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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

Close Encounters: Comet Siding Spring Seen Next to Mars


A composite Hubble Space Telescope image provides the position of comet Siding Spring during the comet's closest approach to Mars on October 19, 2014. Join Hubble astronomers for a live discussion at 3pm today during the Comet Siding Spring/Mars...
23-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Hubble Finds Extremely Distant Galaxy through Cosmic Magnifying Glass


Using the Hubble Space Telescope and the lensing power of giant galaxy cluster Abell 2744, astronomers may have made the most reliable distance measurement yet of an object that existed in the very early universe. The galaxy, estimated to be over 13...
16-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

NASA's Hubble Telescope Finds Potential Kuiper Belt Targets for New Horizons Pluto Mission


NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered three Kuiper Belt objects that the agency's New Horizons spacecraft could potentially visit after it flies by Pluto in July 2015.
15-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

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