NASA brings a Hubble gyro back to life after a seven-year hibernation

Enlarge / Hubble Space Telescope above Earth, photographed during STS-125, Servicing Mission 4, May 2009. (credit: NASA) After NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope entered “safe” mode about two weeks ago, its operations team has been scrambling to bring a balky gyroscope back online. Now, the space agency says it believes it has fixed the problem. “The […]

NASA’s Chandra telescope follows Hubble into a shutdown

NASA sure hasn’t been having a great time with its telescopes. The Chandra X-ray Observatory has gone into safe mode and halted all its science operations a few days after Hubble shut down due a gyroscope failure. According to the agency, Chandra’s transition into safe mode was possibly triggered by an issue that also has […]

Hubble Space Telescope taken offline after gyroscope failure

Enlarge / In 1990, Hubble leaves the safety of the space shuttle to begin its service. (credit: NASA) NASA placed its venerable Hubble Space Telescope into a “safe mode” on Friday evening because of gyroscope problems, the space agency confirmed Monday. Although science operations are expected to resume fairly soon, the current issues raise concerns […]

Try finding Earth in this stunning Hubble image

NASA’s deep space Hubble Telescope has made a new stunning picture, capturing thousands of galaxies in a single shot that would make one looking at it feel really tiny. One of the most detailed possible pictures of the universe features an unbelievable 15,000 galaxies, the NASA team behind the telescope said. Hubble used its ultraviolet […]

Hubble discovers vast evidence of water in rare exoplanet’s atmosphere

NASA’s Hubble spacecraft has discovered signs of a large amount of water in an exoplanet some 700 light-years away. The planet is unlike others in the solar system and can provide crucial insights into the origin of other worlds. The agency’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes found the “fingerprints” of water in the atmosphere of […]

Hubble provides the cosmic background to a dark French opera

Grandiose space images from NASA’s Hubble telescope might be the last thing you’d expect see in an early 20th century French opera. However, Marco Brambilla, the artist behind epic video art installations and Kanye West’s “moving painting” music video for Power, has done just that. He created the video backdrop for a new production of […]

Hubble spots ‘unique’ binary asteroid between Mars and Jupiter

Published time: 21 Sep, 2017 19:54 Astronomers, with the aid of the Hubble Space Telescope, have discovered a unique binary object lurking in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The object, an asteroid first discovered by Spacewatch back in 2006, was reexamined again last September. Hubble took a number of images of the asteroid, […]

Hubble spots pitch-black exoplanet so hot it ‘eats light’ from nearby star

Scientists studying the exoplanet WASP-12b have made a startling discovery: the planet is so hot it reflects almost no light, making it appear pitch-black. An international team of astronomers from McGill University, Canada and the University of Exeter, UK measured how much light is reflected by the exoplanet, otherwise known as its ‘albedo,’ in order […]

Hubble Family of Connected Nursery Devices to Acquire Allianz & BCG Digital Ventures-Backed Kaishi

PRESS RELEASE: Hubble, a leading licensee of Motorola Brand, announces plan to expand leadership position in fast-growing digital nursery platform SINGAPORE & MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. & LONDON & HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 2, 2017– Hubble Connected (Hubble), the global leader of connected nursery products sold under the Motorola brand, announces today the intent to acquire Kaishi […]