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Mission Hubble started on 24. 4. 1990 and is still running.
Startmission icon 24. 4. 1990
Current news from category Hubble

Persistent signs of water detected in tenuous atmosphere of Europa

Scientists long suspect there is a global ocean under the surface of Europa. It is hidden under a thick ice crust with faults through which water escapes to a very thin atmosphere. New analysis of old Hubble data now show even more water vapor, this time sublimating from surface.

Winds in the Great Red Spot are getting faster

According to data from the Hubble space telescope winds in the biggest storm in the Solar system are getting faster. In last 11 years, which is how long year lasts on Jupiter, the winds at the edge of Great Red Spot got 8 % faster. It's not clear as to what is the cause if this increase. The clues are probably hidden under the jovian cloud cover.

Exoplanet WASP-127 b may contain water molecules hidden under a cloud cover

New analysis of light coming from a star WASP-127 shows a clear signal of water from an exoplanet orbiting it. However the signal is showing only in infrared spectrum, and not in visible. This might be caused by a thick clouds blocking the water signal in visible spectrum.

Milky Way galaxy has large variability in its interstellar medium metalicity

New research shows evidence, that the matter between stars in our galaxy has significant variability in its composition. The ratio of heavier elements is not as homogenous as predicted by computer simulations.

Ongoing thermonuclear fusion on the surface of white dwarfs slows their cooling and changes how we calculate their age

By comparing more than 700 white dwarfs in two different globular clusters, astronomers realized there is ongoing thermonuclear fusion on their surfaces. The unexpected process leads to slower cooling of these white dwarfs which in turn could mean, that we might be wrong about their ages. And the ages of globular clusters they are part of.

Speeding star LP 40-365 comes from a supernova and has 9-hour rotation

A sublimated water atmosphere on Ganymede detected from Hubble Space Telescope observations

Discovery of an Extremely Short Duration Flare from Proxima Centauri Using Millimeter through Far-ultraviolet Observations

Detection of an Atmosphere on a Rocky Exoplanet

Hubble Identifies Strange Exoplanet That Behaves Like the Long-Sought Planet Nine

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