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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

Hubble to Proceed With Full Search for New Horizons Targets


Planetary scientists have successfully used the Hubble Space Telescope to find two Kuiper Belt objects for NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto. After the marathon probe zooms past Pluto in July 2015, it will travel across the Kuiper Belt -- a vast...
1-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Swiftly Moving Gas Streamer Eclipses Supermassive Black Hole


An international team of astronomers using data from several NASA and (ESA) space observatories has discovered unexpected behavior from the supermassive black hole at the heart of the galaxy NGC 5548. Their findings may provide new insights into the...
19-Jun-2014 2:00 PM EDT

NASA's Hubble Finds Dwarf Galaxies Formed More Than Their Fair Share of Universe's Stars


New observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope show that small galaxies, also known as dwarf galaxies, are responsible for forming a large proportion of the universe's stars.
19-Jun-2014 8:00 AM EDT

NASA's Hubble to Begin Search Beyond Pluto for a New Horizons Mission Target


NASA's Hubble Space Telescope will be used to search for a suitable Kuiper Belt object that NASA's New Horizons space probe could visit. It would be our first and perhaps last look at such a remote relic from the distant past. The search is very...
16-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Hubble Team Unveils Most Colorful View of Universe Captured by Space Telescope

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have assembled a comprehensive picture of the evolving universe — among the most colorful deep space images ever captured by the 24-year-old telescope. This study, which includes ultraviolet light,...
3-Jun-2014 2:15 PM EDT

Leading Space Experts Chart Out Roadmap for Finding Life Beyond Earth


On Wednesday May 21, a panel of leading experts in astrophysics and astronomy will describe the scientific and technological roadmap for discovering habitable worlds among the stars. The panel, entitled "The Search for Life in the Universe," is part...
19-May-2014 1:00 PM EDT

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