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Galaxy Blazes with New Stars Born from Close Encounter

This Hubble Space Telescope image of the irregular galaxy NGC 4485 shows all signs of the galaxy having been involved in a hit-and-run accident with its larger galactic neighbor.
16-May-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Astronomers Assemble Wide View of the Evolving Universe

Astronomers have assembled an image containing about 265,000 galaxies that stretch back through 13.3 billion years of time. Called the Hubble Legacy Field, the snapshot represents the largest and most comprehensive “history book” of galaxies...
2-May-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Mystery of the Universe's Expansion Rate Widens with New Hubble Data

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope say they have crossed an important threshold in revealing a discrepancy between the two key techniques for measuring the universe's expansion rate. The recent study strengthens the case that new...
25-Apr-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Celebrates 29th Anniversary with a Colorful Look at the Southern Crab Nebula

In celebration of the 29th anniversary of the launch of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers captured this festive, colorful look at the tentacled Southern Crab Nebula.
18-Apr-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A “Jellyfish” Galaxy Swims Into View of NASA’s Upcoming Webb Telescope

As the spiral galaxy ESO 137-001 plunges into a galaxy cluster, gas is being pulled off of it as though it faced a cosmic headwind. Within that gas, stars are forming to create the appearance of giant, blue tentacle-like streamers. Astronomers,...
18-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NASA Awards 2019 Postdoctoral Fellowships

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,...
4-Apr-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hubble Watches Spun-up Asteroid Coming Apart

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, all-sky surveys, and several other ground- and space-based telescopes, an international team of astronomers watching asteroid (6478) Gault say it has spun up so fast that its ejected dusty material formed two long,...
28-Mar-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NASA’s Webb to Explore Galaxies from Cosmic Dawn to Present Day

How did the first galaxies in the universe form, and did they make the universe transparent to light? How did later galaxies produce and disperse into the universe the heavier elements that are the building blocks of stars, planets, and even humans?...
21-Mar-2019 3:05 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?

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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