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Featured here in a new image from Hubble, NGC 613 is a lovely example of a barred spiral galaxy.
Hubble Snaps Stunning Barred Spiral Galaxy
NASA and Poland have agreed to cooperate on a NASA heliophysics mission, the Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP).
NASA, Poland to Cooperate on Interplanetary Space Mission
Astronomers are winding back the clock on the expanding remains of a nearby, exploded star.
Rewinding the Clock to Calculate Age and Site of Supernova Blast
How dark does space get? NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is helping answer that question.
New Horizons Spacecraft Answers Question: How Dark Is Space?
Astronomers have discovered a cosmic equivalent of Old Faithful – they've found a distant galaxy that erupts roughly every 114 days.
NASA Missions Help Investigate an ‘Old Faithful' Active Galaxy
The telescope will be able to photograph an area of the sky at least 100 times larger than Hubble with the same crisp sharpness.
Roman Telescope Could Image 100 Hubble Ultra Deep Fields at Once
Most likely a gas giant planet like Jupiter or Saturn, KOI-5Ab is unusual in that it orbits a star in a system with two other companion stars.
Planetary Sleuthing Finds Triple-Star World
In 2020, astronomers discovered a magnetar. New observations from Chandra help support the idea that it is also a pulsar.
Chandra Studies Extraordinary Magnetar
In the last century alone, NGC 6946 has experienced 10 observed supernovae, earning its nickname as the Fireworks Galaxy.
Hubble Views a Dazzling ‘Fireworks Galaxy'
NASA has chosen four small-scale astrophysics missions for further concept development in a new program called Pioneers.
NASA Selects 4 Concepts for Small Missions to Study Universe's Secrets
The observatory will map the sky to study the rapid expansion of the universe after the big bang.
A New NASA Space Telescope, SPHEREx, Is Moving Ahead
Pareidolia is the phenomenon where we see recognizable shapes in clouds, rock formations, or otherwise unrelated objects or data.
Pareidolia: Seeing Shapes in the Cosmos
This fictional doughnut-shaped space colony is one of many artistic renderings born out of an art program at NASA's Ames Research Center.
Retrofuturistic NASA Space Art
Gaseous swirls of hydrogen, sulfur, and hydrocarbons cradle a collection of infant stars in this composite image of the Orion Nebula.
Chaos at the Heart of the Orion Nebula
Newborn stars, hidden behind thick dust, are revealed in this image of a section of the so-called Christmas Tree Cluster.
Stellar Snowflake Cluster
The narrow galaxy elegantly curving around its spherical companion in this Hubble image is a fantastic example of an Einstein ring.
Hubble Sees a ‘Molten Ring'
Despite searching with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble, astronomers have no evidence of a distant black hole.
On the Hunt for a Missing Giant Black Hole
Hubble captured this image of Messier 107 – one of more than 150 globular star clusters found around the disc of the Milky Way galaxy.
Starry, Starry Night
Scientists will use the James Webb Space Telescope to survey more than 50 planet-forming disks to learn how solar systems develop.
Using NASA's Webb Telescope to Study How Solar Systems Form
Hubble turned 30 this year, but you're getting the gift: Dozens of newly processed images.
For 30th Anniversary, Hubble Releases Images of 30 Celestial Gems
A planet in an unlikely orbit around a double star 336 light-years away may offer a clue to a mystery closer to home: the hypothesized "Planet Nine."
Hubble Pins Down Weird Exoplanet with Far-Flung Orbit
This Hubble image shows a post-starburst galaxy, which is a product of galaxies that have merged within the past billion years.
Hubble Gazes Upon Cosmic Wonderland
Astronomers have caught a rare look at a rapidly fading shroud of gas around an aging star.
Hubble Captures Unprecedented Fading of Stingray Nebula
This Hubble image shows a close-up view of galaxy NGC 2770. This galaxy is intriguing, as over time it has hosted four different observed supernovae.
Hubble Snaps Galaxy With Intriguing Supernova Past
New Hubble data help explain the reason behind the missing dark matter in galaxy NGC 1052-DF4, which is about 45 million light-years away.
New Hubble Data Explains Missing Dark Matter