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Hubble Space Telescope Discoveries

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Free Interactive e-Books from NASA Reveal History, Discoveries of the Hubble & Webb Telescopes

The Hubble Space Telescope photographed a never-before-seen asteroid with at least six comet-like tails on Sept. 10, and then again two weeks later. The spinning space rock, designated P/2013 P5, looked like "a rotating lawn sprinkler," says lead investigator David Jewitt of the University of California-Los Angeles.

Mind blown: The entire universe could be a hologram

is an asteroid with six comet-like tails (Image: NASA, ESA, and D.

Hubble identifies a black hole on the edge of a now disintegrated dwarf galaxy. Named HLX-1, it is 20 times more massive than the Sun and is located 290 million light-years away at the edge of spiral galaxy ESO 243-49. Credit: NASA/ESA and S. Farrell.

Odd Black Hole Is Last Survivor of Its Galaxy

The Hubble space telescope has spotted a supermassive black hole floating on the outskirts of a large galaxy

"Optical Telescope Element Simulator (OSIM) Lowered into Space Environment Simulator Vacuum Chamber to Be Tested to Withstand the Cold Temperatures of Space," NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

Testing the Webb Telescope

Greenbelt, MD (SPX) Apr 2012 - Several critical items related to NASA's next-generation James Webb Space Telescope are being tested in the giant thermal vacuum test chamber at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

HubbleSite - Webb Telescope - Infrared: Beyond the Visible

HubbleSite - Webb Telescope - Infrared: Beyond the Visible

NASA Hubble Finds New Neptune Moon -- NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a new moon orbiting the distant blue-green planet Neptune, the 14th known to be circling the giant planet.

Hubble Finds New Neptune Moon

The location of a newly discovered moon, designated N orbiting Neptune, is seen in this composite Hubble Space Telescope handout image taken in August REUTERS/NASA/ESA/M. Showalter/SETI Institute/Handout via Reuters

“First Light” Camera Ready for Space

"First Light" Camera Ready for Space

“First Light” Camera Ready for Space