Hubble

As a black hole shredded a star, NASA's Hubble was watching

As a black hole shredded a star, NASA’s Hubble was watching

Not seeing a black hole can be considered its greatest strength. Across the fabric of space, these silent monsters imbibe every drop of light that falls in their gravitational pulses, populate these rays from the visible universe, and, in the darkness, wait for a helpless star to appear. Then they attack. Now, scientists announce that …

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The Hubble telescope has found a hungry black hole that is wrapping the swirling star into a doughnut shape

The Hubble telescope has found a hungry black hole that is wrapping the swirling star into a doughnut shape

This sequence of artist’s illustrations shows how a black hole can devour a passing star. 1. An ordinary star passes near a supermassive black hole in the center of the galaxy. 2. The outer gases of the star are drawn into the gravitational field of the black hole. 3. A star gets ripped apart when …

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The Hubble telescope has found a hungry black hole that is wrapping the swirling star into a doughnut shape

The Hubble telescope has found a hungry black hole that is wrapping the swirling star into a doughnut shape

This sequence of artist’s illustrations shows how a black hole can devour a passing star. 1. An ordinary star passes near a supermassive black hole in the center of the galaxy. 2. The outer gases of the star are drawn into the gravitational field of the black hole. 3. A star gets ripped apart when …

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Hubble discovered that fact is stranger than fiction: mysterious “ghost” stars have been prowling around for billions of years

In the 1960s science fiction TV show “Lost in Space”, a small family of would-be planetary colonists are derailed and lost in our galaxy. But truth is stranger than fiction when it comes down to it Hubble Space Telescope The Hubble Space Telescope (often referred to as Hubble or HST) is one of NASA’s largest …

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Hubble found that the ghostly light between galaxies stretches far back in time

Hubble found that the ghostly light between galaxies stretches far back in time

These are Hubble Space Telescope images of two supermassive galaxies called MOO J1014+0038 (left panel) and SPT-CL J2106-5844 (right panel). The added blue color is artificially translated from Hubble data that captured a phenomenon called intracluster light. This very faint glow traces the smooth distribution of light from wandering stars scattered across the cluster. Billions …

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