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New Discovery from Hubble Space Telescope


The United States space agency NASA declared that the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has discovered a star-spoiling galaxy in the Virgo constellation 50 million light years from Earth.

On NASA‘s website, a high resolution image of the new galaxy called “NGC 4536” was shown. The image detected by Hubble’s large area camera, WFC3, shows the intensity of the star formation in this galaxy. NASA researchers said galaxies called “stellar rainfall” have galaxy star formation zones that consume gas at much higher rates than the usual gas supply regeneration rate. Noting that large quantities of gas must be present in the restricted area in order for these types of galaxies to form, scientists believe that the zone might have come into being due to a collision of galaxies close together or another event leading to gas condensation.

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a space telescope which was started to be used in 1990 and still in operation. Hubble is not the first space telescope, but it is one of the largest and most multidirectional.

The HST was built by the United States space agency NASA,   with the contributions of the European Space Agency. The Space Telescope Science Institute selects Hubble’s targets and processes the discovered data, as the Goddard Space Flight Center controls the spacecraft.

Space telescopes were firstly came to the agenda of Scientists in 1923. Hubble Space Telescope’s adventure started when the idea of the construction of a space telescope was funded in the 1970s. Launch year was planned to be 1983, but the project delayed by technical reasons and budget problems. It was finally launched in 1990. However, Hubble’s main mirror was found to have been ground incorrectly, lowering the telescope’s capabilities. In 1993, the optics were corrected to their intended quality. Since that day Hubble Space Telescope have been discovering the newest galaxies and planet in the cosmos.



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