“Gargantua” –The Black Hole That Could Swallow Our Solar System

 

M87 Galaxy

 

This past April, with an event that was as epic as the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon, the world viewed its first image of what had once been purely theoretical, a black hole at the heart of galaxy M87 the size of our solar system, and bigger, with the mass of six and a half billion suns that was captured by a lens the size of planet Earth and 4,000 times more powerful than the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Hubble Unveils a Mystery –“New Physics Needed to Explain Forces That Shaped the Cosmos”

Early Galaxies

 

“The Hubble tension between the early and late universe may be the most exciting development in cosmology in decades,” said lead researcher and Nobel laureate Adam Riess of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) and Johns Hopkins University, about new Hubble Space Telescope data that suggest a faster expansion rate in the modern universe than expected, based on how the universe appeared more than 13 billion years ago strengthening the case that new theories may be needed to explain the forces that have shaped the cosmos.

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“Inside Story” –The Hubble Camera that Unveiled the Mysteries of the Cosmos 

Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2)

 

“They were sharp,” said the JPL’s John Trauger, of the images Hubble captured after astronauts fixed a fatal flaw in its primary mirror discovered soon after the space telescope’s launch in 1990 . “And it wasn’t just that we had pictures that looked amazing, it was that we were making new discoveries right away. There were things in the images that we’d never seen before.”

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“Milky Way Triage” –The Hubble and Kepler Space Telescopes In ER

 

“I don’t know how anyone can see the Hubble ‘Deep Field’ image and not feel like something else is going about its business out there,” writes Tracy K. Smith, U.S. poet laureate, whose father was an engineer on the Hubble Space Telescope.

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