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.
Neutron Star Collision Cooks Up Exotic Elements, Gravitational Waves
When some people get in the kitchen, they create a delicious meal but leave behind a chaotic mess of splattered food and dirty dishes.
Scorching "Hot Jupiter" Has a Stratospheric Layer
Only when we fly in a commercial jet at an altitude of about 33,000 feet do we enter Earth's stratosphere, a cloudless layer of our atmosphere that blocks ultraviolet light.
The Tiny Moon Phobos Is Photographed During Its Quick Trip Around Mars
While photographing Mars, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured a cameo appearance of the tiny moon Phobos on its trek around the Red Planet.
Young, Dead, Compact, Disk Galaxy Surprises Astronomers, Offers New Clues to How Modern-Day Elliptical Galaxies Formed
Astronomers combined the power of a “natural lens” in space with the capability of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to...
Webb Telescope Guaranteed Time Observations Targets Announced
Mission officials for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope announced some of the science targets the telescope will observe following its launch and commissioning.
Galaxies Shine with the Brilliance of up to 100 Trillion Suns
Astronomers were fascinated in the 1980s with the discovery of nearby dust-enshrouded galaxies that glowed thousands of times brighter than our Milky Way galaxy in infrared light...