Hubble Space Telescope’s Zoom Through the Lagoon Nebula

The Hubble Space Telescope has turned 28 years old—and everyone has received a birthday gift. To honor the groundbreaking, traveling documentarian, NASA has released a zoom and flythrough video of the Lagoon Nebula. About 4,000 light-years away, the Nebula centers around the million-year-old Hershel 36 star—which happens to be “200,000 times brighter and eight times hotter than Earth’s sun.” It’s an exquisite area with a …

Hubble’s New Galactic Finds

10,000 times more luminous than our Milky Way, a series of the universe’s “brightest infrared galaxies” have been captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Using a natural phenomenon called gravitation lensing, the galactic imagery has been magnified to “reveal a tangled web of misshapen objects punctuated by exotic patterns, such as rings and arcs,” according to NASA. What’s even more curious about the shapes: speculating …

The Universe is Even Bigger Than We Thought

Last week, The Astrophysical Journal published a piece by Christopher J Conselice, an astrophysicist at the University of Nottingham, England and his findings are mind-boggling. As if the concept of the universe’s size wasn’t already hard to comprehend, Conselice’s research shows that there are actually 10 times more galaxies than previously believed. “The team analyzed sky surveys by the Hubble Space Telescope and other instruments …