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Saturn's Rings Shine in New Hubble Portrait

Saturn's signature rings are still as stunning as ever. The second in the yearly series, this Hubble Space Telescope image taken on June 20, 2019, is part of the Outer Planets Atmospheres Legacy (OPAL) project.
12-Sep-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Where Are New Stars Born? NASA's Webb Telescope Will Investigate

Though our Milky Way galaxy continues to churn out the equivalent of one Sun every year, in the past, that rate was up to one hundred times greater. To understand how stars like our Sun formed, we need to look back billions of years into the past....
21-Aug-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble's New Portrait of Jupiter

This new Hubble Space Telescope view of Jupiter, taken on June 27, 2019, reveals the giant planet's trademark Great Red Spot, and a more intense color palette in the clouds swirling in Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere than seen in previous years.
8-Aug-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hubble Uncovers 'Heavy Metal' Exoplanet Shaped Like a Football

Hubble Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph observations reveal magnesium and iron gas streaming from WASP-121b. These Hubble PanCET survey findings represent the first time that so-called heavy-metals--elements heavier than hydrogen and...
1-Aug-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Hubble Constant Measurement Adds to Mystery of Universe's Expansion Rate

In a new paper accepted for publication in The Astrophysical Journal, University of Chicago astronomer Wendy Freedman and her team announced a new measurement of the Hubble constant using a kind of star known as a red giant. Their new observations,...
16-Jul-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hubble Uncovers Black Hole Disk that Shouldn't Exist

Peering deep into the heart of the majestic spiral galaxy NGC 3147, Hubble researchers uncovered a swirling gas disk precariously close to a black hole weighing about 250 million times the mass of our Sun. The surprise is that they thought the black...
11-Jul-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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What Makes a Good Planet Turn Bad? Find Out in Latest "Habitable Zone" Video

What can turn a seemingly perfect ocean-rich planet into an uninhabitable desert wasteland? Two future space explorers aim to find out in "The Habitable Zone: Scorched Earth Enigma," a science-grounded sci-fi video from the NASA's Universe of...
9-Jul-2019 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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STScI to Design Science Operations for New Panoramic Space Telescope

NASA has awarded a contract to the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland, for the Science Operations Center (SOC) of the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission. WFIRST is a NASA observatory designed to...
2-Jul-2019 5:00 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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