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Hubble Goes High Def to Revisit the Iconic ‘Pillars of Creation'

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has revisited the famous "Pillars of Creation" region of the Eagle Nebula (M16), providing astronomers with a sharper and wider view. As a bonus, the pillars have been...
5-Jan-2015 4:00 PM EST

Hubble's High-Definition Panoramic View of the Andromeda Galaxy

The largest NASA Hubble Space Telescope image ever assembled, this sweeping view of the Andromeda galaxy (M31) is the sharpest large composite image ever taken of our galactic neighbor. Though the galaxy is over 2 million light-years away, the...
5-Jan-2015 4:00 PM EST

Hubble Discovers that Milky Way Core Drives Wind at 2 Million Miles Per Hour


At a time when our earliest human ancestors had recently mastered walking upright, the heart of our Milky Way galaxy underwent a titanic eruption, driving gases and other material outward at 2 million miles per hour. Now, at least 2 million years...
5-Jan-2015 4:00 PM EST

Dr. Roeland van der Marel Appointed as STScI Lead on Proposed 'Wide View' Hubble Space Telescope

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland, has appointed Dr. Roeland van der Marel to lead its work on a proposed NASA space telescope that will provide images as sharp as the Hubble Space Telescope, but over a hundred...
14-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

The Party's Over for These Youthful Compact Galaxies


NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered young, massive, compact galaxies whose raucous star-making parties are ending early. The firestorm of star birth has blasted out most of the remaining gaseous fuel needed to make future generations of...
13-Nov-2014 1:00 PM EST

NASA's Hubble Surveys Debris-Strewn Exoplanetary Construction Yards


Over the past few years, astronomers have found an incredible diversity in the architecture of exoplanetary systems, as well as the planets themselves. A survey using the sharp view of the Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered a similar diversity...
6-Nov-2014 1:00 PM EST

Hubble Sees 'Ghost Light' From Dead Galaxies


The universe is an infinite sea of galaxies, which are majestic star-cities. When galaxies group together in massive clusters, some of them can be ripped apart by the gravitational tug of other galaxies. Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope...
30-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Here's Looking At You: Spooky Shadow Play Gives Jupiter a Giant Eye


On April 21, 2014, the Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of what appears to be Jupiter "looking back at Earth," as the shadow of the Jovian moon Ganymede passed over Jupiter's Great Red Spot.
28-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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