NASA Invites Media to Discuss Hubble Operations Update – NASA

NASA Invites Media to Discuss Hubble Operations Update – NASA

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 4, to provide an update on operations for NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. NASA anticipates Hubble will continue making discoveries, working with other observatories such as the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope, throughout this decade and into the next. Audio of the teleconference will stream … Read more

Ken Carpenter: Ensuring Top-Tier Science from Moon to Stars – NASA

Ken Carpenter: Ensuring Top-Tier Science from Moon to Stars – NASA

Today, Ken Carpenter is a scientist for NASA’s Hubble and Roman space telescopes, but in 1967 he was just a teenager at his local library out to fact-check a “Star Trek” episode. Name: Kenneth G. CarpenterTitle: Operations Project Scientist for Hubble Space Telescope; Ground System Scientist for Roman Space Telescope; and a NASA Innovative Advanced … Read more

Hubble Spots a Magnificent Barred Galaxy – NASA

Hubble Spots a Magnificent Barred Galaxy – NASA

The magnificent central bar of NGC 2217 (also known as AM 0619-271) shines bright in the constellation of Canis Major (The Greater Dog), in this image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Roughly 65 million light-years from Earth, this barred spiral galaxy is a similar size to our Milky Way at 100,000 light-years across. Many stars are concentrated in its … Read more

NASA’s Roman Team Selects Survey to Map Our Galaxy’s Far Side – NASA

NASA’s Roman Team Selects Survey to Map Our Galaxy’s Far Side – NASA

NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope team has announced plans for an unprecedented survey of the plane of our Milky Way galaxy. It will peer deeper into this region than any other survey, mapping more of our galaxy’s stars than all previous observations combined. “There’s a really broad range of science we can explore with … Read more

Hubble Captures a Monster Merger – NASA

Hubble Captures a Monster Merger – NASA

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image features Arp 122, a peculiar galaxy that in fact comprises two galaxies – NGC 6040, the tilted, warped spiral galaxy and LEDA 59642, the round, face-on spiral – that are in the midst of a collision. This dramatic cosmic encounter is located at the very safe distance of roughly 570 million light-years from … Read more

NASA Telescopes Start the Year With a Double Bang – NASA

NASA Telescopes Start the Year With a Double Bang – NASA

A colorful, festive image shows different types of light containing the remains of not one, but at least two, exploded stars. This supernova remnant is known as 30 Doradus B (30 Dor B for short) and is part of a larger region of space where stars have been continuously forming for the past 8 to … Read more

Hubble Captures a Cluster in the Cloud – NASA

Hubble Captures a Cluster in the Cloud – NASA

This striking Hubble Space Telescope image shows the densely packed globular cluster known as NGC 2210, which is situated in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The LMC lies about 157,000 light-years from Earth and is a so-called satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, meaning that the two galaxies are gravitationally bound. Globular clusters are very stable, tightly bound clusters of thousands … Read more

Chandra Catches Spider Pulsars Destroying Nearby Stars – NASA

Chandra Catches Spider Pulsars Destroying Nearby Stars – NASA

A group of dead stars known as “spider pulsars” are obliterating companion stars within their reach. Data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory of the globular cluster Omega Centauri is helping astronomers understand how these spider pulsars prey on their stellar companions. A pulsar is the spinning dense core that remains after a massive star collapses into itself to form a neutron star. Rapidly rotating … Read more