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New method to measure the expansion rate of the Universe does not resolve the Crisis in Cosmology

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Recently there was a post about a study that argued dark energy isn’t needed to explain the redshifts…
Hubble Detects Smallest Known Dark Matter Clumps

January 9, 2020

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and a new observing technique, astronomers have found that dark matter forms much…
NASA’s Great Observatories Help Astronomers Build a 3D Visualization of an Exploded Star (Update)

January 7, 2020

Astronomers and visualization specialists from NASA’s Universe of Learning program have combined the visible, infrared and X-ray vision of…
Astronomers Spot Distant Galaxy Group Driving Ancient Cosmic Makeover

January 7, 2020

An international team of astronomers funded in part by NASA has found the farthest galaxy group identified to…
SOFIA Reveals New View of Milky Way’s Center

January 6, 2020

NASA has captured an extremely crisp infrared image of the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Spanning a…
Gigantic Galaxy Surveyed by Hubble

January 6, 2020

Majestic UGC 2885 spiral has slowly grown over billions of years. Galaxies are like snowflakes. Though the universe…
3D Visualization of Exploded Star Built with Help from NASA’s Great Observatories

January 6, 2020

In the year 1054 AD, Chinese sky watchers witnessed the sudden appearance of a “new star” in the…
NASA to Announce New Discoveries at Annual Astronomy Meeting

January 2, 2020

NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of astrophysics and other space science topics at…
‘Cotton Candy’ Planet Mysteries Unravel in New Hubble Observations

December 30, 2019

“Super-Puffs” may sound like a new breakfast cereal. But it’s actually the nickname for a unique and rare…
Spitzer Studies a Stellar Playground With a Long History

December 20, 2019

This image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Perseus Molecular Cloud, a massive collection of gas and…
Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov Swings Past Sun

December 13, 2019

When astronomers see something in the universe that at first glance seems like one-of-a-kind, it’s bound to stir…
Hubble Detects Dynamic Galactic Duo

November 30, 2019

Some galaxies are closer friends than others. While many live their own separate, solitary lives, others stray a…
Hubble Captures a Dozen Galaxy Doppelgangers

November 8, 2019

Warped space creates cool kaleidoscope view of faraway galaxy. The “funhouse mirror” has delighted carnival-goers for more than…
Hubble captures galaxies’ ghostly gaze

November 4, 2019

When astronomers peer deep into space, they don’t expect to find something staring back at them. In this…
Image credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Dalcanton, B.F. Williams, and M. Durbin (University of Washington)
Menacing-Looking ‘Face’ Formed by Titanic Smashup Between Two Galaxies

October 30, 2019

When astronomers peer deep into space, they don’t expect to find something staring back at them. In this…
Galaxies’ Ghostly Gaze Captured by Hubble

October 29, 2019

Menacing-looking ‘face’ formed by titanic smashup between two galaxies. When astronomers peer deep into space, they don’t expect…
Hubble Observes 1st Confirmed Interstellar Comet

October 17, 2019

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has given astronomers their best look yet at an interstellar visitor — comet 2I/Borisov…
Milky Way Raids Intergalactic “Bank Accounts” Hubble Study Finds

October 11, 2019

Audit of the Milky Way’s gas flow rates reveals a mysterious surplus of inflowing gas. Astronomers have discovered…
Saturn’s Rings Shine in Hubble’s Latest Portrait

September 15, 2019

Saturn is so beautiful that astronomers cannot resist using the Hubble Space Telescope to take yearly snapshots of…
Yearly snapshot of Saturn helps astronomers monitor the ringed world

September 13, 2019

The Hubble Space Telescope’s annual snapshot of Saturn reveals a turbulent, dynamic atmosphere with small storms popping into…
Astronomers Find Water in the Atmosphere of a Habitable Exoplanet for the First Time

September 12, 2019

Thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope, and the efforts of a large team of astronomers, we now know…
NASA’s Hubble Finds Water Vapor on Habitable-Zone Exoplanet for 1st Time

September 12, 2019

Its size and surface gravity are much larger than Earth’s, and its radiation environment may be hostile, but…
Hubble Has Looked at the 2017 Kilonova Explosion Almost a Dozen Times, Watching it Slowly Fade Away

September 12, 2019

In 2017, LIGO (Laser-Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) and Virgo detected gravitational waves coming from the merger of two…
Hubble Explores the Formation and Evolution of Star Clusters in the Large Magellanic Cloud

September 10, 2019

Different structures of star clusters are due to different levels of dynamical aging. Like batches of cookies, stars…
Hubble’s New Portrait of Jupiter

August 9, 2019

This new Hubble Space Telescope view of Jupiter, taken on June 27, 2019, reveals the giant planet’s trademark…
ALMA Dives into Black Hole’s ‘Sphere of Influence’

August 8, 2019

Capturing Orbital Motion around a Black Hole in Unprecedented Clarity What happens inside a black hole stays inside…
Hubble Uncovers a ‘Heavy Metal’ Exoplanet Shaped Like a Football

August 2, 2019

How can a planet be “hotter than hot?” The answer is when heavy metals are detected escaping from…
New measurement of universe’s expansion rate is “stuck in the middle”

July 23, 2019

A team of collaborators from Carnegie and the University of Chicago used red giant stars that were observed…
New Hubble Constant Measurement Adds to Mystery of Universe Expansion Rate

July 17, 2019

Red giant stars used as milepost markers. In 1924, American astronomer Edwin Hubble announced that he discovered galaxies…
Atmosphere of Midsize Planet Revealed by Hubble, Spitzer

July 4, 2019

Two NASA space telescopes have teamed up to identify, for the first time, the detailed chemical “fingerprint” of…
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