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How NASA’s Roman Telescope Will Measure the Ages of Stars

Stars are born spinning rapidly, but slow down over billions of years. (Our 4.5-billion-year-old Sun spins about once per month.) After about one billion years, stars of the same mass and age will spin at the same rate. Therefore, if you know a...
4-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NASA’s Webb Probes an Extreme Starburst Galaxy

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has set its sights on the starburst galaxy Messier 82 (M82), a small but mighty environment that features rapid star formation.
3-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NASA Awards Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2024

The highly competitive NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP) has named 24 new fellows to its 2024 roster. These young scientists will begin their programs in the fall of 2024 at a university or research center of their choosing in the United States.
2-Apr-2024 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Three-Year Study of Young Stars with NASA's Hubble Enters New Chapter

ULLYSES, the largest Hubble program ever, collected information about almost 500 young stars over a three-year period. It aims to help researchers gain new insights about the stars’ formation, evolution, and impact on their surroundings.
28-Mar-2024 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NASA's Hubble Finds that Aging Brown Dwarfs Grow Lonely

A Hubble telescope survey has found that brown dwarfs—objects smaller than stars but bigger than planets—live a lonely life as they age. Over time they lose the companion brown dwarf that was born alongside them and the objects drift their...
21-Mar-2024 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Tracks Jupiter's Stormy Weather

The giant planet Jupiter, in all its banded glory, is revisited by Hubble in images taken Jan. 5-6, 2024, capturing both sides of the planet. The many large storms and small white clouds are a hallmark of activity in Jupiter's atmosphere.
14-Mar-2024 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cheers! NASA’s Webb Finds Ethanol, Other Icy Ingredients for Worlds

A new Webb study of two protostars, so young that they have not yet formed planets, has found a variety of molecules ranging from relatively simple ones like methane to complex compounds like acetic acid (familiar to cooks as an ingredient in...
13-Mar-2024 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NASA’s Webb, Hubble Telescopes Affirm Universe’s Expansion Rate, Puzzle Persists

The best measurements from Hubble show the universe is now expanding faster than predicted based on observations of how it looked shortly after the big bang. Some scientists suggested that Hubble observations are wrong due to some creeping...
11-Mar-2024 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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