Baltimore, MD USA

Our News on Newswise

STScI Hosts 'Habitable Worlds Across Time and Space' Symposium April 28-May 1


During the four-day symposium "Habitable Worlds Across Time and Space," scientists from diverse fields will gather at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Md., on April 28 to May 1 to discuss the formation and long-term...
4/3/2014 3:30 PM EDT

Hubble Finds that Monster 'El Gordo' Galaxy Cluster is Bigger than Thought


Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have weighed the largest known galaxy cluster in the distant universe and found that it definitely lives up to its nickname: El Gordo (Spanish for "the fat one").
4/3/2014 2:00 PM EDT

NASA and STScI Select 17 Hubble Fellows for 2014


NASA and STScI have announced the selection of 17 new Hubble Fellows. STScI administers the Hubble Fellowship Program for NASA. The Hubble Fellowship Program includes all research relevant to present and future missions in NASA's Cosmic Origins...
4/2/2014 2:00 PM EDT

Hubble Sees Mars-Bound Comet Sprout Multiple Jets


This is a Hubble Space Telescope picture of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as observed on March 11, 2014. At that time the comet was 353 million miles from Earth. While analyzing this Hubble data, astronomers detected two jets of dust coming off...
3/27/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Hubble Watches Stars' Clockwork Motion in Nearby Galaxy


Using the sharp-eyed NASA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have for the first time precisely measured the rotation rate of a galaxy based on the clock-like movement of its stars. According to their analysis, the central part of the neighboring...
2/18/2014 1:00 PM EST

Kepler Finds a Very Wobbly Planet


Imagine living on a planet with seasons so erratic you would hardly know whether to wear Bermuda shorts or a heavy overcoat. That is the situation on a weird, wobbly world called Kepler-413b found by NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope.
2/4/2014 1:00 PM EST

NASA's Hubble Helps Solve Mystery of Ultra-Compact Burned-Out Galaxies


Astronomers using NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, Europe's Herschel Space Observatory, and numerous ground-based telescopes have pieced together the evolutionary sequence of compact elliptical galaxies that erupted and burned out early...
1/29/2014 10:00 AM EST

2014 Van Biesbroeck Prize Awarded to Former STScI Deputy Director Hauser


Michael Hauser, former deputy director of the Space Telescope Science Institute and an adjunct professor in the Johns Hopkins University's Physics and Astronomy Department, will receive the 2014 George Van Biesbroeck Prize from the American...
1/16/2014 10:30 AM EST

Our Experts on Newswise

Our experts are coming soon...

Our YouTube Videos