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Wednesday: May 12, 2010

Rogue star mystery finally deciphered thanks to Hubble Space Telescope.Rogue star mystery finally deciphered thanks to Hubble Space Telescope.

The massive, hot star seemed out of place when astronomers first spotted it in 2006, and now thanks to Hubble, we know why. The misfit, 30 Dor #016, appears to have been ejected from a cluster of even heftier stars, pinging off of them and off into space at tremendous speed.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 11:25 AM | Tags (10) | hubble | misfit | star | mystery | wired | science | space | ejected | astronomy | telescope |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 26, 2010

NASA releases brand new Hubble images in honor of the telescope's 20th birthday.NASA releases brand new Hubble images in honor of the telescope's 20th birthday.

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured over 570,000 images of roughly 30,000 objects in our known Universe? What, you didn't know that? Then go ahead and start your day off right with some additional cosmic photography.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:40 AM | Tags (8) | celebration | hubble | nasa | photos | space | telescope | twenty | years |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 8, 2010

Hubble discovers mysertious giant planet orbiting a tiny nearby star.Hubble discovers mysertious giant planet orbiting a tiny nearby star.

The team reports the '2M044144' brown dwarf  possesses a companion about 5-10 times heavier than Jupiter. The companion orbits some 2.25 billion miles from the small star, and must be less than 1 million years old, roughly the age of the brown dwarf.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:13 AM | Tags (6) | dwarf | hubble | jupiter | space | star | usatoday |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 12, 2010

Hubble manages to capture an overly blue view of Saturn.Hubble manages to capture an overly blue view of Saturn.

Aurorae result from charged solar wind particles trapped in a planet's magnetic field striking atoms in the upper atmosphere. Just like Northern Lights on Earth, Saturn sees similar polar light shows as a result.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:01 AM | Tags (11) | hubble | space | saturn | blue | usatoday | aurorae | particles | wind | fields | magnetic | atmosphere |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 3, 2010

Rare asteroid collision caught via Hubble space telescope.Rare asteroid collision caught via Hubble space telescope.

Have a glimpse of what it looks like when two asteroids crash into each other in wide open deep space. Well, not so deep really - this event occured in an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:55 AM | Tags (8) | asteroid | collision | hubble | meteor | space | telescope | mars | jupiter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 47 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Hubble manages to capture images of some of the oldest galaxies ever seen.Hubble manages to capture images of some of the oldest galaxies ever seen.

NASA said that not only are those the oldest galaxies ever seen, but the data that can be extracted from the image will provide 'insights into how galaxies grew in their formative years early in the universe's history.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:43 AM | Tags (6) | space | photos | hubble | cnet | stars | deep |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Hubble space telescope back in full force thanks to recent repairs.Hubble space telescope back in full force thanks to recent repairs.

The pictures clearly show the fabled telescope is back in action, ready to resume its role as one of the most productive observatories on or off the planet, thanks to a dramatic five-spacewalk shuttle repair mission last May.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 10:19 AM | Tags (6) | space | hubble | telescope | photos | planets | repairs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 19, 2009

Hubble locks up but springs back to life with a remote reboot.Hubble locks up but springs back to life with a remote reboot.

Phew, that was a close one.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 12:13 PM | Tags (5) | glitch | hubble | locked | reboot | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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