Hubble Space Telescope shows off never-before-seen epic views of the solar system’s gas giants

The Hubble Telescope released new images of the solar system's gas giants. They show drastic changes to the atmospheres of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune

The Hubble Space Telescope is still not fully operational, but NASA and the European Space Agency continue to release new images taken by the space telescope, including never-before-seen images of the solar system’s gas giants. The new images of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune show drastic changes to the planet’s atmospheres, which stretch from 500 … Read more

Curiosity rover sends a picture postcard from Mars

Wish you were here! NASA's Curiosity rover has marked the 10th anniversary of its launch to Mars by sending back a spectacular 'picture postcard' from the Red Planet (pictured)

NASA’s Curiosity rover has marked the 10th anniversary of its launch to Mars by sending back a spectacular ‘picture postcard’ from the Red Planet. The robotic explorer snapped two black and white images of the Martian landscape which were then combined and had colour added to them to produce the remarkable composite. Curiosity, which launched to … Read more

Second part of Hubble Space Telescope is working almost a month after it went into safe mode

NASA has recovered the Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) instrument

NASA said on Monday that it is getting closer to bringing the Hubble Space Telescope back to ‘normal science operations,’ as it recovered the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) instrument on Sunday. This is the second instrument to come back online, after the Advanced Camera for Surveys instrument started working again on November 7, taking … Read more

Scientists discover two ‘previously invisible’ galaxies 29 billion light years away

With the help of the giant ALMA radio telescopes (Atacama Large Milimeter Array) in Chile’s Atacama Desert the two invisible galaxies 'suddenly appeared'. ALMA has a spatial resolution five times better than the Hubble Space Telescope, as this graphic shows, which was key to the discovery

One in five distant galaxies could be hidden behind cosmic dust, scientists say as they uncover two previously invisible systems 29 billion light years away Experts discover two ‘heavily dust-obscured’ galaxies 29 billion light years away ‘REBELS-12-2’ and ‘REBELS-29-2’ were found with Chile’s ALMA radio telescopes Their existence suggests a fifth of existing galaxies are … Read more