A chance alignment of galaxies and a touch of extreme physics was all it took for the universe to create an uncanny smiley face in deep space.
The space telescope has captured the moments when three of the Galilean satellites crossed the face of Jupiter.
A tiny galaxy has been discovered in the Milky Way's backyard and astronomers are now wondering just how many of these diminutive dwarfs are hiding in the intergalactic undergrowth.
This thick cloud of dust and gas may look like a dark and foreboding corner of our galaxy, but it is actually a region of star birth that exhibits a smorgasbord of stellar phenomena. Continue reading →
The space telescope has zoomed in on a galactic pair that are gravitationally disturbing one another's stellar populations. Continue reading →
Hubble has observed some weird things since it was launched in 1990, but this is probably one of the strangest. Continue reading →
Massive stars can be their own worst enemy, especially when they get old. Continue reading →
Hubble has been used to probe the atmospheres of two exoplanets, revealing that even exotic new worlds have grey days. Continue reading →
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