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Hubble Space Telescope

Amazing: Hubble Captured The Arches Cluster, Milky Way’s Densest Star Cluster

June 5, 2015 |

Using NASA’ Hubble Telescope, astronomers have observed the Arches Cluster, the most dense cluster known in the Milky Way with a mass equivalent to more than 10,000 Sun-like stars in a space with a radius equal to the distance between the sun and its nearest neighbor Alpha Centauri star system. Read More

Hubble gets Best View of Young Star Beta Pictoris

February 23, 2015 |

What is hiding in the large disk of gas and dust encircling the 20 million-year-old star Beta Pictoris? In 1984 Beta Pictoris was the very first star discovered to be surrounded by a bright disk of dust and debris. Since then, Beta Pictoris has been an object of intense scrutiny with Hubble and ground-based telescopes. Read More

New Space Telescope Concept: 1000x higher resolution than Hubble Telescope

January 24, 2015 |

A new space telescope concept, named the Aragoscope after French scientist Francois Arago who first detected diffracted light waves around a disk, could allow scientists to image space objects like black hole “event horizons” and plasma swaps between stars, said Cash of CU-Boulder’s Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy. Read More

Jupiter’s Giant Red Spot Get Smaller

May 17, 2014 |

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot seems to be on a cosmic diet, shrinking rapidly before our eyes. Jupiter’s Great Red Spot might be, quite literally, the perfect storm: It’s a swirling, anti-cyclonic vortex that’s big enough to engulf three Earths and has been raging in the atmosphere of the solar system’s largest planet for at least 400 years. Read More

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