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Hubble Sees Supernova Split into Four Images by Cosmic Lens

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have spotted for the first time a distant supernova split into four images. The multiple images of the exploding star are caused by the powerful gravity of a foreground elliptical galaxy embedded in a...
5-Mar-2015 2:00 PM EST

Hubble Gets Best View of a Circumstellar Debris Disk Distorted by a Planet


Astronomers have used the Hubble Space Telescope to take the most detailed picture to date of a large, edge-on, gas-and-dust disk encircling the 20-million-year-old star Beta Pictoris. The new image traces the disk in closer to the star to within...
19-Feb-2015 2:00 PM EST

Hubble Captures Rare Triple-Moon Conjunction

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured the rare occurrence of three of Jupiter's largest moons racing across the banded face of the gas-giant planet: Europa, Callisto, and Io on Jan. 24, 2015. Join the live Hubble Hangout event at 3:00 pm (EST) on...
5-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

Hubble Spies a Loopy Galaxy


This Hubble Space Telescope photograph of an oddball arc of stars in galaxy NGC 7714 tells of a 100-million-year-old close encounter.
29-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

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

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