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NASA locates most distant galaxy ever found

The Hubble Space Telescope has photographed a galaxy that is 13.3 billion light years away. The discovery ( designated MACSO647-JD ) is believed to be…

Van Gogh’s Starry Night Recreated with Images from the Hubble Space Telescope

Alex Harrison Parker is a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. After 22 years of operation, the Hubble Space Telescope has captured so many images that he was able to use them to create this mosiac of Starry Night. There could be no better medium. Link -via Oddity Central | Alex Harrison Parker’s Website

Fifth moon of Pluto discovered

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a new moon orbiting Pluto. Known as ‘P5′, the small moon is only between 6 and 15 miles a…

11 Planets You Never Had to Memorize



”My Very Early Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas.” Whatever mnemonic you used, you probably had to learn nine planets.  (Younger readers may be learning just eight!)  But our solar system actually has thousands more planets than that; those are just the biggies.  Here are eleven that you’ve probably never had to memorize.

 1. 1 Ceres 
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Hubble Space Telescope Sees a Gravitationally Lensed Quasar

Photo: NASA, ESA and J.A. Muñoz (University of Valencia) You’re looking at a picture of a quasar that’s beeing sucked into a black hole, taken by the Hubble Space telescope. ESA’s Hubble Space Telescope [...]

The Late Movies: Space Shuttles

With this morning’s launch of Atlantis, we are coming to the close of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. Here are a few videos that pay tribute to these “space trucks” that few so many miles for so many years. Enterprise: Landing Test The prototype shuttle Enterprise conducts an approach and landing test in 1977. Read more about this [...]

8 Wonders of The Solar System

While our space probes and the Hubble Space Telescope have made great advances in recent years bringing us photos of the cosmos, there are still many places in our own solar system that close photography is just out of reach. These artist renderings bring us close to eight amazing places that hopefully we will get [...]

Mind Expanding Photos of The Universe

The Hubble Space Telescope has brought us some truly amazing images of the universe. To appreciate these vast objects check out the gallery at the link. Who knows what unimaginable mysteries they truly hold? The just-turned-21 Hubble Space Telescope has spent its entire life taking photographs of such enormous, otherworldly things that words stop working. And [...]

Hubble snaps Pluto changing colour

The Hubble Space Telescope has taken pictures showing Pluto changing colour in a new series of detailed photographs. The pictures are not as clear as …

Hubble spots "space jellyfish"

New photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope have revealed extraordinary images of planetary systems being formed. One such image shows a “cosm…