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Hubble Video Shows Shock Collision Inside Black Hole Jet

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered for the first time a rear-end collision between two high-speed knots of ejected matter from a supermassive black hole. This discovery was made while piecing together a time-lapse movie of...
27-May-2015 1:00 PM EDT

Hubble Observes a One-of-a-Kind Star Nicknamed 'Nasty'


Astronomers have spent decades trying to determine the oddball behavior of an aging star nicknamed "Nasty 1" residing in our Milky Way galaxy. Looking at the star using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers had expected to see a bipolar outflow...
21-May-2015 1:00 PM EDT

Hubble Catches a Stellar Exodus in Action


Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have captured for the first time snapshots of fledgling white dwarf stars beginning their slow-paced, 40-million-year migration from the crowded center of an ancient star cluster to the less...
14-May-2015 1:00 PM EDT

NASA's Hubble Finds Giant Halo Around the Andromeda Galaxy


Scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that the immense halo of gas enveloping the Andromeda galaxy, our nearest massive galactic neighbor, is about six times larger and 1,000 times more massive than previously measured.
7-May-2015 1:00 PM EDT

Astronomers Set a New Galaxy Distance Record


In a synergy between the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, and the giant W. M. Keck Observatory, astronomers have set a new distance record to the farthest redshift-confirmed galaxy. It is so far away the light we receive left the galaxy over 13...
5-May-2015 1:00 PM EDT

NASA Unveils Celestial Fireworks as Official Image for Hubble 25th Anniversary

NASA and ESA are celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope's silver anniversary of 25 years in space by unveiling some of nature's own fireworks - a giant cluster of about 3,000 stars called Westerlund 2.
23-Apr-2015 9:15 AM EDT

Hubble National Teach-In Explores Space Telescope's Legacy


At 1pm EDT on Fri., April 24, classrooms across the nation will be able to participate in the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary in a national "teach-in" sponsored by STScI in Baltimore, Maryland. Watch on YouTube at ...
22-Apr-2015 6:05 PM EDT

STScI News Media Telecon/Webcast Explores Hubble's Science Legacy

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland, is celebrating the extraordinary impact that the Hubble Space Telescope has had on science, culture, and society in a science symposium from April 20-23. STScI is hosting a news...
13-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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