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Hubble Video Gives 3D Perspective of Gum 29 and Westerlund 2

August 3, 2015

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Hubble Space Telescope Image of Cluster Westerlund 2

This short video from NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope provides a three-dimensional perspective of nebula Gum 29 and the star cluster Westerlund 2. Celestial Fireworks: Star Cluster Westerlund 2 The nebula Gum 29 is a star-forming region about 20,00 light-years away in the constellation Carina. At the core of the nebula is a cluster of several […]

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Hubble Image of the Week: Hubble Image of Planetary Nebula NGC 6565

July 27, 2015

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Hubble Image of Planetary Nebula NGC 6565

This newly released Hubble image shows planetary nebula NGC 6565. A dying star’s final moments are captured in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The death throes of this star may only last mere moments on a cosmological timescale, but this star’s demise is still quite lengthy by our standards, lasting tens of […]

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Hubble Views Dwarf Galaxy NGC 1140

July 20, 2015

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New Hubble Image of Dwarf Galaxy NGC 1140

This newly released Hubble image shows dwarf galaxy NGC 1140, which is located 60 million light-years away. This dramatic image shows the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s view of dwarf galaxy known as NGC 1140, which lies 60 million light-years away in the constellation of Eridanus. As can be seen in this image NGC 1140 has […]

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New Hubble View of Galaxy ESO 381-12

July 13, 2015

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Hubble Views Ghostly Shells of Galaxy ESO 381-12

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a new image of the ghostly shells of galaxy ESO 381-12, set against a backdrop of distant galaxies. The strikingly uneven structure and the clusters of stars that orbit around the galaxy suggest that ESO 381-12 may have been part of a dramatic collision sometime in its relatively recent […]

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Hubble Reveals the Secrets of the Quintuplet Cluster

July 13, 2015

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Hubble Views the Quintuplet Cluster

This newly released Hubble image shows the Quintuplet Cluster, which is located 100 light-years from the center of our galaxy. Although this cluster of stars gained its name due to its five brightest stars, it is home to hundreds more. The huge number of massive young stars in the cluster is clearly captured in this […]

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Hubble Views Spiral Galaxy LEDA 89996

July 6, 2015

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Newly Released Hubble Image of Spiral Galaxy LEDA 89996

This newly released Hubble image shows spiral galaxy J04542829-6625280. This little-known galaxy, officially named J04542829-6625280, but most often referred to as LEDA 89996, is a classic example of a spiral galaxy. The galaxy is much like our own galaxy, the Milky Way. The disc-shaped galaxy is seen face on, revealing the winding structure of the […]

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Hubble Image of Wolf-Rayet Galaxy SBS 1415+437

July 2, 2015

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Hubble Views Wolf-Rayet Galaxy SBS 1415+437

Hubble gets a closer look Wolf-Rayet galaxy SBS 1415+437, a star-bursting galaxy with an unusually high number of extremely hot and massive stars known as Wolf-Rayet stars. This NASA/European Space Agency (ESA) Hubble Space Telescope picture shows a galaxy named SBS 1415+437 (also called SDSS CGB 12067.1), located about 45 million light-years from Earth. These […]

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15 Must-See Nebula Images from the European Southern Observatory

June 29, 2015

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Reflection Nebula Messier 78

Over the years the European Southern Observatory has provided a state-of-the-art research facility for astronomers around the globe. Many ground breaking discoveries have been made and many breathtaking images have been recorded. The following fifteen must-see images are some of the best nebula images ever captured.

