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Hubble spots double quasars in merging galaxies

Hubble spots double quasars in merging galaxies

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is "seeing double." Peering back 10 billion years into the universe's past, Hubble astronomers found a pair of quasars that are so close to each other they look like a single object in ground-based telescopic photos, but not in Hubble's crisp view.The researchers believe the quasars are very close to each other because they reside in the cores of two merging galaxies. The team went on to win the "daily double" by finding yet another quasar pair in another colliding galaxy duo.A quasar is a brilliant beacon of intense light from the center of a distant galaxy...

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Hubble reveals dynamic atmospheres of Uranus, Neptune

Hubble reveals dynamic atmospheres of Uranus, Neptune

During its routine yearly monitoring of the weather on our solar system's outer planets, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered a new mysterious dark storm on Neptune and provided a fresh look at a long-lived storm circling around the north polar region on Uranus.Like Earth, Uranus and Neptune have seasons, which likely drive some of the features in their atmospheres. But their seasons are much longer than on Earth, spanning decades rather than months.The new Hubble view of Neptune shows the dark storm, seen at top center. Appearing during the planet's southern summer, the feature is...

February 11, 2019
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