A Hubble telescope photograph of the iconic Eagle Nebula's Pillars of Creation. Photograph: NASA/ESA/Hubble/Reuters In over two decades that it has been gleaning into the cosmos, NASA's Hubble telescope has revealed properties of space and time that for most of human history were only probed in the imaginations of scientists and philosophers alike.And now, in celebration of its 25th anniversary, Hubble has revisited the famous pillars, providing astronomers with a sharper and wider view, shown ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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A colorful photo of the Tulip Nebula taken by Julian Hancock. We often publish photos from professional observatories, but it's important to note that amateurs can also do a great job taking pictures of the sky with modest equipment and photo ...Universe Today, 1 month ago
Wonders of the universe 18 photos An artist's impression of what a black hole might look like. Researchers in China say they have spotted a supermassive black hole 12 billion times the size of the sun. Hide Caption 1 of 18 Wonders of the ...CNN, 1 day ago Scientists discover supermassive black hole CNN, 3 days ago
Wonders of the universe 17 photos Hide Caption 1 of 17 Wonders of the universe 17 photos The Hubble Space Telescope also captured images of Jupiter's three great moons -- Io, Callisto and Europa -- passing by at once. Hide Caption 2 of ...CNN, 1 week ago NASA's images of the sun CNN, 1 week ago Why is universe smiling? CNN, 2 weeks ago
HESS is located in the Khomas Highland, some 100 km south-west of the Namibian capital of Windhoek. It is composed of four Phase 1 Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes, which have all been operational since December 2013, and one, much larger, ...Engineering News, 3 weeks ago
Wonders of the universe 15 photos Using powerful optics, astronomers have found a planet-like body, J1407b, with rings 200 times the size of Saturn's. This is an artist's depiction of the rings of planet J1407b, which are eclipsing a star. Click ...CNN, 1 month ago Astronomical discovery: 'Super Saturn' with rings 200 times as large CNN, 1 month ago 'Planet-like' body has rings 200 times as big CNN, 1 month ago
Wits scientists are part of a multinational team of astronomers working on the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) telescopes that have again demonstrated its excellent capabilities in searching for high-energy gamma rays. In the latest ...Space Daily, 1 month ago Galaxy studies get Wits boost Gadget, 1 month ago Scientists Make Astronomy Breakthrough AllAfrica.com, 1 month ago South African scientists make astronomy breakthrough SouthAfrica.info, 1 month ago
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(Nanowerk News) Once again, the High Energy Stereoscopic System, H.E.S.S., has demonstrated its excellent capabilities. In the Large Magellanic Cloud, it discovered most luminous very high-energy gamma-ray sources: three objects of different type, ...Nanowerk, 1 month ago
We debunked a lot of fake viral photos this year. Eighty-six, to be exact. And that doesn't even include all those fake toilet photos from the Sochi Olympics , those fake Ebola cures , and all the lies that UberFacts helped spread . It was a busy ...Gizmodo, 2 months ago
The year 2014 was a stellar one for spaceflight, what with ESA's Rosetta mission putting a robotic lander on a distant comet and NASA successfully testing its Orion spacecraft . But 2014 was also a great year for space photography, as you can see ...Huffington Post, 2 months ago The 29 Most Spectacular Space Photos Of 2014 Social Dashboard, 2 months ago
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