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Ground System for NASA’s Roman Space Telescope Completes Major Review

NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope has just successfully completed a preliminary design review of the mission’s ground systems, including the Science Operations Center that will be hosted by the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in...
31-Jul-2020 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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NASA’s Webb Telescope Will Study Jupiter, Its Rings, and Two Intriguing Moons

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will have a challenging early assignment in the solar system: observe the largest, fastest-rotating planet—Jupiter—as well as its faint rings and two of the four Galilean satellites: icy Ganymede and fiery Io....
31-Jul-2020 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hubble Sees Summertime on Saturn

Hubble photographed Saturn and its rings on July 4, during summer in Saturn's northern hemisphere. This image is taken as part of the Outer Planets Atmospheres Legacy (OPAL) project. OPAL is helping scientists understand the atmospheric dynamics and...
23-Jul-2020 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Sees a Cosmic Flapping 'Bat Shadow'

A disk around a young star is casting a huge shadow resembling a pair of wings on a distant cloud. In 2018, Hubble astronomers nicknamed the phenomenon the Bat Shadow. Now, they see those “wings” flapping!
25-Jun-2020 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Mapping the Early Universe with NASA's Webb Telescope

The most distant galaxies astronomers have observed are seen as they were about 500 million years after the big bang, but galaxies are thought to have formed even earlier. Since light from these earliest galaxies has traveled through the expanding...
24-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hubble Provides Holistic View of Stars Gone Haywire

New images from the Hubble Space Telescope have helped researchers identify rapid changes in material blasting off stars at the centers of two planetary nebulas NGC 6302 and NGC 7027— causing them to reconsider what is happening at their cores.
18-Jun-2020 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Intense Flash from Milky Way's Black Hole Illuminated Gas Far Outside of Our Galaxy

Not long ago, the center of our galaxy exploded. Our primitive ancestors, already afoot in Africa, probably saw the resulting flare. Now Hubble detects that flash's signature in a huge tail of gas orbiting the galaxy some 200,000 light-years away.
2-Jun-2020 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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In Planet Formation, It's Location, Location, Location

When it comes to the best region to form planets, it's all about location. Planets in the nearby star cluster Westerlund 2 may have a rough time forming in the crowded core. Astronomers using Hubble find that energy from hefty stars is blowing away...
28-May-2020 1:00 PM EDT 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?

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