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Take a Trip Through the Glorious Orion Nebula in This New 3D Visualisation

Travelling at close to the speed of light, this three-minute journey will take you through a distant stellar nursery where some of the Universe’s youngest stars are born. Read More >>

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This Is One of the Strangest Objects Ever Discovered in the Solar System

Is it an asteroid? A comet? Both? Observations by the Hubble Space Telescope are revealing new details about a strange binary asteroid that’s performing double-duty as a comet. It’s the first time scientists have ever seen such a thing. Read More >>

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These Stars Had the Messiest Divorce in the Galaxy

The marital feuds of strangers have long intrigued our degenerate species. It’s a timeless topic that keeps several magazines afloat, even if literally none of the details are true. But what most don’t know is that celebrities (and commoners) aren’t the only ones who get divorced—sometimes, actual stars do, too. Read More >>

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Watch This Star Tragically Die in a Fart Nebula

Perishing alone in space — in a gaseous cloud of stench — ranks pretty highly on the list of Terrible Ways to Die. Sadly, that was the fate of one unfortunate star trapped in the Calabash Nebula, nicknamed the “Rotten Egg Nebula” due to its high sulphur content. If you’ve ever smelled sulphur — or dog farts — you already understand the name. Read More >>

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Hubble Shows What’s in Store For the Incredible Voyager Probes

Launched in 1977, the Voyager space probes are further from Earth than any human-made object ever built. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have charted a roadmap for the probes, revealing surprising details about their ongoing journey through interstellar space. Read More >>

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This Entire Galaxy is Being Ravaged By its Supermassive Black Hole

A stunning new image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope shows a galaxy that’s being strangled by tentacles of gas and dust. The strange and intricate shape of this celestial object is caused by a supermassive black hole at its core — and it’s killing the host. Read More >>

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These Deep Space Images Reveal a New Type of Galaxy

Hubble’s deep field images have provided the farthest glimpses we’ve ever had of galaxies in spaces. Combining those images with a new telescope view has revealed that there are even more galaxies there than we knew—including a mysterious, new type of galaxy. Read More >>

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Our Best Glimpse Yet of a Disintegrating Comet

Astronomers working with the Hubble Space Telescope have captured unprecedented images of a comet in the process of disintegration. It’s our clearest view yet of this celestial phenomenon in action. Read More >>

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Astronomers Just Witnessed a Rare Stellar Rebirth For the First Time

At the heart of the Stingray Nebula some 2,700 light years from Earth lies a small, ageing star known as SAO 244567. Astronomers have been observing it on and off for decades, and they can now confirm they’ve witnessed something amazing: a never-before-seen stellar rebirth. Read More >>

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Two Galaxies Have Left the Void and Entered Hubble’s Heart

The Hubble Space Telescope is one of our favourite things because it gives us images like the one above, which not only pictures a number of galaxies, but shows the introduction of two new ones. Read More >>

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This Is One of the Deepest Views Into Space Ever Seen

Stare deep into this abyss. What you are seeing right now is one of the deepest views into space possible. Read More >>

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Jupiter’s Northern Lights Look Absolutely Incredible

If you want to see beautiful auroras, forget Alaska, Canada, and Iceland—check out Jupiter. At the gas giant’s north pole, the most powerful and luminous northern lights in the solar system shimmer and glow in an endless geomagnetic storm that’s larger than our entire planet. Read More >>

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Hubble Will Continue to Fly Until 2021

Fact: The Hubble Telescope is a better photographer than you or I will ever be. Now, it’s going to keep right on showing us all up...at least for the next five years. Read More >>

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Holy Hell the Universe Is Expanding Faster Than We Thought

Add this to the list of existential fears that keep you up at night: the universe appears to be expanding faster than we thought. A lot faster. Read More >>

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New Mars Portrait Reveals Strange Changes to the Planet’s Surface

Mars is nearing its closest approach to us in a decade, so Hubble took that opportunity to capture a brand new up-close look at the Red Planet. And in the process, it captured some intriguing changes. Read More >>