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Gravitational Wave Kicks Monster Black Hole Out of Galactic Core

An international team of astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered a supermassive black hole that has been propelled out of the center of the distant galaxy 3C 186. The black hole was most likely ejected by the power of...
23-Mar-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Discovery of Runaway Star Yields Clues to Breakup of Multiple-Star System

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Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have found what may be the missing piece of a cosmic puzzle; the third, long-lost member of a star system in the Orion Nebula that broke apart 500 years ago.
17-Mar-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Dates Black Hole's Last Big Meal

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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has found that the black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy ate its last big meal about 6 million years ago, when it consumed a large clump of infalling gas. After the meal, the engorged black hole burped out a...
9-Mar-2017 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Media, Public Invited to Visit NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Exhibit at 'South by Southwest'

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NASA is partnering with the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) and the Northrop Grumman Corporation to highlight the James Webb Space Telescope at South by Southwest (SXSW) from March 12 to 18, 2017. The Webb telescope exhibit will be located...
7-Mar-2017 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

The 20th Anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's STIS Instrument

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Twenty years ago, astronauts on the Hubble telescope's second servicing mission installed the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) aboard Hubble. This pioneering instrument combines a camera with a spectrograph, which provides a "fingerprint"...
28-Feb-2017 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

The Dawn of a New Era for Supernova 1987A

Three decades ago, astronomers spotted one of the brightest exploding stars in more than 400 years. The titanic supernova, called Supernova 1987A (SN 1987A), blazed with the power of 100 million suns for several months following its discovery on...
24-Feb-2017 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Hubble Witnesses Massive Comet-Like Object Pollute Atmosphere of a White Dwarf

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Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found the best evidence yet of the remains of a comet-like object scattered in the atmosphere of a white dwarf. The icy object, which has been ripped apart, is similar to Halley's Comet in...
9-Feb-2017 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Hubble Captures 'Shadow Play' Caused by Possible Planet

Astronomers were surprised to see a huge shadow sweeping across a disk of dust and gas encircling the nearby, young star TW Hydrae. They have a bird's-eye view of the disk, because it is tilted face-on to Earth, and the shadow sweeps around the disk...
7-Jan-2017 11:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

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