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by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Credit for CTIO Image:* N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: A close-up look at the peak of one of these "pillars of creation" reveals unequivocal evidence that stars are being born inside the columns. A pencil-like streamer of gas shoots out in both directions from the pillar and plows into surrounding gas like a fire hose hitting a wall of sand. The jet is being launched from a newly forming star hidden inside the column. A similar jet appears near the bottom of the image. These stellar jets are a common signature of the birth...
Topics: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/i/
NASA Images
by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
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Colorful Stars Galore Inside Globular Star Cluster Omega Centauri NASA's Hubble Space Telescope snapped this panoramic view of a colorful assortment of 100,000 stars residing in the crowded core of a giant star cluster. The image reveals a small region inside the massive globular cluster Omega Centauri, which boasts nearly 10 million stars. Globular clusters, ancient swarms of stars united by gravity, are the homesteaders of our Milky Way galaxy. The stars in Omega Centauri are between 10...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What -- Centaurus, What --...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/multimedia/ero/ero_omega_centauri.html
NASA Images
by *Photo Credit:* T.A.Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage, NRAO/AUI/NSF and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF) and B.A.Wolpa (NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF)
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*Description*: This wide-field image of the Eagle Nebula was taken at the National Science Foundation's 0.9-meter telescope on Kitt Peak with the NOAO Mosaic CCD camera. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Whirlpool Galaxy, M51, NGC 5194/5 Object Description: Face-on Spiral Galaxy with Companion Position (J2000): R.A. 13h 29m 52.37s Dec. +47° 11' 40.8" Constellation: Canes Venatici Distance: About 31 million light-years (9.6 Megaparsecs) Dimensions: This...
Topics: M16, Eagle Nebula, NGC 6611, IC 4703, What -- Constellation, What -- Canes Venatici, What -- Hubble...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/12/image/x/
NASA Images
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Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/359/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/12/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/17/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-1999-14d
Topic: What -- Moon
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/14/image/d/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ] and A. Schaller (for STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: This artist's concept shows a view across a mysterious disk of young, blue stars encircling a supermassive black hole at the core of the neighboring Andromeda Galaxy (M31). The region around the black hole is barely visible at the center of the disk. The background stars are the typical older, redder population of stars that inhabit the cores of most galaxies. Spectroscopic observations by the Hubble Space Telescope reveal that the blue light consists of more than 400 stars that...
Topics: NGC 224, M31, Andromeda Galaxy, What -- Andromeda, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/26/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ], J. Hester and P. Scowen (Arizona State University)
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*Description*: This eerie, dark structure, resembling an imaginary sea serpent's head, is a column of cool molecular hydrogen gas (two atoms of hydrogen in each molecule) and dust that is an incubator for new stars. The stars are embedded inside finger-like protrusions extending from the top of the nebula. Each "fingertip" is somewhat larger than our own solar system. The pillar is slowly eroding away by the ultraviolet light from nearby hot stars, a process called...
Topics: M16, Eagle Nebula, NGC 6611, What -- Constellation, What -- Serpens, What -- Hubble Space Telescope...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/44/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Credit for CTIO Image:* N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: A towering "mountain" of cold hydrogen gas laced with dust is the site of new star formation in the Carina Nebula. The great gas pillar is being eroded by the ultraviolet radiation from the hottest newborn stars in the nebula. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372 Object Description: Emission Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 44m Dec. -59° 53' Constellation: Carina Distance: Approximately...
Topics: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/h/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and A. Aloisi (Space Telescope Science Institute [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ] and European Space Agency [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], Baltimore, Md.)
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*Description*: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope quashed the possibility that what was previously believed to be a toddler galaxy in the nearby universe may actually be considered an adult. Called I Zwicky 18, this galaxy has a youthful appearance that resembles galaxies typically found only in the early universe. Hubble has now found faint, older stars within this galaxy, suggesting that the galaxy may have formed at the same time as most other galaxies. Hubble data also allowed astronomers for...
Topics: I Zw 18, I Zwicky 18, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Advanced Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/35/image/b/
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The small open star cluster Pismis 24 lies in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357 in Scorpius, about 8,000 light-years away from Earth. Some of the stars in this cluster are extremely massive and emit intense ultraviolet radiation. The brightest object in the picture is designated Pismis 24-1. It was once thought to weigh as much as 200 to 300 solar masses. This would not only have made it by far the most massive known star in the galaxy, but would have put it considerably above the...
