Monday, October 11, 2010

Hauntingly Beautiful Hubble Images

Once we believed outer space was a black and empty void, littered with isolated galaxies. Now we find that notion couldn't be further from the truth!

Through the images captured by the Hubble Telescope, we discovered that our universe is both dynamically active and very much alive!

Also included on this page is a great write up about the James Webb Telescope, which not only will replace Hubble, but capture images that will eclipse those captured by the Three Great Observatories combined!

NASA and NSF-Funded Research Finds First Potentially Habitable Exoplanet

A team of planet hunters from the University of California (UC) Santa Cruz, and the Carnegie Institution of Washington has announced the discovery of a planet with three times the mass of Earth orbiting a nearby star at a distance that places it squarely in the middle of the star's "habitable zone."

This discovery was the result of more than a decade of observations using the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, one of the world's largest optical telescope.............

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