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Earth-Like Dwarf Planet Found by Hubble, German Researchers Upbeat

Artist's concept of Comet-Like Object Falling Toward White Dwarf (NASA)

NASA’s Hubble space telescope found a white dwarf star whose atmosphere has all the ingredients suitable for life and is rich in materials or building blocks for life such as carbon, nitrogen, as well as oxygen and hydrogen, besides the components of water. The white dwarf is roughly 170 light-years from Earth in the constellation Boötes, the Herdsman. It was ...

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Hubble Locates a New Gem in Space

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST), which is running its 25th year in the space currently, spotted a little gem – a planetary nebula, there. The planetary nebula known as “NGC 6818” or “Little Gem Nebula” is an intergalactic cloud of dust, helium, hydrogen and many other ionized gases. It is situated in the constellation of Sagittarius also called “The Archer”, ...

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Hubble captures rare triple-moon conjunction of Jupiter

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured the rare occurrence of three of Jupiter’s largest moons – Europa, Callisto and Io – racing across the banded face of the gas-giant planet. These so-called Galilean moons, named after the 17th century scientist Galileo Galilei who discovered them with a telescope, complete orbits around Jupiter with durations ranging from two days to 17 ...

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