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Jupiter's swirling colourful clouds This image of Jupiter was taken in 2017 when the planet was at a distance of 670 million kilometres from Earth. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope revealed the intricate, detailed beauty of Jupiter's clouds as arr

Many of the best-loved galaxies in the cosmos are remarkably large, close, massive, bright, or beautiful, often with an unusual or intriguing structure or history. However, it takes all kinds to make a Universe — as demonstrated by this Hubble Pictur

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The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 observed Saturn on 20 June 2019 as the planet made its closest approach to Earth this year, at approximately 1.36 billion kilometres away. Saturn’s appearance changes with its seasons, caused

With data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, water vapour has been detected in the atmosphere of a super-Earth within the habitable zone by @ucl researchers in a world first. ⁠ ⁠ K2-18b, which is eight times the mass of Earth, is now the only

Galaxy playing twister The Hubble telescope captured an image of an unusual edge-on galaxy, revealing remarkable details of its warped dusty disk and showing how colliding galaxies spawn the formation of new generations of stars. The dust and spiral

ESA/Hubble Picture of the Week: Dark Matter in the Belly of the Whale⁠ ⁠ This Hubble image focuses on an object named UGC 695, which is located 30 million light-years away within the constellation Cetus (The Sea Monster), also known as The Whale.⁠ ⁠

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The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured the iridescent tapestry of star birth in a neighbouring galaxy in this panoramic view of glowing gas, dark dust clouds, and young, hot stars. The star-forming region, catalogued as N11B lies in the Large M

This Picture of the Week shows a dwarf galaxy named UGC 685. Such galaxies are small and contain just a tiny fraction of the number of stars in a galaxy like the Milky Way. Dwarf galaxies often show a hazy structure, an ill-defined shape, and an appe

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