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Hubble Uncovers Never Before Seen Features Around a Neutron Star

Astronomers using Hubble's near-infrared vision to look at nearby neutron star RX J0806.4-4123 were.surprised to see a gush of infrared light coming from a region around the neutron star. That infrared light might come from an 18-billion-mile-across...
17-Sep-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Goes Wide To Seek Out Far-Flung Galaxies

A new Hubble observing campaign, called BUFFALO, will boldly expand the space telescope's view into regions adjacent to huge galaxy clusters previously photographed by the Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes under a program called Frontier Fields.
13-Sep-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Success in Critical Communications Tests for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

When NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is en route to and in orbit nearly a million miles from Earth, continuous communications with its Mission Operations Center (MOC) in Baltimore will be essential. Recently, at the Space Telescope Science...
5-Sep-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hubble Paints Picture of the Evolving Universe

Astronomers have just assembled one of the most comprehensive portraits yet of the universe’s evolutionary history, based on a broad spectrum of observations by the Hubble Space Telescope and other space and ground-based telescopes. This photo...
16-Aug-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Astronomers Uncover New Clues to the Star that Wouldn’t Die

Based on new data, researchers suggest that it takes more than a massive outburst to destroy the mammoth star Eta Carinae. The 1840s eruption may have been triggered by a prolonged stellar brawl among three rowdy sibling stars, which destroyed one...
2-Aug-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Saturn and Mars Team Up to Make Their Closest Approaches to Earth in 2018

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has photographed Saturn and Mars near their closest approaches to Earth in June and July 2018. It’s now summertime in Saturn’s northern hemisphere and springtime in Mars’ southern hemisphere. The Hubble images...
26-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hubble and Gaia Team Up to Fuel Cosmic Conundrum

Using the Hubble and Gaia space observatories, astronomers have made the most precise measurements to date of the expansion of space, which may suggest reworking our understanding of the physics of the universe.
12-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NASA’s Webb Space Telescope to Inspect Atmospheres of Gas Giant Exoplanets

In April 2018, NASA launched the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). Its main goal is to locate Earth-sized planets and larger “super-Earths” orbiting nearby stars for further study. One of the most powerful tools that will examine...
11-Jul-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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