

The sky gets busier as the night gets longer this month<p>Plenty is happening in the night skies this month.<p>The full moon takes place in the early …

Astronomy

The first known interstellar interloper

For an example of the prophetic powers of science, check out the February 1997 issue of <i>Astronomy</i>. In the article “Seeking Rogue Comets,” planetary …

Astronomy

Exactly How Scientists Can Study the Oldest Spiral Galaxy is Almost as Cool as the Galaxy Itself

What you're looking at here is the 11 billion year old spiral galaxy A1689B11. It sits behind a massive galaxy cluster that acts like a lens for the …

Universe

Monster Black Hole Mergers Could Be Hiding in an Unexpected Place

By on<p>The future, straight to your inbox.<p>Black hole mergers are having a moment: Just a few weeks ago, an international team of scientists announced …

Science

Massive Black Holes Maybe Merging On Edges Of Milky Way-Type Spiral Galaxies

As scientists improve their understanding of the fundamental aspects of the universe, the detection of gravitational waves, which are ripples in the …

Universe