Topics: What -- Scorpius, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/440664main_STScI-2006-54b-full_full.jpg
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*Description*: This color image of Saturn was taken with the HST's Wide Field and Planetary Camera (WF/PC) in the wide field mode at 8:25 A.M. EDT, August 26, 1990, when the planet was at a distance of 1.39 billion kilometers (860 million miles) from Earth. The color in the image is reconstructed by combining three different pictures, taken in blue, green and red light (4390, 5470 and 7180 angstroms). Image reconstruction techniques have been applied to yield greater spatial detail in the...
Topics: Saturn, What -- Saturn, What -- Earth, What -- Moon, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1990/11/image/a/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372 Object Description: Emission Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 44m Dec. -59° 53' Constellation: Carina Distance: Approximately 7,500 light-years (2,300 parsecs) Dimensions: This image is roughy 25 arcminutes (53 light-years or 16 parsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: This color image combines many exposures from Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys...
Topics: What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/l/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* Hubble data: NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and A. Zezas (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics); GALEX data: NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], JPL-Caltech, GALEX Team, J. Huchra et al. (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics); Spitzer data: NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/JPL/Caltech/Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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*Description*: This image combines data from the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) missions. The GALEX ultraviolet data were from the far-UV portion of the spectrum (135 to 175 nanometers). The Spitzer infrared data were taken with the IRAC 4 detector (8 microns). The Hubble data were taken at the blue portion of the spectrum. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: M81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy Object...
Topics: M81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Spitzer Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/19/image/j/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])
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*Description*: Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have obtained images of the strikingly unusual planetary nebula, NGC 6751. Glowing in the constellation Aquila like a giant eye, the nebula is a cloud of gas ejected several thousand years ago from the hot star visible in its center. "Planetary nebulae" are named after their round shapes as seen visually in small telescopes, and have nothing else to do with planets. They are shells of gas thrown off by stars of masses...
Topics: NGC 6751, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Aquila, What -- Sun,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/12/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* J. Bell (Cornell U.), P. James (U. Toledo), M. Wolff (SSI), A. Lubenow (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), J. Neubert (MIT/Cornell)
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*Description*: Frosty white water ice clouds and swirling orange dust storms above a vivid rusty landscape reveal Mars as a dynamic planet in this sharpest view ever obtained by an Earth-based telescope. NASA's Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope took the picture on June 26, when Mars was approximately 43 million miles (68 million km) from Earth ? the closest Mars has ever been to Earth since 1988. Hubble can see details as small as 10 miles (16 km) across. The colors have been carefully...
Topics: Mars, What -- Mars, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Polar, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/24/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* ‘¯_‘¯_ 2002 R. Gendler, Photo by R. Gendler
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*Description*: Image of M31 taken with a 12.5-inch Ritchey-Chr¯_¯_¯_tien telescope. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: M31, Andromeda Galaxy, NGC 224 Object Description: Sprial Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 00h 42m 44s.31 Dec. +41° 16' 09".4 Constellation: Andromeda Distance: About 2.5 million light-years (0.8 Megaparsecs) Dimensions: The WFPC2 image of M31's nucleus is 11.6 arcminutes (150 light-years or 46.5 parsecs) across. About the Data Science...
Topics: NGC 224, M31, Andromeda Galaxy, What -- Andromeda, What -- Constellation, What -- Planck, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/26/image/c/
NASA Images
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Saturn Object Description: Planet Distance: The semi-major axis of Saturn's orbit about the sun is 9.5 Astronomical Units (A.U.) or roughly 1.4 billion km. Dimensions: The planet (without rings) has a diameter of roughly 75,000 miles (120,000 km) at the equator. About the Data Data Description: The Hubble images and videos were created from HST data from proposal 6030: M. Tomasko and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona);...
Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Arizona
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/13/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* F. Summers (Space Telescope Science Institute [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), C. Mihos (Case Western Reserve University), L. Hernquist (Harvard University)
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*Description*: This image is a still frame from a standard video presentation (i.e., for television instead of a planetarium dome) of the galaxy collision scientific visualization. After a head-on collision, the galaxies' shapes are strongly disrupted. The tidal forces of gravity have created long plumes of material called 'tidal tails'. The central regions will relatively quickly fall back together and merge into a single remnant galaxy. Such a collision may occur for our Milky Way Galaxy and...
