Posts Tagged "Hubble"

Planet devoured by its star

A planet devoured by its star, is the phenomenon that has been identified thanks to a new instrument of the Hubble Space Telescope, the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS). The phenomenon, in which there is transfer of material between the celestial body and the star was already known, but had previously been observed only between pairs [...]

Hubble photographed the collision between two asteroids

The Hubble Space Telescope was able to photograph, for the first time, the collision between two asteroids. The photo, taken last week, showed the object called P/2010 A2, and a long tail of debris. Initially mistaken for a comet is then seen that did not emit gases such as comets passing close to the sun [...]

Shuttle, Hubble mission

Leaving this evening, from the NASA Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 20:01 Italian time, the 14:01 local time, the shuttle "Atlantis". Among the objectives of the mission, STS 125, important work on the Hubble Space Telescope. The seven American astronauts Scott Altman led by the 11-day duration of the mission will have to replace six gyroscopes, [...]