Hubble Telescope Current Affairs - 2020

Indian Astronomers discover the farthest star galaxy

India’s first multi-wavelength satellite “Astrosat” detected extreme Ultra Violet light from a galaxy located 9.3 billion light years away from the earth. The galaxy is called AUDFs01. Significance India was able to achieve the discovery as the background noise in the UVIT detector of the satellite is very less. It is lesser than that of Read More…

LHS 1140b: Another planet in habitable zone discovered

Astronomers have discovered yet another planet, called LHS1140b, which is expected to be present in the Goldilocks Zone. It’s not so far away, either. It is found orbiting around the star LHS 1140 some 39 light-years away. Goldilocks Zone refers to a habitable zone where the temperature is neither too high nor too low. The Read More…

Hubble Space Telescope detects Great Balls of Fire

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has detected Great Balls of Fire (GBF), a mysterious super-hot blobs of gas seen near a dying star. The plasma gas balls were observed near a red giant called V Hydrae, about 1,200 light years away from Earth. Red giants are dying stars that are nearing the end of their Read More…

Hubble Telescope spots solitary dwarf galaxy UGC 4879

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered a mysterious solitary dwarf galaxy known as UGC 4879. The galaxy is smaller and messier than its cosmic cousins and lacks the majestic swirl of a spiral or the coherence of an elliptical. Key findings The galaxy UGC 4879 is very isolated and consists of a scattered drizzle of Read More…

Universe expanding faster than expected

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that the universe is expanding 5 percent to 9 percent faster than expected. Discovery in this regard was made by an international team of researchers of the Space Telescope Science Institute and The Johns Hopkins University. How it was discovered? Astronomers made this discovery by developing innovative Read More…