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The latest news about astronomy, space, and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

The latest news about astronomy, space, and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
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The latest news about astronomy, space, and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

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English


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Hubblecast 121: What can we learn from exoplanet transits?

6/12/2019
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This new Hubblecast episode explores what we can learn through the transits of exoplanets. It also tells us what we have learned from these transits with the help of Hubble and which discoveries we can expect with the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope.

Duration:00:05:38

Hubblecast 116: Henrietta Leavitt — ahead of her time

2/20/2019
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Born in 1868, Henrietta Leavitt was an astronomer ahead of her time, whose work helped to revolutionise our understanding of the Universe. While working at Harvard Observatory, she began to study stars of fluctuating brightness. She made a crucial observation about these objects, which gave astronomers a new way to measure distances, ultimately leading to such impactful discoveries as the expansion of the Universe.

Duration:00:04:33

Hubblecast 114: How does Hubble orientate itself in space?

12/19/2018
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This new Hubblecast episode takes a detailed look into the refined Pointing Control System that allows Hubble to keep its gaze into the Universe firm and steady.

Duration:00:04:20

Hubblecast 112 Light: Mars and Saturn

7/26/2018
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Mars and Saturn are among the most popular planets. This new episode of the Hubblecast presents the images Hubble took of these planets in summer 2018.

Duration:00:01:20

Hubblecast 111: Hubble sees `Oumuamua getting a boost

6/27/2018
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Astronomers have found that ‘Oumuamua, the first interstellar object discovered in the Solar System, is moving away from the Sun faster than expected. Using data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, in cooperation with ground-based telescopes, a team of researchers concluded that ‘Oumuamua is most likely outgassing — suggesting that this enigmatic interstellar nomad is a peculiar comet rather than an asteroid.

Duration:00:06:16

Hubblecast 110 Light: New test of Einstein’s general relativity

6/21/2018
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An international team of astronomers using Hubble has made the most precise test of general relativity yet outside our Milky Way.

Duration:00:01:06

Hubblecast 109: Diving into the Lagoon Nebula

4/19/2018
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On 24 April 1990, Hubble was launched into space. To celebrate its 28th year in orbit, some of Hubble’s precious observation time was used to observe the colourful Lagoon Nebula. One of only two star-forming nebulae visible to the unaided eye, this spectacular stellar nursery is not quite the tranquil landscape its name suggests.

Duration:00:04:07

Hubblecast 108 Light: Hubble finds most distant star

4/2/2018
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Astronomers have used Hubble to make an incredible discovery — they have observed the most distant star ever seen. The bright blue star existed only 4.4 billion years after the Big Bang. This incredible distant star allows astronomers to learn more about the formation and evolution of stars in the early Universe.

Duration:00:01:11

Hubblecast 107: Decoding the colours of NGC 3344

2/14/2018
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Our eyes detect only visible light, but on board Hubble are a variety of instruments that together detect many different wavelengths of light. This means that Hubble is able to observe galaxies over a wide range of wavelengths to reveal features that would otherwise remain invisible to our eyes.

Duration:00:04:47

Hubblecast 106 Light: Flying through the Orion Nebula

1/15/2018
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This visualisation takes the viewer on a breathtaking flight through the Orion Nebula, a nearby star-forming region. The video has been produced using scientific imagery and data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Duration:00:01:13

Hubblecast 104: Illustrating Hubble’s discoveries

12/19/2017
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Hubble is best known for its stunning images and amazing discoveries. But sometimes the discoveries do not come hand-in-hand with a breathtaking view of the Universe. Raise the curtains for the artists creating impressions of the cosmos! In this Hubblecast we learn how artist’s impressions are made and how realistic they are.

Duration:00:07:33