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We heard it’s #ObserveTheMoon night?
Not only has Hubble observed our Moon, but it’s viewed lots of other moons across our solar system, too!
Find out how you can get involved with International Observe the Moon night: https://t.co/dogbsfF1z9 https://t.co/0piwb3YN37
Congrats to the #LucyMission on a successful launch!
Did you know Hubble helped find one of Lucy’s future destinations? The small satellite Queta, which orbits the asteroid Eurybates, was discovered using images from Hubble.
Find out more: https://t.co/hP7eS1BJxZ https://t.co/kBxBtXXxR0
Things are getting a little intense in this #HubbleFriday image…
This majestic spiral galaxy is called NGC 4666, and it’s going through an episode of rapid star formation – earning it a classification as a “starburst galaxy” by astronomers: https://t.co/DrYwZkbQhD https://t.co/qcOAoKlmrJ
Hubble detected water vapor in the atmosphere of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa!
Previously, Hubble saw 60-mile-high plumes of water vapor on Europa. This new result shows water vapor over a larger area, suggesting a long-term water vapor atmosphere.
More: https://t.co/dpnrgAVHIA https://t.co/RMkMOutHQQ
Let’s get the stats for this #HubbleClassic image of NGC 7674:
400 million light-years away
Located in the constellation Pegasus
For more details: https://t.co/gotIIBNGSq https://t.co/K9Z7v0pZnn
(Image courtesy of Denise Applewhite)
#AstronomyDay is here
What better time to learn about the life of astronomer Lyman Spitzer?
He imagined the stunning observations a telescope in space could make, laying the foundation for the Hubble mission: https://t.co/WRjtTv7XqU https://t.co/FBwam2mbmo
Hubble caught a glimpse of two interacting galaxies, called Arp 91, locked in a dangerous dance more than 100 million light-years from Earth!
In this #HubbleFriday image, we see how immense gravitational attraction is causing these galaxies to interact: https://t.co/lqmhYfsnzY https://t.co/9ZmMTA4YCF
Gravity warps the fabric of space, creating optical illusions like the ones in this Hubble image!
When astronomers discovered two objects that appeared to be mirror images of each other, it took years to unravel the mystery. Find out more: https://t.co/T05SDxTffz https://t.co/Hfwf9GjdWJ
Dive into this #HubbleClassic view from 183 million light-years away 🤯
This spiral galaxy, NGC 6782, has tightly wound spiral arms and a spectacular, nearly circular bright ring surrounding its nucleus.
The ring contains many recently formed hot stars: https://t.co/ZkJriNbOLA https://t.co/McIgJMiER4
Along with telescopes on the ground, Hubble was used to determine that the expansion of our universe is accelerating due to a repulsive force called dark energy.
#OTD 10 years ago, the scientists behind this discovery received a Nobel prize!
Learn more about dark energy https://t.co/JAAkPGMDHb
With sonifications, scientists interpret data from images by representing them in sound, creating some beautiful cosmic music!
Celebrate #InternationalMusicDay by exploring sonifications like this one of the Milky Way's center: https://t.co/8lW3APpkBV https://t.co/Oqz4AuRER8
This galaxy is more than meets the eye… 👁️
Seen in infrared and visible light, the galaxy NGC 5728 has an elegant appearance in this #HubbleFriday view.
But it’s really a Seyfert galaxy, an energetic class of galaxies known as active galactic nuclei: https://t.co/BhQOSUVY8H https://t.co/NpvYnzYHox
Listen up! It’s #InternationalPodcastDay!
Learn the Hubble story as you’ve never heard it before. Our podcast library is free and ready for your ears!
Get started here: https://t.co/etaVsXOzZJ https://t.co/AnB9gH58E9
NGC 4622 spins to the beat of its own cosmic drum
Astronomers were surprised to discover this galaxy rotates clockwise, because of the direction of its outer spiral arms.
Read more about this #HubbleClassic image: https://t.co/GOn5d0xEQb https://t.co/SAwsoYhHrC
RT @NASAhistory: @NASAHubble captured this photo of Giant Twisters in the Lagoon Nebula in 1995. The Twisters are analogous to Earth tornadoes because the large differences in temperature between the hot surface and cold interior of the clouds create a horizontal shear that twists the clouds. https://t.co/babjhqURhD
Here’s the latest weather report from Jupiter!
🌬️ Hubble images taken between 2009 and 2020 show that the wind in the outer regions of Jupiter’s “Great Red Spot” storm is increasing. The average wind speed is up by 8% and exceeding 400 mph!
For more: https://t.co/bS9ZMl79jM https://t.co/yVAIbMP1nq
Our own Milky Way Galaxy is home to plenty of spectacular cosmic views!
Take this week’s #HubbleFriday as an example. Called ESO 520-21, this densely packed collection of stars is located near the center of our galaxy.
Discover more: https://t.co/uBMCxFdi2H https://t.co/fzwxThiXam
A Hubble image of one of the largest Einstein rings ever seen prompted new research.
This "ring" is created by gravitational lensing – when light from a distant galaxy is warped by the gravity of an object between the light source and the observer: https://t.co/tj8Q1SIBTa https://t.co/RU9c6FxIHc
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