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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…

The Resistance of Astronomers to New Paradigms

By Eric SchulmanAlexandria, Virginia AbstractIn this paper we explore the resistance of astronomers to new paradigms. 1. IntroductionIn the classic work The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (Kuhn 1962), Thomas S. Kuhn describes scientific research as “a strenuous and devoted attempt to force nature into the conceptual boxes supplied by professional education.” He points out that in some [...]

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…

Auroras Seen on Uranus

Yes, really. The Hubble telescope captured the images last November, but as with all things astronomical, the data had to be properly crunched and an analysis made before the news is released to the public. The two aurorae observed were as large as the Earth, although they look small against the gas giant Uranus. Read [...]

Top 24 Deep Space Pictures of 2011

Last week, Phil Plait posted his year-end gallery of the best pictures taken from space. Now you can see his picks for the best pictures of deep space, really deep, like these galaxies that are 300 million light years away. Because they’re big, sometimes galaxies get close together. Too close. Close enough that their gravity can [...]

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 zooms in on Hanny’s oddity

The Hubble telescope has captured the best images yet of the ghostly green spatial anomaly. In 2007 a Dutch teacher and amateur astronomer came to the…

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…

Hubble unveils deepest view of universe

The Hubble Space Telescope has taken a picture of the deepest view of the universe ever seen in near-infrared light, the faintest objects having b…