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STScI Astronomers Nancy Levenson and David Soderblom Elected AAAS Fellows

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Nancy A. Levenson and David R. Soderblom of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland, have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
21-Nov-2016 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Dr. Laurent Pueyo Receives 2016 Outstanding Young Scientist Award

The Maryland Academy of Sciences has selected Dr. Laurent Pueyo of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland, as the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Young Scientist award. He will receive the award in a ceremony...
16-Nov-2016 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

A Death Star's Ghostly Glow

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The eerie glow of a dead star, which exploded long ago as a supernova, reveals itself in this Hubble Space Telescope image of the Crab Nebula. But, the ghoulish-looking object still has a pulse. Buried at its center is the star's tell-tale heart,...
27-Oct-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

STScI Appoints Head of Newly Created Data Science Mission Office

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Dr. Arfon Smith has been selected to lead the newly created Data Science Mission Office at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.
21-Oct-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Reveals Observable Universe Contains 10 Times More Galaxies Than Previously Thought

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Using data from deep-space surveys taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories, astronomers have performed a census of the number of galaxies in the universe. The team came to the surprising conclusion that there are at least 10...
13-Oct-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Detects Giant 'Cannonballs' Shooting from Star

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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has detected superhot blobs of gas, each twice as massive as the planet Mars, being ejected near a dying star. The host star, called V Hydrae, is a bloated red giant, residing 1,200 light-years away, which has probably...
6-Oct-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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