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Astronomers Find Possible Elusive Star Behind Supernova

Astronomers may have finally uncovered the long-sought progenitor to a specific type of exploding star by sifting through NASA Hubble Space Telescope archival data. The supernova, called a Type Ic, is thought to detonate after its massive star has...
15-Nov-2018 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

NASA’s Webb Telescope Will Investigate Cosmic Jets From Young Stars

Young stars, like young children, are messy eaters, swallowing most of the material falling onto them but spitting the rest out. The gas a newborn star fails to eat gets ejected outward at supersonic speeds, creating shock waves that heat the...
14-Nov-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Astronomers Unveil Growing Black Holes in Colliding Galaxies

Deep inside the dusty, messy cores of merging galaxies are pairs of black holes feasting on material and moving closer to coalescence. Near-infrared images by the Hubble and Keck telescopes are giving astronomers their best glimpse yet of this...
7-Nov-2018 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Kepler Science Will Continue Using STScI Archive

The Kepler spacecraft launched in 2009 with the goal of finding exoplanets orbiting distant stars. In the years since, astronomers have used Kepler observations to discover 2,818 exoplanets as well as another 2,679 exoplanet candidates which need...
1-Nov-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Hubble Reveals a Giant Cosmic "Bat Shadow"

Like a fly that wanders into a flashlight’s beam, a young star’s planet-forming disk is casting a giant shadow, nicknamed the “Bat Shadow.” Hubble’s near-infrared vision captured the shadow of the disk of this fledgling star, which resides...
31-Oct-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Hubble Captures the Ghost of Cassiopeia

The Hubble telescope has photographed the “Ghost Nebula,” which has eerie, semitransparent flowing veils of gas and dust. The creepy-looking nebula is located 550 light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia.
25-Oct-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Superflares From Young Red Dwarf Stars Imperil Planets

Violent outbursts of seething gas from young red dwarf stars may make conditions uninhabitable on the planets that orbit them. Scientists found that flares from the youngest red dwarfs they surveyed are much more energetic than when the stars are...
18-Oct-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How to Weigh a Black Hole Using NASA’s Webb Space Telescope

Astronomers will use NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to measure the mass of the black hole at the center of galaxy NGC 4151.
17-Oct-2018 10:00 AM 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?

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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