Hubble (@NASAHubble )


Bio The official Twitter account for the NASA Hubble Space Telescope, managed and operated by NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center.
Location Goddard Space Flight Center
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Account created 06-03-2008 20:15:02
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Sprinklr : About 50 million light-years from Earth, the galaxy NGC 4535 is a stunning sight to behold.

Despite the clear quality of this Hubble image, the galaxy looks hazy when viewed from a smaller telescope, which led to its nickname Lost Galaxy:


Sprinklr : It’s #ThrowbackThursday! Released 23 years ago this month, these views of Jupiter’s northern and southern auroras were taken in ultraviolet light by Hubble. The auroras are brilliant curtains of light in Jupiter’s upper atmosphere:

Sprinklr : Smears and streaks of light cover this #HubbleClassic image of galaxy cluster Abell 370.

The huge gravity of this cluster causes light to bend as it passes through, distorting our view of galaxies behind Abell 370, creating the warped shapes seen here:

Twitter Web App : Tune in soon! 🎶 Explore the NationalPhilharmonic’s musical journey through space, featuring Hubble images and spectacular views of the Moon! Find out how to watch ⬇️…

Twitter Web App : On Sunday, Jan. 17th at 2pm ET, NationalPhilharmonic will take a musical journey through space with Hubble images and a lunar tour from Goddard scientist Noah Petro. Streaming free at…

Sprinklr : At 67 million light-years away, NGC 613 is a stunning example of a barred spiral galaxy.

It’s easy to distinguish the galaxy as such because of its well-defined central bar and long arms, which spiral loosely around the nucleus:


Sprinklr : ⏪ Hit rewind ⏪

Using Hubble, astronomers managed to retrace shrapnel from a supernova blast. Now, they have a more accurate estimate of the location and time of this stellar detonation: #AAS237

Sprinklr : Whoa... much better.

A flaw in Hubbles mirror meant that the telescope first looked to the universe with blurry vision. But #OTD in 1994, NASA announced that new optics installed during the first servicing mission to Hubble had solved the problem:

Sprinklr : Stretching up to 20,000 light-years long, the red filaments near the center of this #HubbleClassic view of NGC 1275 are threads of gas.

These filaments are giant, but delicate, and are shaped by a strong magnetic field around the galaxy:

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Twitter Web App : Almost two decades ago, Hubble watched a tiny patch of sky and found 10,000 galaxies. The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope would see a patch 100 times larger ▪️ ⬛️.. You do the math.

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Sprinklr : Attention bookworms! 📚 Discover the story of Hubble in a newly released book all about the riveting history of the telescope and its first 30 years operating in space. “Not Yet Imagined” is available for FREE download now!

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Sprinklr : In the last century alone, the Fireworks Galaxy (or NGC 6946) has experienced 10 observed supernovae. For context, our Milky Way Galaxy averages just one to two supernova events per century!

NGC 6946 resides 25.2 million light-years away:


Twitter Web App : Explore more galactic collisions and interactions here:…

Twitter Web App : When galaxies collide, they go through dramatic changes in appearance and stellar content. Each of these merging systems was studied as part of a recent Hubble survey to investigate the rate of new star formation within such systems.

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Sprinklr : Turn it up! 🎶 Through sonification, we can “listen” to the data in this image of the Bullet Cluster, which combines Hubble observations with those from Chandra Observatory and ground-based telescopes.

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Sprinklr : Big things come in small packages.

The relatively small, but extremely bright, center of the galaxy NGC 1566 in this #HubbleClassic image emits strong bursts of radiation. It’s also home to a black hole that’s many millions of times the mass of our Sun:

Sprinklr : Happy #NationalTriviaDay! 🧠 Our Hubble Trivia series explores the telescopes history, discoveries, and science! Test your Hubble knowledge with our quizzes and short videos.

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Twitter Web App : The winner is….the Cosmic Reef!

We asked, and you voted! Learn more about our Twitter audience’s favorite 2020 Hubble image here:…

Theres plenty more Hubble content coming your way in 2021, so stick around and have a happy new year! 🎇