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Hubble Watches Asteroid Gault Coming Apart

Hubble Watches Asteroid Gault Coming Apart

The Hubble Space Telescope of NASA observes an asteroid, called Gault that is disintegrating rapidly by throwing off material into its surroundings. Gault is located at a distance of 344 million kilometers from the Sun and was discovered, for the first time, in 1988. Since then, several observations have been made of this asteroid but…

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Hubble and Gaia have Measured the Mass of the Milky Way

Hubble and Gaia have Measured the Mass of the Milky Way

The data from the Hubble Space Telescope of NASA and the Gaia Satellite of the European Space Agency led to the most accurate measurements of the mass of the Milky Way. According to previous research, which was conducted several decades back, the mass of our galaxy ranges somewhere between 500 billion and 3 trillion solar…

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Hippocamp may have Broken from a Larger Moon

Hippocamp may have Broken from a Larger Moon

A team of planetary scientists finally discovered an explanation for Hippocamp (a mysterious Neptune moon), which was originally located in 2013. Commonly known as “the moon that shouldn’t be there”, Hippocamp is extraordinarily close to Proteus, a much larger Neptunian moon. Generally, the gravitational pull of a moon as big as Proteus is strong enough…

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Hubble Uncovers a Lot of New Globular Star Clusters

Hubble Uncovers a Lot of New Globular Star Clusters

Scientists may have moved a step closer towards finding the origin of galaxies. Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a huge cluster of stars about 300 million light-years away. The number of these star clusters reach a total of a whopping 22,426. Globular star clusters are more common than full-scale galaxies which makes…

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Hubble Space Telescope is Now in Safe Mode

Hubble Space Telescope is Now in Safe Mode

Hubble is in Trouble due to some problems in one of its gyros. Hubble Space Telescope (HST), one of the largest and most versatile space telescope developed malfunctions on Friday, October 5. According to NASA, one of the gyros used to angle the telescope in specific directions showed anomalous behavior. That’s the reason why the…

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Hubble Space Telescope Covers 15,000 Galaxies in a Single Shot

Hubble Space Telescope Covers 15,000 Galaxies in a Single Shot

Two recently-launched images, taken as part of the Hubble Deep UV Legacy Survey, might change your entire perception of the universe. Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is one of the largest and most versatile telescopes that has ever hit the space. It was named after Edwin Hubble, an American Astronomer who was one of the pioneers…

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The Building Blocks of the Earth are Pretty Normal

The Building Blocks of the Earth are Pretty Normal

The probability of finding Earth-like planets in the Milky Way got a massive boost. Scientists are quite keen, these days, to find signs of life in other parts of the universe. Several missions have been sent to our neighboring planet, Mars, in this regard to gather maximum information about the red planet of our solar…

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The Study of Ultrahot Planets is leading to some Strange Discoveries

The Study of Ultrahot Planets is leading to some Strange Discoveries

Current observations of ultra-hot planets by NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes mystifies theorists. The planetary spectra suggest unusual compositions. A team of researchers from the Arizona State University explained in their recently published study that the gas-rich planets have basically normal compositions when we are relying on the known planet formation. The difference is…

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Exiled Asteroid discovered in the Outer reaches of the Solar System

Exiled Asteroid discovered in the Outer reaches of the Solar System

An asteroid is found in the outskirts of our solar system that is believed to be formed billions of years ago. Our solar system was much different in its early days. An international team of scientists investigated the solar system of that time by making use of ESO telescopes and different theoretical models. They concluded…

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Milky Way and Andromeda will collide in the Future. How long will it take?

Milky Way and Andromeda will collide in the Future. How long will it take?

Astronomers predict Titanic Collision between Milky Way and Andromeda. In about 4 billion years, two galaxies in the Local Group can produce a ‘galactic collision’. The Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxy are the most likely contenders in this regard. It’s a huge cosmic event as the entire solar system including the Sun and the Earth…

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