Named after the man who led NASA during the space-trailblazing 1960s, the seven-ton James Webb Space Telescope is 100 times more powerful than Hubble
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
Calling it a 'festival of lights', the agency explained that the image is of a globular cluster or 'a densely-packed collection of colorful stars', which is situated close to the heart of the Milky Way
In their latest post, ESA has shared photos of the galaxy that 'plays' twister. These images of the edge-on galaxy have been captured by the Hubble Telescope
Final testing of the James Webb space telescope is complete, it is getting ready for its 31 October launch
The telescope will observe the universe from the vantage point of Lagrangian Point 2 (L2), located some 1.5 million kilometres away from Earth.
The telescope also shared an image of galaxies with spiral arms and a pair of interacting galaxies in the southern hemisphere.
NASA said the payload computer stopped working last Sunday and attempts to restart it have failed.
Another image by Hubble shows galaxy cluster ACO S 295 and crowded background galaxies and stars.
Kelt-9 b might've formed away from its parent star and had a violent past with collisions happening as it migrated inwards.
An eclipse in May overlaps with a period when the moon is close to Earth, in what is known by some as a 'super blood moon'.
NASA's time-lapse of the Comet ISON shows it journeying towards the Sun, before it broke apart in 2013
ISON had a tail that was 20 times wider than the full Moon and its head was so bright that it could have been seen in the “pre-dawn eye with the unaided eye”.
The supernova was observed by Hubble astronomers to “precisely measure the expansion rate of the universe”.
While Chandra captures X-rays in the outflow of stellar explosions in some images, Hubble throws light on galaxies.
Scientists have mapped the enormous halo of Andromeda and found that the halo extends 1.3 million light-years from the galaxy.
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
NASA’s Hubble telescope captured close-up shots of the coma of the comet which is the cloud of gas and dust that surrounds the icy nucleus of the comet.
The mystery has enthralled skywatchers since the star began to lose brightness, and fast, in October 2019.
The cluster of stars itself is located in the Carina region of our galaxy, about 8000 light-years away.
Researchers found unprecedented levels of complexity and rapid changes in jets and gas bubbles emanating from both these nebulas.
While these structures have captured the imagination and attention of many scientists and astrophysicists, the source of these bubbles is still unknown.