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 …

Hubble’s Beautiful Close-Up Image of the Crab Nebula

In yet another image and discovery that are difficult to comprehend fully, NASA has delved into the core of Taurus’ Crab Nebula—via the Hubble Telescope—and released an up-close image that shows the left-overs of a supernova. The glistening, colorful picture shows a neutron star in the middle of the nebula that’s “about the same mass as the sun but compressed into an incredibly dense sphere …

Scientists Find a Double Black Hole

After carefully studying data from the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists are convinced that the closest quasar to Earth (about 600 million light-years away) contains a double black hole at its core. The larger of the pair is roughly 150 million times the size of our sun, while the smaller black hole is four million times larger. Eventually, the two black holes will swirl into each …