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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to Reveal Secrets of the Red Planet

Mars rovers and orbiters have found signs that Mars once hosted liquid water on its surface. Much of that water escaped over time. How much water was lost, and how does the water that’s left move from ice to atmosphere to soil? During its first...
20-Feb-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Hubble Sees Neptune's Mysterious Shrinking Storm

Three billion miles away on the farthest known major planet in our solar system, an ominous, dark storm is shrinking out of existence as seen in pictures of Neptune taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Immense dark storms on Neptune were first...
15-Feb-2018 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Hubble Probes Atmospheres of Exoplanets in TRAPPIST-1 Habitable Zone

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have conducted the first spectroscopic survey of the Earth-sized planets within the habitable zone around the nearby star TRAPPIST-1. Hubble reveals that at least three of the exoplanets (d, e, and f) do...
5-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Hubble Finds Substellar Objects in the Orion Nebula


In an unprecedented deep survey for small, faint objects in the Orion Nebula, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered the largest known population of brown dwarfs sprinkled among newborn stars. Looking in the vicinity of the...
11-Jan-2018 2:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Hubble Probes the Archeology of Our Milky Way's Ancient Hub


A new analysis of about 10,000 normal Sun-like stars in the Milky Way's bulge reveals that our galaxy’s hub is a dynamic environment of variously aged stars zipping around at different speeds. This conclusion is based on nine years’ worth of...
11-Jan-2018 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

NASA's Great Observatories Team Up to Find Magnified and Stretched Out Image of Distant Galaxy


An intensive survey deep into the universe by NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes has yielded the proverbial needle-in-a-haystack: the farthest galaxy yet seen in an image that has been stretched and amplified by a phenomenon called...
11-Jan-2018 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Catch Supermassive Black Hole Burping — Twice


Astronomers have caught a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy snacking on gas and then "burping" — not once, but twice.
11-Jan-2018 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

NASA Space Telescopes Provide a 3D Journey Through the Orion Nebula

By combining the visible and infrared capabilities of the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, astronomers and visualization specialists from NASA's Universe of Learning program have created a new three-dimensional fly-through movie of the Orion...
11-Jan-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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