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Wow! Venus and Hubble Telescope Cross Sun Together in Spectacular Picture

Photographing Tuesday's historic Venus transit of the sun is special enough on its own, but one space photographer managed to get NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in the frame as well.Venus crossed the sun's face from Earth's perspective on Tuesday (June 5), marking the last such Venus transit until December 2117. Astrophotographer Thierry Legault captured the rare event, and his shot shows Hubble accompanying the planet on its trek across the solar disk.Legault traveled to Australia to observe Venus' nearly seven-hour transit. But he had to act fast to catch the Earth-orbiting  Hubble Space Telescope  as it zipped across the sun's face in less than a second."I was in northeast Australia for the full transit of Venus and a transit of Hubble in the middle," Legault told the website SpaceWeather.com . "My Nikon D4 digital camera was working at 10 fps on a Takahashi FSQ-106ED telescope to record nine images of HST during its 0.9s transit."Hubble is visible in Legault's photo as a tiny black ...

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  1. Stunning Photo Reveals Colliding Star Clusters Seen by Hubble Telescope

    A new photo from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows two star clusters that appear to be in the early stages of merging.The colliding clusters are 170,000 light-year...

  2. Hubble telescope helps solve galaxy-evolution mystery

    New observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have helped astronomers crack a longstanding puzzle about galaxy evolution.For years, scientists have wondered wh...

  3. Hubble Telescope Sees Two Galaxies in Cosmic Dance

    A stunning new photo from the Hubble Space Telescope has captured the perfect galactic portrait: two galaxies that are so different from one another, yet together re...

  4. Stunning Hubble Telescope Photo Captures Star-Forming Galaxy

    A gorgeous new photo by the Hubble Space Telescope confirms that a faraway spiral galaxy is indeed churning out new stars at a rapid rate.The new Hubble image captur...

  5. Hubble Space Telescope Hits Orbit 100,000

    The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) hit the 100,000-orbit mark today, nearly two decades after it launched into space.The beloved observatory has been faithfully circli...

  6. Hubble Telescope Spots Complex Organic Molecules on Surface of Pluto

    The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted new evidence of complex organic molecules — the carbon-containing building blocks of life as we know it — on the frigid surfac...

  7. Stunning Hubble Telescope 'Hidden Treasures' Revealed in Photo Contest

    Swirling galaxies, glowing nebulas and shimmering stars: these are the winners in a public contest to unearth beautiful images from the horde of unprocessed data col...

  8. Hubble Telescope to Snap 6 New 'Deep Field' Views of Universe

    The Hubble Space Telescope's iconic "Deep Field" photo wowed the world in 1996 by revealing a huge collection of galaxies hiding inside a patch of the sky that looke...

  9. Lawmakers Want Further NASA Study of Hubble Telescope

    Senators asked NASA to seek an outside analysis of the agency's plans to cancel a repair mission to the  Hubble Space Telescope ( search ), a decision that would eve...

  10. Hubble Space Telescope Could Last Until 2018, NASA Says

    LONG BEACH, Calif. — NASA's 23-year-old Hubble Space Telescope is still going strong, and agency officials said Tuesday (Jan. 8) they plan to operate it until its in...

  11. NASA Unveils Spectacular Array of New Hubble Telescope Photos

    NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is back in action after its most recent upgrade, with a spectacular array of new images showing off the telescope's new capabilities.Th...

  12. NASA Unveils Spectacular Array of New Hubble Telescope Photos

    NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is back in action after its most recent upgrade, with a spectacular array of new images showing off the telescope's new capabilities.Th...

  1. Stargazing: 10 Hubble Space Telescope Targets You Can Find Too

    The Hubble Space Telescope has captured countless great and wonderful objects during its first 20 years of operation. Here's a few you can see from Earth -- even wit...

  2. Hubble Space Telescope captures shattering asteroid, at least 10 pieces seen in photos

    The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the first pictures of a disintegrating asteroid.Asteroid P/2013 R3 was detected in September in the asteroid belt between the...

  3. Galaxies Mimic Cosmic Crash in Rare Hubble Telescope Picture

    The Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a spectacular new image of two galaxies that look like they're slamming into each other, but in reality something just as rare...

  4. Hubble telescope spots 'cosmic caterpillar' 6 trillion miles long

    The Hubble Space Telescope has captured what scientists are describing as a "cosmic caterpillar" nearly 6 trillion miles long slinking through deep space.The celesti...

  5. 'Ghost galaxies' of early universe seen by Hubble Telescope

    The Hubble Space Telescope has captured images of three odd galaxies that may help scientists solve a 13 billion-year cosmic mystery.The galaxies are so old and fain...

  6. Hubble Telescope Sees Celestial Fireworks for Fourth of July

    A spectacular new picture from the Hubble Space Telescope has captured a cosmic fireworks display in deep space: a geyser of gas fired off from a baby star.The celes...

  7. Hubble telescope reveals farthest view into universe ever

    The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the farthest-ever view into the universe, a photo that reveals thousands of galaxies billions of light-years away.The picture...

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