Hubblecast features news and Images from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Hubblecast 109: Diving into the Lagoon Nebula

19 Apr 2018 at 9:00am
On 24 April 1990, Hubble was launched into space. To celebrate its 28th year in orbit, some of Hubble’s precious observation time was used to observe the colourful Lagoon Nebula. One of only two star-forming nebulae visible to the unaided eye, this spectacular stellar nursery is not quite the tra... Read more...

Hubblecast 108 Light: Hubble finds most distant star

2 Apr 2018 at 10:00am
Astronomers have used Hubble to make an incredible discovery — they have observed the most distant star ever seen. The bright blue star existed only 4.4 billion years after the Big Bang. This incredible distant star allows astronomers to learn more about the formation and evolution of stars in th... Read more...

Hubblecast 107: Decoding the colours of NGC 3344

14 Feb 2018 at 9:00am
Our eyes detect only visible light, but on board Hubble are a variety of instruments that together detect many different wavelengths of light. This means that Hubble is able to observe galaxies over a wide range of wavelengths to reveal features that would otherwise remain invisible to our eyes. Read more...

Hubblecast 106 Light: Flying through the Orion Nebula

15 Jan 2018 at 9:30am
This visualisation takes the viewer on a breathtaking flight through the Orion Nebula, a nearby star-forming region. The video has been produced using scientific imagery and data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Read more...

Hubblecast 105 Light: Best of Hubble 2017

21 Dec 2017 at 9:00am

Hubblecast 104: Illustrating Hubble’s discoveries

19 Dec 2017 at 9:00am
Hubble is best known for its stunning images and amazing discoveries. But sometimes the discoveries do not come hand-in-hand with a breathtaking view of the Universe. Raise the curtains for the artists creating impressions of the cosmos! In this Hubblecast we learn how artist’s impressions are m... Read more...

Hubblecast 103: Hubble observes source of gravitational waves for the first time

16 Oct 2017 at 9:00am
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed a visible counterpart to gravitational waves for the first time: a kilonova from merging neutron stars. Read more...

Hubblecast 102: Taking the fingerprints of exoplanets

11 Oct 2017 at 9:00am
The atmosphere of an exoplanet can reveal a wealth of information, such as the planet’s temperature, its air pressure, and whether it is suitable for life. However, studying exoplanet atmospheres is one of the most challenging tasks in modern astronomy — and a challenge for Hubble too. This new e... Read more...

Hubblecast 101: Our Place in Space

28 Jun 2017 at 8:00am

Hubblecast 99: Hubble’s biggest discoveries — part 2

22 Mar 2017 at 10:00am
To many, Hubble is best known for its stunning images of celestial objects, but among astronomers it is admired for the valuable data it delivers. Hubble has helped revolutionise astronomy, including shedding light on dark matter and dark energy, lifting the veil on black holes, and peering into ... Read more...

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