Posts Tagged ‘Hubble’

Two Merging Blackholes Pictured

October 9, 2009

This is time for the next cool picture, guys! Below is a composite picture of two merging black holes captured by Hubble and Chandra. All red and yellow colors are from Chandra picture and bluish colors are from Hubble. Isn’t it amazing how people just 50 years ago were not sure if black holes exist and now we are looking at the picture how two of them collide?

Composite images of two colliding black holes. Click for a bigger version. Image credit: Chandra, Hubble

Composite images of two colliding black holes. Click for a bigger version. Image credit: Chandra, Hubble

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New Hubble Pictures

September 9, 2009

Hubble was serviced in May of this year. Astronauts replaced old camera with a better new one. Also they repaired some old equipment. Since then Hubble crew was testing and calibrating new devices and finally we have new stunning pictures! Gravitational lenses (light bends affected by massive galaxies), colliding galaxies and exploding stars — all those goodies just one click away :-) As usual Hubble is unbeatable in delivering astronomy pictures, enjoy:

I am speechless — that’s what today’s cutting edge technology can bring us.

Hubble Repaired and Improved (Video)

July 26, 2009

Recently Hubble Space Telescope was repaired and upgraded with a new equipment. I stubled across this cool video from Hubble Cast. I am so glad that they take time to create such beautiful educational videos for mortal people like me to learn about what’s going on up there. It’s pretty short, just 6 minutes, but in high quality and has a lot of space footage and Hubble pictures.

Hubble got some repairs and a new improved camera. Camera is not fully calibrated yet, testing and preparations are under way currently and it is expected to be fully operational in September. RecentĀ Jupiter impact photo was taken with this camera even when it was not fully ready yet. Hubble is truly one of the most successful space projects and one of my favourites, because of all the colorful pictures we got thanks to it.