Galaxies imaged in spectacular detail by Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3). Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, T. Treu, Acknowledgment: J. Schmidt Clustered at the center of this image are six luminous spots of light, four of them forming a circle around a central pair. Appearances can be deceiving, however, as […]

Hubble Space Telescope image of Arp 195, a three-way gravitational tug-of-war between interacting galaxies. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, J. Dalcanton A dramatic triplet of galaxies takes center stage in this latest Picture of the Week from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, which captures a three-way gravitational tug-of-war between interacting galaxies. […]

Credit: ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser)   ANIMATION NASA has successfully switched to backup hardware on the Hubble Space Telescope, including powering on the backup payload computer, on July 15. The switch was performed to compensate for a problem with the original payload computer that occurred on June 13 when the computer halted, […]

ANIMATION NASA has identified the possible cause of the payload computer problem that suspended Hubble Space Telescope science operations on June 13. The telescope itself and science instruments remain healthy and in a safe configuration. The payload computer resides in the Science Instrument Command and Data Handling (SI C&DH) unit. […]

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, E. Noyola This image shows the globular cluster NGC 6380, which lies around 35,000 light-years from Earth, in the constellation Scorpio (The Scorpion). The very bright star at the top of the image is HD 159073, which is only around 4000 light-years from Earth, making it […]

The Hubble Space Telescope is deployed on April 25, 1990 from the space shuttle Discovery. Avoiding distortions of the atmosphere, Hubble has an unobstructed view peering to planets, stars and galaxies, some more than 13.4 billion light years away. Credit: NASA/Smithsonian Institution/Lockheed Corporation NASA is taking additional steps to investigate […]

This Hubble Space Telescope image offers a sampling of aging, red stars in the ultra-diffuse galaxy NGC 1052-DF2, or DF2. The galaxy continues to puzzle astronomers because it is lacking dark matter, an invisible form of matter that provides the gravitational glue to hold galaxies together. Precisely establishing the galaxy’s […]

The Hubble Space Telescope is deployed on April 25, 1990, from the space shuttle Discovery. Avoiding distortions of the atmosphere, Hubble has an unobstructed view peering to planets, stars, and galaxies, some more than 13.4 billion light years away. Credit: NASA/Smithsonian Institution/Lockheed Corporation NASA continues to work to resolve a […]

Hubble Space Telescope image of the interacting galaxy pair IC 1623, which lies around 275 million light-years away in the constellation Cetus (The Whale). Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, R. Chandar A cataclysmic cosmic collision takes center stage in this Hubble Picture of the Week. The image features the interacting galaxy […]

The Hubble Space Telescope was launched by the space shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990. Avoiding distortions of the atmosphere, Hubble has an unobstructed view peering to planets, stars, and galaxies, some more than 13.4 billion light-years away. Credit: NASA NASA continues to work on resolving an issue with the payload […]