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NASA is planning to partner with SpaceX to reboost the Hubble Telescope and extend its life
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NASA is planning to partner with SpaceX to reboost the Hubble Telescope and extend its life

NASA is planning to team up with Elon Musk's SpaceX and use their Dragon spacecraft in order to boost the Hubble Space Telescope. The Hubble Telescope has been in service for over 30 years, but has dropped about 30 kilometres since 2009.

Astronomers spot ‘invisible’ black hole for the first time using Hubble Space Telescope
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Astronomers spot ‘invisible’ black hole for the first time using Hubble Space Telescope

While it may seem that black holes are by definition invisible, they can still be detected through the way they interact with other objects owing to their strong gravity

James Webb Space Telescope: Why the world’s astronomers are very, very anxious right now
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James Webb Space Telescope: Why the world’s astronomers are very, very anxious right now

After $10 billion and years of delays, the telescope is finally scheduled to lift off from a European launch site in French Guiana on its way to a point 1 million miles on the other side of the moon

Hubble telescope faces technical issues for a week, NASA insists it's in good health
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Hubble telescope faces technical issues for a week, NASA insists it's in good health

NASA said the payload computer stopped working last Sunday and attempts to restart it have failed.

Space Cam: Now, check out what NASA's Hubble telescope captured in space on your birthday
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Space Cam: Now, check out what NASA's Hubble telescope captured in space on your birthday

Unencumbered by the clouds, Hubble and by extension, scientists have a clear view of the universe and all it has to offer.

Hubble celebrates 31st anniversary with image of one of the largest stars in the Milky Way
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Hubble celebrates 31st anniversary with image of one of the largest stars in the Milky Way

AG Carinae is a few million years old and has been existing some 20,000 light-years away inside the Milky Way.

NASA once again puts Hubble Telescope in safe mode due to mysterious bug
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NASA once again puts Hubble Telescope in safe mode due to mysterious bug

This isn’t the first time that the telescope has been put in safe mode as some technical glitch in 2018 forced the agencies to do the same.

Ephemeral glow of 'lost galaxy' NGC 4535 captured in vivid detail by Hubble telescope
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Ephemeral glow of 'lost galaxy' NGC 4535 captured in vivid detail by Hubble telescope

Located in the constellation of Virgo, the NGC 4535 galaxy is around 50-million light-years away from Earth.

Stunning 'eye of the serpent' spotted by Hubble in spiral arms of a galaxy in the Hydra constellation
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Stunning 'eye of the serpent' spotted by Hubble in spiral arms of a galaxy in the Hydra constellation

Only half of all the known spiral galaxies have a central bar-like structure, including NGC 2835 and our Milky Way galaxy.

New findings in dark matter physics could prompt brand-new model of the 'real' universe
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New findings in dark matter physics could prompt brand-new model of the 'real' universe

The discovery, some experts think, might 'signal a gap' in the current understanding of dark matter and its properties.

NASA's Hubble telescope captures dreamy 'veil-like' edge of Cygnus supernova blast wave
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NASA's Hubble telescope captures dreamy 'veil-like' edge of Cygnus supernova blast wave

The star, 20 times larger than our Sun, went supernova between 10,000 and 20,000 years ago, and its shockwave is still expanding at a rate of around 350 kilometers per second, the space agency said

Puzzling dimming of Betelgeuse's brightness could be due to supernova, study suggests
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Puzzling dimming of Betelgeuse's brightness could be due to supernova, study suggests

The mystery has enthralled skywatchers since the star began to lose brightness, and fast, in October 2019.

Space 'fireworks' highlight the violent birth of a star cluster in ALMA, Hubble image
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Space 'fireworks' highlight the violent birth of a star cluster in ALMA, Hubble image

The cluster of stars itself is located in the Carina region of our galaxy, about 8000 light-years away.

Hubble telescope finds crucial clues about planet formation by studying star cluster Westerlund 2
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Hubble telescope finds crucial clues about planet formation by studying star cluster Westerlund 2

Stars that reside in the centre of a cluster would have lesser chances of forming planets while the chances of planet formation are higher in the outer layers.

NASA allows you see what the Hubble Telescope might've seen in the universe on your birth date
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NASA allows you see what the Hubble Telescope might've seen in the universe on your birth date

People will be able to see inner regions of faraway galaxies, close ups of planets, nebulas, the nuclei of comets and more with this feature.

NASA renames its next-generation space telescope — WFIRST — after ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Grace Roman
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NASA renames its next-generation space telescope — WFIRST — after ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Grace Roman

She is credited for the Hubble Space Telescope and convinced NASA and the US Congress launching the world's most powerful space telescope was a priority

Hubble Space Telescope captures sharpest images of the disintegration of the comet Atlas
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Hubble Space Telescope captures sharpest images of the disintegration of the comet Atlas

The comet was discovered on 29 December last year by the ATLAS robotic astronomical survey system.

Cosmic Reef: NASA releases an image of a blazing starbirth to mark Hubble's 30th birthday
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Cosmic Reef: NASA releases an image of a blazing starbirth to mark Hubble's 30th birthday

Hubble has been placed in space to observe the most distant stars and galaxies, as well as planets in our solar system.

NASA's longest living observatory — Hubble space telescope celebrates its 30th birthday
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NASA's longest living observatory — Hubble space telescope celebrates its 30th birthday

Hubble is the first major optical telescope to be placed in space and has an unobstructed view of the universe.

Hubble peers deep into the universe, finds 'missing link' evidence of mid-sized black hole
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Hubble peers deep into the universe, finds 'missing link' evidence of mid-sized black hole

Black holes are extreme environments and are a testing ground for the laws of physics and our understanding of how the Universe works.