There May Be More Water On Jupiter's Largest Moon Than On Earth

By studying the subtle shifts of aurorae on Ganymede, scientists working with the Hubble Space Telescope have concluded that Jupiter's largest moon hosts a massive subterranean ocean. Quite suddenly, the outer reaches of our solar system appear to be a very wet place, indeed. » 3/13/15 10:29pm 3/13/15 10:29pm

Start Your Weekend With The Hubble Space Telescope's Planetarium Clips

You may not own your own private planetarium — or if you do, can we come over to your house? But you can still experience a journey through the wonders of space, thanks to four new "fulldome" planetarium clips, released by the Hubble Space Telescope. They're available in 4K and 8K resolution. » 2/28/15 9:16am 2/28/15 9:16am

Hubble Took an Even Better Version of One of Its Best Photos Ever

Back in 1995, the Hubble telescope took an absolutely breathtaking photo of stars being formed that's now known as "Pillars of Creation." And now, 20 years later, NASA has released a couple new images of the same star formation that was taken by a new and improved Hubble last year. It's beyond breathtaking. It's… » 1/05/15 6:45pm 1/05/15 6:45pm

NASA reveals the most colorful and detailed image of the Universe

NASA has unveiled "the most colorful view of the Universe" ever captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Part of a study called the Ultraviolet Coverage of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, it's "a composite of separate exposures taken in 2003 to 2012 with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys and Wide Field Camera 3." » 6/04/14 1:26am 6/04/14 1:26am

Jupiter's Great Red Spot is mysteriously shrinking in a dramatic way

Scientists have noticed something dramatic happening in the Solar System: Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot, the crimson monster storm that once was so large that it could eat three Earths, is mysteriously shrinking at high speed. Now it's only the width of one Earth. Would it disappear in a few decades? » 5/15/14 3:00pm 5/15/14 3:00pm

Hubble is the single most useful science instrument ever created

No other single scientific device has gathered more data, confirmed more theories, made more discoveries, and given us more pure visual joy and awe than the Hubble Space Telescope—the single most useful science instrument ever created. NASA has just published some updated statistics to prove it. » 5/12/14 9:58pm 5/12/14 9:58pm

Science Just Made the Most Massive, In-Depth Universe Simulation Ever

Ever wanted to see what our universe looked like moments after the Big Bang? Good luck—it would take your desktop computer more than 2,000 years to complete. Luckily, researchers just published findings from the first ultra-realistic simulation of our universe's growth. And it covers 13 billion years. » 5/07/14 5:20pm 5/07/14 5:20pm