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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


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


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

Have a look at our beloved Milky Way courtesy of the Chandra Space Telescope.Have a look at our beloved Milky Way courtesy of the Chandra Space Telescope.

The three turquoise spots represent sources of X-ray radiation. The center spot is the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A*, and the two flanking spots are stars feeding material into the black hole.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 3:45 PM | Tags (5) | chandra | nasa | popsci | space | telescope |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 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


Monday: August 10, 2009

Have a gander at the newly unveiled world's largest telescope.Have a gander at the newly unveiled world's largest telescope.

Behold! The largest telescope of it's kind with thirty-four foot segmeneted mirror action.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 1:58 PM | Tags (5) | gtc | largest | mirror | natgeo | telescope |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 21, 2009

Black spot on Jupiter discovered by backyard astronomer.Black spot on Jupiter discovered by backyard astronomer.

...Nasa confirmed Mr Wesley’s discovery and released their own images. The pictures, taken by the American space agency's infrared telescope in Hawaii, show a scar in the atmosphere near Jupiter's south pole.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:26 AM | Tags (6) | spot | black | jupiter | astronomer | telescope | backyard |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 20, 2009

A photo gallery of spectacular radio telescopes from all over the world.A photo gallery of spectacular radio telescopes from all over the world.

Makes me want to go watch 'Contact' for some strange reason. Wondery why.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:34 AM | Tags (5) | telescopes | contact | gallery | technology | radio |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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