Spiraling stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud are the subject of a recent study in ‘The Astrophysical Journal.’ Find out how their spiral motions help explain the “baby boom” of star formation shortly after the Big Bang.
Tag: Hubble Telescope
Hubble Telescope Finds Most Distant Star Ever Seen
The Hubble Telescope has just located a star that's 12.9 billion light-years away. Find out why this discovery offers new insights into how our Universe began.
James Webb Space Telescope Unfolds Its Mirror
The James Webb Space Telescope has now unfolded its sophisticated mirror system. Find out why its program manager called this “a remarkable feat for our team, NASA, and the world.”
Universe’s Expansion Rate Still Hard to Pin Down
The Universe’s expansion rate, the Hubble constant, is vital to understanding the Cosmos’ origin and fate. Discover how the latest technique for measuring the Hubble constant sheds new light on the past and future. (5:15 min read)
James Webb Space Telescope – “Faster, Better Cheaper”
The James Webb Space Telescope will replace the Hubble Telescope. Find out how it will reveal hidden galaxies that Hubble couldn’t detect. (4:15 min read)
Dimming of Betelgeuse Explained by Hubble Telescope
The dimming of Betelgeuse, a bright red star, excited stargazers last year. Find out how the Hubble Space Telescope helped explain what happened.(4:45 min read)
Star Formation Started Earlier than Thought
Star formation was the subject of an ESA study using the Hubble Telescope. Find out why what they didn’t find was more important than what they did. (4:00 min read)
Massive Stars: Can They Form on Their Own?
Massive stars produce the heavier elements from which we're all made. Find out how the Hubble Telescope is shedding new light on where they came from. (4:30 min read time)