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Astronomers Release Most Complete Ultraviolet-Light Survey of Nearby Galaxies

Using the Hubble Space Telescope's unparalleled sharpness and spectral range, an international research team has created the most comprehensive, high-resolution ultraviolet-light survey of star-forming galaxies in the local universe. The LEGUS data...
17-May-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Hubble Detects Helium in the Atmosphere of an Exoplanet for the First Time

An international team of astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have detected helium in the atmosphere of the exoplanet WASP-107b. This is the first time this element has been detected in the atmosphere of a planet outside the solar system....
2-May-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Stellar Thief Is the Surviving Companion to a Supernova

In the fading afterglow of a supernova explosion, astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have photographed the first image of a surviving companion to a supernova. This is the most compelling evidence that some supernovas originate in...
26-Apr-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Could Potentially Detect the First Stars and Black Holes

One of the key science goals of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is to learn about “first light,” the moment when the first stars and galaxies lit the universe. While the first galaxies will be within Webb’s reach, individual stars shine so...
25-Apr-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble 28th Anniversary Image Captures Roiling Heart of Vast Stellar Nursery

For 28 years, the Hubble Space Telescope has been delivering breathtaking views of the universe. The latest offering is this image of the Lagoon Nebula to celebrate the telescope’s anniversary. Hubble shows the roiling heart of this vast stellar...
19-Apr-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Makes the First Precise Distance Measurement to an Ancient Globular Star Cluster

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers were able to use the same sort of trigonometry that surveyors use to precisely measure the distance to NGC 6397, one of the closest globular clusters to Earth. The only difference is that the angles...
4-Apr-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


NASA Awards Prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowships

NASA has selected 24 new Fellows for its prestigious NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP). The program enables outstanding postdoctoral scientists to pursue independent research in any area of NASA Astrophysics. Each fellowship provides the awardee...
3-Apr-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Hubble Uncovers the Farthest Star Ever Seen

Using the Hubble Space Telescope and a quirk of nature called gravitational lensing, an international team of astronomers has found the most distant individual star ever discovered, dubbed "Icarus." This discovery provides new insight into the...
2-Apr-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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