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Space Telescope Science Institute Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

The Baltimore-based Space Telescope Science Institute is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The institute is home of science operations for the Hubble Space Telescope, and mission and science operations for the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope.
8-Apr-2021 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Spots Double Quasars in Merging Galaxies

Astronomers are “seeing double,” uncovering two close pairs of ancient quasars that reside at the centers of merging galaxies. These brilliant light beacons are powered by supermassive black holes feeding on material, unleashing a torrent of...
6-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

STScI to Host Science Writers' Workshop: Towards the Comprehensive Characterization of Exoplanets

On Monday, April 19, 2021, journalists are invited to attend a virtual workshop for science writers on characterizing planets orbiting other stars. The workshop is hosted by the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland.
2-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NASA Awards Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2021

NASA has selected 24 new Fellows for its prestigious NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP). The NHFP is one of the highlights of NASA's pursuit of excellence in astrophysics. The program enables outstanding postdoctoral scientists to pursue...
31-Mar-2021 10:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope General Observer Scientific Programs Selected

Mission officials for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope have announced the selection of the General Observer programs for the telescope’s first year, known as Cycle 1. The 286 selected proposals address a wide variety of science areas, such as...
30-Mar-2021 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hubble Shows Torrential Outflows from Infant Stars May Not Stop Them from Growing

These four Hubble images reveal the chaotic birth of stars in the Orion complex, the nearest major star-forming region to Earth. Astronomers found that the cavities in the surrounding gas cloud sculpted by a forming star's outflow did not grow...
18-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Peering into a Galaxy's Dusty Core to Study an Active Supermassive Black Hole

Researchers using NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will map and model the core of nearby galaxy Centaurus A.
17-Mar-2021 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Distant Planet May Be On Its Second Atmosphere, NASA's Hubble Finds

Scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found evidence that a planet orbiting a distant star may have lost its atmosphere but gained a second one through volcanic activity.
11-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI): Nearly 400 years after Galileo first observed the heavens through a telescope, we continue to seek answers to age-old questions about the universe. And while the technology has evolved over the centuries, the inquiry remains essentially the same: What's out there, where did it come from, and what does it mean?

At the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), we're working hard to study and explain the once-unimaginable celestial phenomena now made visible using Hubble's cutting-edge technology. In the course of this exploration we will continue to share with you the grace and beauty of the universe, because the discoveries belong to all of us.



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