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Hubble Helps Find Smallest Known Galaxy with a Supermassive Black Hole


Astronomers using data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and ground observation have found an unlikely object in an improbable place -- a monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest galaxies ever known. The black hole is five times the...
17-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Hubble Finds Companion Star Hidden for 21 Years in a Supernova's Glare


Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a companion star to a rare class of supernova, known as a Type IIb. The discovery confirms a long-held theory that the supernova, dubbed SN 1993J, occurred inside what is called a...
9-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT

New iBooks Textbook Helps Visually Impaired Visit the Stars Through Touch and Sound

A new accessible iBook inspires students of all abilities to pursue futures in science. "Reach for the Stars: Touch, Look, Listen, Learn" incorporates new assistive technologies so children with disabilities, too, can experience striking deep-space...
4-Sep-2014 10:30 AM EDT

NASA Telescopes Help Uncover Early Construction Phase of Giant Galaxy


The birth of massive galaxies, according to galaxy formation theories, begins with the buildup of a dense, compact core that is ablaze with the glow of millions of newly formed stars. Evidence of this early construction phase, however, has eluded...
27-Aug-2014 1:00 PM EDT

NASA's Hubble Finds Supernova Star System Linked to Potential 'Zombie Star'


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 weak supernova explosion.
6-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Hubble Shows Farthest Lensing Galaxy Yields Clues to Early Universe


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, this monster elliptical galaxy breaks the previous record...
31-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Hubble Finds Three Surprisingly Dry Exoplanets


Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found that bloated hot Jupiters have less water vapor than predicted.
24-Jul-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Hubble Spots Spiral Bridge of Young Stars Linking Two Ancient Galaxies


NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has photographed an unusual structure 100,000 light-years long, which resembles a corkscrew-shaped string of pearls and winds around the cores of two colliding galaxies. The unique structure of the star spiral may yield...
10-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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