Hubble welcomes the Year of the Rat with a view of its own favorite rodents, NGC 4676A and B, and highlights the planetary origins of the Chinese zodiac’s 12-year timetable.

Hubble observed NGC1022 as part of a study into one of the universe’s most notorious residents: black holes. These are fundamental components of galaxies and are thought to lurk at the hearts of many — if not all — spirals: …

Hubble took >7,000 exposures to create this mosaic of a 48,000-light-year span across the Andromeda Galaxy, our largest galactic neighbor. The image is so detailed it resolves individual stars in the galaxy from 2 million light-years away:…

This bright, somewhat blob-like object is a galaxy named NGC 1803. It is about 200 million light-years away, in the southern constellation of Pictor. NGC 1803 was discovered in 1834 by astronomer John Herschel. For more information: …

in 1994, Hubble released this image of the massive star system Eta Carinae and the billowing clouds of gas & dust around it. The picture was taken by the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, installed just a month earlier.

An emerging idea, bolstered by surveys from Hubble and other telescopes, is that orange dwarfs are "Goldilocks stars" — not too hot, not too cool, and above all, not too violent to host life-friendly planets over a vast horizon of cosmic time: …

Calculating the expansion rate of the universe is a mystery that has been one of the greatest challenges in astrophysics in recent years. A new study adds evidence to the idea that new theories may be needed to explain what scientists are finding…

Astronomers have detected dark matter clumps around large- and medium-sized galaxies. Now, using Hubble and a new observing technique, astronomers have found that dark matter forms much smaller clumps than previously known: …

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This is the farthest galaxy group identified to date. Three galaxies of the EGS77 galaxy group, shown in the green circles, lie at a redshift of 7.7, which means we’re seeing them as they were when the universe was just 680 million years old: …

This majestic spiral galaxy might earn the nickname the "Godzilla galaxy" because it may be the largest known in the local universe. The galaxy, UGC 2885, is 2.5 times wider than our Milky Way and contains 10 times as many stars: go.nasa.gov/2MZxjCy

This visualization features a 3D multiwavelength representation of the Crab Nebula. Based on images from NASA's three Great Observatories: chandraxray, NASAspitzer and Hubble space telescopes, this view looks into the heart of the nebula: …

This visualization features a 3Dl multiwavelength representation of the Crab Nebula. Based on images from NASA's three Great Observatories: chandraxray, NASAspitzer and Hubble space telescopes, this view looks into the heart of the nebula: … twitter.com/NASAHubble/status/

Spiral galaxy NGC4455 is located in the constellation Coma Berenices. This may sound like an odd name and in fact it is somewhat unusual. It’s the only modern constellation named in honor of a person from history: Queen Berenice II of Egypt…

Just weeks after astronauts finished working on Hubble in Dec. 1999, the telescope captured this shot of NGC 1999, a nebula lit by the star V380 Orionis. Infrared observations show that the dark region near the star is a hole in the nebula…

in 1999, Discovery touches down at the Kennedy Space Center to complete a mission traveling almost 3.3 million miles, leaving the Hubble Space Telescope with six new gyroscopes, a new computer, a new solid state recorder, a new fine guidance sensor,…

High-energy radiation is generated by material falling inward into the central region of galaxy ESO 021-G004, and meeting the behemoth lurking there — a supermassive black hole: go.nasa.gov/2PZc1Hh

in 1999, the space shuttle crew's wake-up call is "The Cup of Life," sung by Ricky Martin. The official song of the 1998 World Cup in France, it was played for mission specialist Jean-Francois Clervoy of the European Space Agency at the request of h…

RT NASAWFIRST: Thank you NASAHubble for being the world's eyes to the universe for the past 29 years! Your discoveries helped rewrite science and made the universe feel a bit more like home. -WFIRST ❤️

in 1999, the seven astronauts aboard Discovery awaken to the song "We're So Good Together" by Reba McEntyre, played for pilot Scott Kelly (StationCDRKelly). The shuttle crew would spend the day preparing to return to Earth.

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