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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

Hubble Detects 'Exocomets' Taking the Plunge Into a Young Star

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Interstellar forecast for a nearby star: Raining comets! The comets are plunging into the star HD 172555, which resides 95 light-years from Earth. The comets were not seen directly around the star. Astronomers inferred their presence when they used...
6-Jan-2017 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Hubble Provides Interstellar Road Map for Voyagers' Galactic Trek

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Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have measured the material along the Voyager 1 and 2 probes' trajectories as they move through space. Hubble data, combined with the Voyagers, have also provided new insights into how our sun travels...
6-Jan-2017 11:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Festive Nebulas Light Up Milky Way Galaxy Satellite

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have captured two festive-looking nebulas, situated so as to appear as one. Known as NGC 248, the nebula resides in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a dwarf galaxy that is a satellite of our Milky Way...
20-Dec-2016 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Space Telescope Science Institute to Host Data from World’s Largest Digital Sky Survey

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Data from the world's largest digital sky survey, Pan-STARRS1, is being publicly released today by the Space Telescope Science Institute, in conjunction with the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy. The four years of data comprise 3 billion...
19-Dec-2016 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

STScI Astronomers Nancy Levenson and David Soderblom Elected AAAS Fellows

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Nancy A. Levenson and David R. Soderblom of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland, have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
21-Nov-2016 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Dr. Laurent Pueyo Receives 2016 Outstanding Young Scientist Award

The Maryland Academy of Sciences has selected Dr. Laurent Pueyo of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland, as the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Young Scientist award. He will receive the award in a ceremony...
16-Nov-2016 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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