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The Hubble Space Telescope is one of the best known space telescopes and is responsible for many stunning space images. It was launched into deployment in Earth orbit in 1990. Here are the latest Hubble-related posts from Science, Space & Robots.

Paired Brown Dwarfs End Up Alone
A new study by astronomers using Hubble data has found that Brown dwarfs that start out paired often end up alone. (March 22, 2024)

Hubble Observes Stormy Weather on Jupiter
Hubble captures images of Jupiter's stormy weather and provides an animation showing Jupiter's rotation. See The Great Red Spot and Red Spot Jr. (March 15, 2024)

Hubble Image Reveals Near Perfect Symmetry of Galaxy NGC 2985
This stunning Hubble image reveals the near-perfect symmetry in spiral galaxy NGC 2985. The galaxy is located over 70 million light years from Earth. (August 2, 2019)

Hubble Images a Secluded Starburst Galaxy
Hubble has imaged a secluded starburst galaxy called MCG+07-33-027. The starburst name means the galaxy is undergoing explosive star formation. (July 19, 2016)

Galaxy Kiso 5639 Resembles a Skyrocket in Hubble Image
Hubble has captured imagery of Kiso 5639 which is known as the Skyrocket galaxy. (June 30, 2016)

Hubble Images Confirm Dark Vortex in Neptune's Atmosphere
Hubble images have confirmed there is a new dark spot on planet Neptune. The dark vortex is located in the planet's atmosphere. (June 23, 2016)

Hubble Takes New Mars Portrait
NASA's Hubbe Space Telescope has taken a new Mars portrait showing bright polar caps. (May 20, 2016)

Hubble Telescope Images the Bubble Nebula
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured an enormous bubble being inflated by a super-hot, massive star. (May 15, 2016)

Hubble Telescope Measures Most Distant Galaxy Seen Yet
Hubble Telescope has measured the most distant galaxy yet. It is seen as it was 13.4 billion years in the past. (March 6, 2016)

Hubble Revisits the Beautiful Veil Nebula
The Hubble Telescope has revisited the Veil Nebula. The Hubble first photographed the supernova remnant in 1997. (September 29, 2015)

Hubble Observes Unique Star Nicknamed Nasty 1
Astronomers using Hubble are observing a star that has been nicknamed Nasty 1. It is a hefty and rapidly aging star. (May 23, 2015)

Hubble Captures Jupiter Triple-Moon Conjunction
The Hubble Space Telescope captured a triple-moon conjunction on Jupiter. The three moons are Europa, Callisto, and Io. (February 6, 2015)

Hubble Takes Sharpest and Biggest Image of Andromeda Galaxy
The Hubble Space Telescope has taken the sharpest and biggest image ever taken of the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) (January 6, 2015)

Hubble Space Telescope Revisits Pillars of Creation Photo
The Hubble Space Telescope revisits the Pillars of Creation for a new high def photograph. (January 5, 2015)

Hubble Team Releases Most Colorful View of The Universe
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have released the most colorful view of the universe to date. (June 4, 2014)

Hubble Spots Mars-Bound Comet Sprouting Multiple Jets
Hubble has spotted a Mars-bound comet sprouting multiple jets. The comet will pass within 84,000 miles of Mars on October 19th. (March 27, 2014)

Hubble Witnesses Disintegration of Asteroid
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured the break-up of an asteroid into many smaller pieces. This has never been observed before in the asteroid belt. (March 6, 2014)

New Hubble Image Shows Tarantula Nebula in Infrared Light
A new Hubble image shows the Tarantula Nebula in infrared light. (January 9, 2014)

Hubble Spots Two Cloudy Exoplanets
Hubble has found that the atmospheres of two exoplanets - GJ 436b and GJ 1214b - may be blanketed with clouds. (January 1, 2014)

Hubble Image of Center of NGC 524, a Lenticular Galaxy
Hubble image of the center of NGC 524, a lenticular galaxy located 90 million light-years from Earth. (July 28, 2013)

Hubble Images Arp 142, an Interacting Galaxy Duo
Astronomers using Hubble has imaged Arp 142, an interactive galaxy duo. (June 23, 2013)

Hubble Reveals Ring Nebula Looks More Like a Distorted Jelly Doughnut Than a Ring
New data from Hubble has enabled astronomers to construct the most detailed 3D image yet of the Ring Nebula, which has a jelly doughnut shape. (May 23, 2013)

Hubble Provides View of Comet ISON
The NASA Hubble Space Telescope has provided the clearest view yet of Comet ISON. (April 23, 2013)

New Infrared View of Horsehead Nebula Released
A new infrared view of the Horsehead Nebula has been released to celebrate Hubble's 23rd year in orbit. (April 19, 2013)

Protostellar Object LRLL 54361 Emits Strobe-like Flashes
Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes have discovered that protostellar object LRLL 54361 unleashes a burst of light every 25 to 34 days. (February 8, 2013)