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Hubble Finds Best Evidence for Elusive Mid-Sized Black Hole

A team of astronomers have found the best evidence yet that the culprit in a stellar homicide is a mid-sized black hole, the long-sought "missing link" in the black hole family. Multiple lines of evidence pointed to the elusive type of black hole,...
31-Mar-2020 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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NASA Awards Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2020

NASA has selected 24 new Fellows for its prestigious NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP). The program enables outstanding postdoctoral scientists to pursue independent research in any area of NASA Astrophysics, using theory, observation,...
25-Mar-2020 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Quasar Tsunamis Rip Across Galaxies

A team of astronomers using Hubble have found the most energetic outflows ever witnessed in the universe. These outflows emanate from quasars and tear across interstellar space like tsunamis, wreaking havoc on the galaxies in which the quasars live.
19-Mar-2020 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Slime Mold Simulations Used to Map the Dark Matter Holding the Universe Together

A team of researchers designed a computer algorithm based on slime mold behavior to generate a filamentary map of the universe, which they then confirmed with archival observations from the Hubble Space Telescope.
10-Mar-2020 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Examining the Ice Giants with NASA's Webb Telescope

Shortly after its lauch in 2021, a team of scientists will train NASA's James Webb Space Telescope on the upper atmospheres of our solar system's mysterious ice giants, Uranus and Neptune.
26-Feb-2020 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Hubble Team Wins the 2020 Michael Collins Trophy

The operations people behind the Space Telescope's 30 years of breakthrough science are honored by the National Air and Space Museum.
21-Feb-2020 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Beyond the Brim, Sombrero Galaxy's Halo Suggests a Turbulent Past

Hubble Space Telescope observations suggest that the broad "brim" of the Sombrero galaxy may conceal a turbulent past. Clues to a rough-and tumble history lie in the galaxy's extended halo.
20-Feb-2020 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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NASA’s Webb Will Seek Atmospheres around Potentially Habitable Exoplanets

The TRAPPIST-1 system of exoplanets holds exciting possibilities in the search for potentially habitable worlds. In this system an ultra-cool star is orbited by seven rocky, Earth-sized worlds, three of which are in the “Goldilocks” zone where...
5-Feb-2020 10:05 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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