New Survey Is the Most Precise Measurement of the Universe's Expansion Rate
The good news: Astronomers have made the most precise measurement to date of the rate at which the universe is expanding since the big bang.
Storms on Neptune Play Peek-A-Boo With Planetary Astronomers
Three billion miles away on the farthest known major planet in our solar system, an ominous, stinky, dark storm is shrinking out of existence as seen in pictures of Neptune taken ...
Worlds in the Star’s Habitable Zone Are Not Smothered Under Primordial Atmospheres
Only 40 light-years away — a stone’s throw on the scale of our galaxy — several Earth-sized planets orbit the red dwarf star TRAPPIST-1.
Deep Survey Looks for Faint Objects in Nearby Stellar Nursery
Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to peer deep into the vast stellar nursery called the Orion Nebula, astronomers searched for small, faint bodies.
Small, Embryonic Galaxy Formed Just 500 Million Years After the Big Bang
As powerful as NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes are, they need a little help from nature in seeking out the farthest, and hence earliest galaxies that firs...
Unprecedented Fly-through Combines the Visible and Infrared Vision of the Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes
By combining the visible and infrared capabilities of the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, astronomers and visualization speci...
A Hubble Space Telescope View of Globular Cluster M79
It's beginning to look a lot like the holiday season in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of a blizzard of stars, which resembles a swirling snowstorm in a snow globe.
First Publicly Available Science Observations for Webb Announced
The Space Telescope Science Institute is announcing some of the first science programs NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will conduct following its launch and commissioning.
Asteroid Trails Streak Across This Deep-Space View of Thousands of Galaxies
Photobombing asteroids from our solar system have snuck their way into this deep image of the universe taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.