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Hubble Views the Constellation of Canes Venatici

August 18, 2014

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New Hubble Image Shows Multiple Objects

This newly released Hubble image shows multiple Messier objects and numerous galaxies in the Canes Venatici constellation. This stunning new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows part of the sky in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs). Although this region of the sky is not home to any stellar heavyweights, being […]

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Hubble Image of the Day – Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300

August 15, 2014

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Hubble Image of Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300

First released in 2005, this Hubble image of the day shows barred spiral galaxy NGC 1300. One of the largest Hubble Space Telescope images ever made of a complete galaxy is being unveiled today at the American Astronomical Society meeting in San Diego, California. The Hubble telescope captured a display of starlight, glowing gas, and […]

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Hubble Views Several Colorful Galaxies

August 11, 2014

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Hubble Views a Host of Colorful Shaped Galaxies

This newly released Hubble image shows several colorful galaxies, the most prominent being the two galaxies on the left: 2MASX J16133219+5103436 at the bottom, and its blue-tinted companion SDSS J161330.18+510335 at the top. This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a whole host of colorful and differently shaped galaxies; some bright and nearby, some […]

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Hubble Discovers Iax Supernova Linked to Potential “Zombie Star”

August 7, 2014

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Hubble Discovers Supernova Star System with Left Behind Surviving Portion of a Dwarf Star

Astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope to view the light of a star that had lost its outer hydrogen envelope after a Type Iax supernova explosion, revealing its helium core. Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers has spotted a star system that could have left behind a “zombie star” after an unusually […]

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Hubble Views Globular Cluster IC 4499

August 4, 2014

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New Hubble Image of Globular Cluster IC 4499

This newly released Hubble image shows the globular cluster IC 4499. Globular clusters are big balls of old stars that orbit around their host galaxy. It has long been believed that all the stars within a globular cluster form at the about same time, a property which can be used to determine the cluster’s age. […]

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Hubble Discovers the Farthest Lensing Galaxy to Date

August 1, 2014

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Hubble Yields Clues to Early Universe

Using the Hubble Space Telescope astronomers have discovered the most distant galaxy that acts as a gravitational lens, breaking the previous record-holder by 200 million years. Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have unexpectedly discovered the most distant galaxy that acts as a cosmic magnifying glass. Seen here as it looked 9.6 billion years ago, […]

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Latest Hubblecast Video Explores the Merging of Galaxies

July 29, 2014

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Hubblecast 76 Merging Galaxies and Droplets of Starbirth

In this six minute Hubblecast video, scientists explore the merging of elliptical galaxies. Hubblecast 76: Merging galaxies and droplets of starbirth This Hubblecast explores the ‘beads on a string’ star formation found between two merging elliptical galaxies in the cluster known as SDSS J1531+3414. Source: Hubble Space Telescope Credit: Directed by: Georgia Bladon Visual design […]

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Hubble Views Two Spiral Galaxies Engaged in a “Cosmic Tug-of-War”

July 28, 2014

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New Hubble Image Shows Two Spiral Galaxies Engaged in a Cosmic Tug of War

This newly released Hubble image shows two spiral galaxies engaged in a cosmic tug-of-war. From objects as small as Newton’s apple to those as large as a galaxy, no physical body is free from the stern bonds of gravity, as evidenced in this stunning picture captured by the Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced Camera […]

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Astronomers Map Galaxy Cluster More Precisely Than Ever Before

July 25, 2014

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Astronomers Map the Mass Within a Galaxy Cluster More Precisely Than Ever Before

Astronomers used almost 200 images of distant galaxies combined with Hubble data to measure the total mass of galaxy cluster MCS J0416.1–2403 more precisely than ever before. Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have mapped the mass within a galaxy cluster more precisely than ever before. Created using observations from Hubble’s Frontier Fields observing […]

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Hubble Reveals That Three Hot Jupiters Are Surprisingly Dry

July 24, 2014

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Hubble Discovers Three Dry Exoplanets

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers reveal that three exoplanets that were thought to be ideal candidates for detecting water vapor in their atmospheres contain far less water than predicted by standard planet-formation theories. Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have gone looking for water vapor in the atmospheres of three planets orbiting stars similar […]

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Hubble Probes the Extreme Outskirts of Elliptical Galaxy Centaurus A

July 22, 2014

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Hubble Views Centaurus A

A team of scientists used the Hubble Space Telescope to probe the outskirts of elliptical galaxy Centaurus A, revealing that the galaxy’s halo spreads far further into space than expected. Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have probed the extreme outskirts of the stunning elliptical galaxy Centaurus A. The galaxy’s halo of stars has […]

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Hubble Views NGC 3501

July 21, 2014

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Hubble Views Spiral Galaxy NGC 3501

This newly released Hubble image shows spiral galaxy NGC 3501. The thin, glowing streak slicing across this image cuts a lonely figure, with only a few foreground stars and galaxies in the distant background for company. However, this is all a case of perspective; lying out of frame is another nearby spiral. Together, these two […]

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