#HubbleFriday Elliptical galaxies tend to be full of old stars and exhibit little or no new star formation. Messier 59 bucks this trend somewhat; the galaxy does show signs of star formation, with some newborn stars residing within a disk near the core: …
#OTD 100 years ago, solar eclipse observers noted that stars near the Sun appeared out of place, verifying Einstein’s theory that gravity could bend light. Today, Hubble views distant galaxies whose light has been similarly bent by “gravitational lensing…
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#HubbleClassic Millions of light-years away, these two galaxies are performing a gravitational dance that will lead to their merger in a galactic grand finale. Glimpse these & other interacting galaxies in Hubble's newest Flickr album: …
#Now in 2009, after bad weather repeatedly prevented the shuttle from landing in Florida, Atlantis touched down at Edwards Air Force Base, returning its crew home safely and ending Hubble's final servicing mission. #SM4live https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahubble/33936388988/in/album-72157670398668456/
#HubbleClassic #OTD in 2008, Hubble observed a third red spot alongside Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot and the smaller Red Spot Jr. in the giant planet's turbulent atmosphere: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahubble/45926015984/in/album-72157677485228358/
#Now in 2009, astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis bid farewell to Hubble as they released it back into space after completing five spacewalks to repair and upgrade the orbiting observatory. #SM4live https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahubble/28223588012/in/album-72157670398668456/
#Now in 2009, Hubble's aperture door opens, once again allowing light from the universe to enter the telescope. #SM4live https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahubble/32897658627/in/album-72157670398668456/
#Now in 2009, astronauts John Grunsfeld & Drew Feustel (SciAstro & Astro_Feustel) replace some of Hubble's original batteries with new ones, which help the spacecraft store energy collected by its solar panels. #SM4live https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahubble/28162761821/in/album-72157670398668456/
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