HubbleSite NewsCenter -- Latest News Releases 27 Oct 2018, 15:30 UTC Hubble is now back in its normal science operations mode with three fully functional gyros. Originally required to last 15 years, Hubble has now been at the forefront of scientific discovery for more than 28 years. The team expects the telescope will continue to yield amazing discoveries well into the next decade.
United Kingdom Space Agency 26 Oct 2018, 17:30 UTC A UK-built Mars rover was taken for a test drive in Spain’s Tabernas Desert this week, under remote control from the Harwell Space Cluster in Oxfordshire – 1,000 miles away.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 26 Oct 2018, 13:16 UTC This Hubble Space Telescope image shows the unbarred spiral galaxy NGC 5033, located about 40 million light-years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici (the Hunting Dogs). The galaxy is similar in size to our own galaxy, the Milky Way, at just over 100,000 light-years across. Like in the Milky Way, NGC 5033’s spiral arms are dotted with blue regions, indicating ongoing star formation. The blue patches house hot, young stars in the process of forming, while the older, cooler stars populating the galaxy’s center cause it to appear redder in color.
University of Michigan Astronomy Department 25 Oct 2018, 16:50 UTC If you’re standing in the Southern Hemisphere on a clear night, you can see two luminous clouds offset from the Milky Way.These clouds of stars are satellite galaxies of the Milky Way, called the Small Magellanic Cloud and the Large Magellanic Cloud, or SMC and LMC.
ESA Science & Technology 25 Oct 2018, 15:36 UTC Since 13 September 2018, the Visual Monitoring Camera (VMC) on board ESA's Mars Express has been observing the evolution of a curious cloud formation that appears regularly in the vicinity of the 20 km-high Arsia Mons volcano, close to the planet's equator.
NASA: Kepler News and Features 25 Oct 2018, 14:58 UTC The planets so far discovered across the Milky Way are a motley, teeming multitude: hot Jupiters, gas giants, small, rocky worlds and mysterious planets larger than Earth and smaller than Neptune. As we prepare to add many thousands more to the thousands found already, the search goes on for evidence of life – and for a world something like our own.