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These Are The Top 10 Hubble Images Of 2018

31 Dec 2018, 15:01 UTC
These Are The Top 10 Hubble Images Of 2018
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Hubble’s advanced camera for surveys identified a number of ultra-distant galaxy clusters, allowing us to probe whether dark energy is a cosmological constant or not. These ultra-distant clusters display star-formation rates far greater than the clusters we observe today. Despite how wondrous this image is, it didn’t make the cut for the top 10 Hubble images of 2018. (NASA, ESA, J. BLAKESLEE, M. POSTMAN AND G. MILEY / STSCI)Despite being 28 years old and having a gyroscope failure, Hubble still delivered these 10 amazing snapshots in 2018.Year after year since its 1990 launch, Hubble keeps revolutionizing our view of the Universe.Astronaut Story Musgrave on an EVA to the Hubble Space Telescope. The telescope suffered a setback earlier this year with the latest gyroscope failure, but scientists were able to get it back on track, where it’s now observing the Universe to incredibly high precision once again. (NASA / STS-61)No other observatory continues to teach us so much.The full UV-visible-IR composite of the XDF; the greatest image ever released of the distant Universe. In a region just 1/32,000,000th of the sky, we’ve found 5,500 identifiable galaxies, all owing to the Hubble Space Telescope. Hundreds of the most distant ones seen here ...

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