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NASA’s Hubble Spots Possible Water Plumes Erupting on Jupiter's Moon Europa

New findings from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope show suspected water plumes erupting from Jupiter's icy moon Europa. These observations bolster earlier Hubble work suggesting that Europa is venting water vapor. A team of astronomers, led by William...
26-Sep-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Finds Planet Orbiting Pair of Stars

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, and a trick of nature, have confirmed the existence of a planet orbiting two stars in the system OGLE-2007-BLG-349, located 8,000 light-years away towards the center of our galaxy. The Hubble...
22-Sep-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Barry M. Lasker Data Science Fellowship

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The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland, announces the initiation of the Barry M. Lasker Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowship. The first recipient of the fellowship is Dr. Gail Zasowski of the Johns Hopkins University...
16-Sep-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Takes Close-Up Look at Disintegrating Comet

Astronomers have captured the sharpest, most detailed observations of a comet breaking apart 67 million miles from Earth, using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. This study of Comet 332P is published online in The Astrophysical Journal Letters.
15-Sep-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dr. Nancy A. Levenson Appointed Deputy Director of the Space Telescope Science Institute

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Dr. Nancy A. Levenson has been appointed Deputy Director of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland. The Institute is the science operations center for the Hubble Space Telescope and the James Webb Telescope that is...
8-Sep-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Uncovers a Galaxy Pair Coming in From the Wilderness

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Hubble has captured the glow of new stars in the small, ancient galaxies Pisces A and Pisces B. They should've produced the bulk of their stars long ago, but these dwarf galaxies dwelled for billions of years in the Local Void, a region of the...
11-Aug-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NASA's Hubble Looks to the Final Frontier

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When the TV series "Star Trek" was first broadcast in 1966, the largest telescopes on Earth could only see about halfway across the universe — the rest was uncharted territory. But Hubble's powerful vision has carried us into the true "final...
21-Jul-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NASA's Hubble Telescope Makes First Atmospheric Study of Earth-Sized Exoplanets

Astronomers have used Hubble to conduct the first search for atmospheres around temperate, Earth-sized planets beyond our solar system, uncovering clues that increase the chances of habitability on two exoplanets. They discovered that the exoplanets...
20-Jul-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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