An asteroid crept into the picture as Hubble took a picture of the Crab Nebula and its green and yellow patterns. To take a picture of an area the size of a nebula, Hubble must use the long exposure technique that allows other astronomical objects to move through the image. In this case, Hubble focused on the Crab Nebula, which is 6,500 light-years from Earth, and saw an asteroid roam the sky.
With a 10-light-year Crab Nebula, the asteroid on a voyage was a breathtaking 94,607,304,725,800 kilometers.
The asteroid was first discovered by Germany's amateur astronomer Melina Thévenot, who volunteered for the Hubble Asteroid Hunter Project of the European Space Agency (ESA). The project is already paying off, as Ms. Thévenot discovers the asteroid and a breathtaking gleam of light through the Crab Nebula, where the original image was taken back in 2005.
ESA stated, "Hubble Asteroid Hunter was a Citizen Science project for identifying random observations of asteroids in images from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). [1
"For example, by identifying asteroids in the images and marking the locations of their tracks, valuable updates can be made to the IAU Minor Planet Center and improved object characterization."
The Crab Nebula is a remnant of a supernova that was first observed in 1054 when Chinese astronomers saw a new point in the sky.
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The infrared machine is so powerful that it goes back to the farthest reaches and earliest moments in the universe.
And the JWST can search thousands of planets for extraterrestrial life – even though these planets are thousands of light-years away.
One of the main differences between Hubble and JWST will be how far back in time it can look.
Hubble can see far into space and is essentially looking into the past as the light travels to the ship.
Experts were able to use Hubble to observe the formation of the first galaxies about a billion years after the Big Bang.
JWST, however, is much more It will be visible only 0.3 billion years after the Big Bang until visible light began to form.