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Hubble Uncovers the Fading Cinders of Some of Our Galaxy's Earliest Homesteaders


Using Hubble Space Telescope images, astronomers have conducted a "cosmic archeological dig" of our Milky Way's heart, uncovering the blueprints of our galaxy's early construction phase. The researchers uncovered for the first time a population of...
5-Nov-2015 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

AURA Appoints New STScI Director


Dr. Kenneth R. Sembach has been appointed director of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. Sembach has been deeply involved in the scientific, operational, and managerial aspects of the Hubble Space Telescope for the past 15...
30-Oct-2015 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Spirals in Dust Around Young Stars May Betray Presence of Massive Planets


A team of astronomers is proposing that huge spiral patterns seen around some newborn stars, merely a few million years old, may be evidence for the presence of giant, unseen planets.
29-Oct-2015 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Most Earth-Like Worlds Have Yet to Be Born, According to Theoretical Study


According to a new theoretical study, when our solar system was born 4.6 billion years ago only eight percent of the potentially habitable planets that will ever form in the universe existed. And, the party won't be over when the sun burns out in...
19-Oct-2015 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble's Planetary Portrait Captures New Changes in Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have produced new global maps of Jupiter, representing nearly back-to-back rotations of the planet on Jan. 19, 2015, that show the movements of the clouds and make it possible to determine the speeds...
13-Oct-2015 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mysterious Ripples Found Racing Through Planet-Forming Disk


Astronomers studying images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and ESO's Very Large Telescope were surprised to uncover fast-moving, large-scale, wave-like features embedded in the vast disk of gas and dust surrounding the young, nearby star AU...
7-Oct-2015 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Zooms in on Shrapnel from an Exploded Star

Astronomers are comparing new images of the Veil Nebula, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in April 2015 with Hubble images taken in 1997, to study how the nebula has expanded since it was photographed over 18 years ago. The supernova that...
24-Sep-2015 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Survey Unlocks Clues to Star Birth in Neighboring Galaxy


In an intensive citizen-science-aided survey of Hubble telescope images of 2,753 young, blue star clusters in the neighboring Andromeda galaxy (M31), astronomers have found that M31 and our own galaxy have a similar percentage of newborn stars based...
3-Sep-2015 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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