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Simulations Show Webb Telescope Can Reveal Distant Galaxies Hidden in Quasars’ Glare

A new theoretical study examines how well NASA’s upcoming James Webb Space Telescope, slated for launch in 2021, will be able to separate the light of host galaxies from the bright central quasar. The researchers find that Webb could detect host...
14-Oct-2020 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Watches Exploding Star Fade into Oblivion

Hubble Space Telescope images have been assembled into a time-lapse video of an exploding star fading into oblivion inside a distant galaxy. The video compresses one-year's worth of observations into seconds. When it exploded the supernova was as...
1-Oct-2020 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NASA's Webb Telescope Will Explore the Cores of Merging Galaxies

Merging galaxies often appear lit up like a fireworks display. The meeting of their gas flows accelerates star formation and feeds their central black holes. However, much of this activity, particularly where they are interacting, is shrouded by...
23-Sep-2020 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hubble Captures Crisp New Portrait of Jupiter's Storms

More massive than all the other planets combined, Jupiter truly is the king of our solar system. The swirling clouds, arranged in colorful, banded structures, change from year to year. The rich colors are produced by trace compounds in Jupiter’s...
17-Sep-2020 1:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

STScI to Host Science Writers’ Workshop on the Roman Space Telescope

On Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, journalists are invited to attend a virtual workshop for science writers on NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, hosted by the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland. This workshop will...
15-Sep-2020 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hubble Observations Suggest a Missing Ingredient in Dark Matter Theories

Astronomers using Hubble and the VLT have found that something may be missing from the theories of how dark matter behaves. This missing ingredient may explain why they have uncovered an unexpected discrepancy between observations of the dark matter...
10-Sep-2020 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hubble Maps a Giant Halo Around the Andromeda Galaxy

In a comprehensive study of the gaseous halo of the Andromeda galaxy, Hubble astronomers have mapped this tenuous plasma, finding that it has a layered structure, with two distinct, nested shells of gas. They also found that it extends 1.3 million...
27-Aug-2020 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Snaps Close-Up of Celebrity Comet NEOWISE

Whether it’s a surprise asteroid, colorful aurora or a heart-stopping eclipse, the landscape of the night sky is constantly changing. When a new visitor appears in view, it’s guaranteed to grab the attention of professional astronomers and...
21-Aug-2020 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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