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The Lone Wanderer; NGC 6503

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope

Located 17 million light years away in the constellation Draco (The Dragon) is this beautifully active galaxy cataloged as NGC 6503. 189 more words


The Hubble Telescope Near-Failure and The Photo That Changed Everything

The Hubble telescope went from a hopeful project to a colossal joke, after the first photos taken reveal the telescope had a blurred mirror.  A secondary mission where astronauts flew to the telescope and repaired the defective part was successful, and this perseverance eventually resulted in a photo that changed everything.


Still Wet #2

Well, my idea for this week’s photograph did not quite go how I would have liked, so I will keep working on that. In the meantime, here is another photograph of Master Hubble after his bath. 73 more words


Hubble Finds Planet Orbiting Pair of Stars

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, and a trick of nature, have confirmed the existence of a planet orbiting two stars in the system OGLE-2007-BLG-349, located 8,000 light-years away towards the center of our galaxy. 441 more words


ALMA Explores the Hubble Ultra Deep Field: Deepest Ever Millimetre Observations of Early Universe

International teams of astronomers have used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to explore the distant corner of the Universe first revealed in the iconic images of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF). 1,090 more words


A Long Time Ago In a Galaxy Far Far Away

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Here’s a beautiful and interesting image from the Hubble Space Telescope of a pair of overlapping galaxies cataloged as 2MASX J00482185-2507365 but don’t let the boring name fool you because this duo is actually pretty cool. 385 more words