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NASA Telescopes Help Uncover Early Construction Phase of Giant Galaxy

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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'

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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