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Hubble Views Starbursting Galaxy SBS 1415+437

June 29, 2015

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Hubble Space Telescope Views Galaxy SBS 1415+437

This Hubble image of the week shows a galaxy named SBS 1415+437 or SDSS CGB 12067.1, which is located roughly 45 million light-years from Earth. SBS 1415+437 is a Wolf–Rayet galaxy, a type of starbursting galaxy with an unusually high number of extremely hot and massive stars known as Wolf–Rayet stars. These stars can be […]

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Hubble Telescope Views Nitrogen-Rich Planetary Nebula

June 26, 2015

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Hubble Views Nitrogen-Rich Nebula

This newly released Hubble image shows planetary nebula NGC 6153, which is located about 4,000 light-years away in the southern constellation of Scorpius. The faint blue haze across the frame shows what remains of a star like the sun after it has depleted most of its fuel. When this happens, the outer layers of the […]

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“Behemoth” Bleeding Atmosphere Around a Warm Exoplanet Discovered by Hubble

June 25, 2015

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This artist's concept shows "The Behemoth," an enormous comet-like cloud of hydrogen bleeding off of a warm, Neptune-sized planet just 30 light-years from Earth. Also depicted is the parent star, which is a faint red dwarf named GJ 436. The hydrogen is evaporating from the planet due to extreme radiation from the star. A phenomenon this large has never before been seen around any exoplanet.

An enormous cloud of hydrogen is bleeding off the warm exoplanet GJ 436b due to exreme radiation from it’s star. The huge cloud is about 50 times the size of the star, and has been dubbed “The Behemoth” by astronomers. Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have discovered an immense cloud of hydrogen dubbed “The […]

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15 Breathtaking Hubble Images of Supernova Remnant Nebulae

June 21, 2015

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Hubble Images of Supernova Remnant Nebulae

When a star explodes in a supernova, it leaves behind massive clouds of interstellar dust, gas, and plasma. Pictures of these supernova remnant nebulae can be absolutely stunning, as seen in this gallery of 15 Breathtaking Hubble Images of Supernova Remnant Nebulae.

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Hubble Reveals the Mysterious Early Formative Years of Quasars

June 19, 2015

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The Mysterious Early Formative Years of Quasars

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers uncover the mysterious early formative years of quasars and unveil chaotic collisions of galaxies that fuel quasars by feeding supermassive central black holes with gas. “The Hubble observations are definitely telling us that the peak of quasar activity in the early universe is driven by galaxies colliding and then […]

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Hubble Views Irregular Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxy UGC 11411

June 15, 2015

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Hubble Image of Irregular Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxy UGC 11411

This newly released Hubble image shows irregular blue compact dwarf (BCD) galaxy UGC 11411. BCD galaxies are about a tenth of the size of a typical spiral galaxy such as the Milky Way, and are made up of large clusters of hot, massive stars that ionise the surrounding gas with their intense radiation. Because these […]

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Hubble Detects Stratosphere on Distant Planet WASP-33b

June 12, 2015

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Hubble Telescope Detects Stratosphere on Distant Planet

Using NASA’s Hubble Telescope, a team of researchers has detected a stratosphere on the planet WASP-33b. A stratosphere occurs when molecules in the atmosphere absorb ultraviolet and visible light from the star. This absorption warms the stratosphere and acts as a kind of sunscreen layer for the planet below. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has detected […]

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NGC 6503: A Lonely Galaxy “Lost in Space”

June 10, 2015

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Hubble Views Lonely Galaxy NGC 6503

This newly released Hubble image shows galaxy NGC 6503, which is located at the edge of what astronomers call the Local Void. Most galaxies are clumped together in groups or clusters. A neighboring galaxy is never far away. But this galaxy, known as NGC 6503, has found itself in a lonely position, at the edge […]

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How Hubble Has Helped Scientists Study Exoplanets

June 8, 2015

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Hubble 25th Anniversary Video

This sixth video in a series celebrating Hubble’s 25th anniversary explains how Hubble has helped scientists study exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system, as never before. “Oh Planet, What Art Thou?” This episode of “Hubble at 25″ uncovers Hubble’s key role in the study of planets beyond our own solar system. Thousands of “exoplanet” […]

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New Hubblecast Video: Ode to Hubble

June 8, 2015

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Hubblecast Episode 85

This latest Hubblecast episode presents the two winning videos of the Ode to Hubble competition. Hubblecast episode 85: Ode to Hubble To celebrate Hubble’s 25th birthday ESA/Hubble asked the public to produce and submit short videos illustrating how Hubble has inspired them. This new Hubblecast episode presents the two winning videos. The episode also introduces […]

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