Topics: What -- Andromeda, Where -- Milky Way Galaxy
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/09/image/d/
NASA Images
by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
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Butterfly Emerges from Stellar Demise in Planetary Nebula NGC 6302 This celestial object looks like a delicate butterfly. But it is far from serene. What resemble dainty butterfly wings are actually roiling cauldrons of gas heated to more than 36,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The gas is tearing across space at more than 600,000 miles an hour -- fast enough to travel from Earth to the moon in 24 minutes! A dying star that was once about five times the mass of the Sun is at the center of this fury. It...
Topics: What -- FAST, What -- Earth, What -- Moon, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/multimedia/ero/ero_ngc6302.html
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Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/356/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/17/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/16/ ]
Topics: What -- Io, What -- Jupiter
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/13/image/d/
NASA Images
by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/10/video/c/still/1/ ]
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: V838 Monocerotis Object Description: Nova-like object Position (J2000): R.A. 07h 04m 05s Dec. ?03° 50' 50" Constellation: Monoceros Distance: The star is ~20,000 light-years (~6 kiloparsecs) away. Dimensions: Each individual image is 82 arcseconds (7.8 light-years or 2.4 parsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: These data are from the HST archived proposals 9587, 9588, and 9694. The science team is composed of...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Monoceros, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Arizona
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/10/video/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ] AVL
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Technical facts about this news release: About this Object Object Name: Mz 3; Menzel 3, The "Ant Nebula" Object Description: Planetary Nebula Position (J2000): R.A. 16h 17m 17.35s Dec. -51° 59' 00" Constellation: Norma Distance: About 900 pc (3000 light-years) Dimensions: The object is roughly 1 arcminute or 0.5 pc (1.6 light-years) long. About the Data Instrument: WFPC2 Exposure Dates: July 20, 1997; June 30, 1998 Exposure Time: 1.7 hours Filters: Red F673N [S II] Green F658N...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Norma, What -- Sun, Where -- Washington
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/05/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* C. Robert O'Dell and Kerry P. Handron (Rice University), NASA
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*Description*: These gigantic, tadpole-shaped objects are probably the result of a dying star's last gasps. Dubbed "cometary knots" because their glowing heads and gossamer tails resemble comets, the gaseous objects probably were formed during a star's final stages of life. Hubble astronomer C. Robert O'Dell and graduate student Kerry P. Handron of Rice University in Houston, Texas discovered thousands of these knots with the Hubble Space Telescope while exploring the Helix nebula,...
Topics: Helix Nebula, What -- COMETS, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1996/13/image/b/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Jupiter Object Description: Planet Diameter: The planet has a diameter of roughly 89,000 (143,000 km) at the equator. Average Distance The semi-major axis of Jupiter's orbit about the Sun is 5.2 astronomical units or roughly 483 million miles (778 million km). About the Data Instrument: WFPC2 Exposure Date(s): February 13, 17, 18, 1995 Exposure Time: 55 minutes Filters: F410N (StrÔø_Ôø_Ôø_mgren v), F555W...
Topics: What -- Jupiter, What -- Sun, Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Where -- Ames Research...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/18/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and K. Noll (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])
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*Description*: This image, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows the colorful "last hurrah" of a star like our Sun. The star is ending its life by casting off its outer layers of gas, which formed a cocoon around the star's remaining core. Ultraviolet light from the dying star makes the material glow. The burned-out star, called a white dwarf, is the white dot in the center. Our Sun will eventually burn out and shroud itself with stellar debris, but not for another 5 billion...
Topics: NGC 2440, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- Uranus, What -- Neptune, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/09/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* H. Bond (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of planetary nebula NGC 7027 shows remarkable new details of the process by which a star like the Sun dies. New features include: faint, blue, concentric shells surrounding the nebula; an extensive network of red dust clouds throughout the bright inner region; and the hot central white dwarf, visible as a white dot at the center. The nebula is a record of the star's final death throes. Initially the ejection of the star's outer layers, when...
Topics: NGC 7027, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What -- Constellation,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1996/05/image/a/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Tycho Supernova, SN1572 Object Description: Supernova Remnant Position (J2000): R.A. 00h 25m 08s.07 Dec. +64° 09' 55".7 Constellation: Cassiopeia Distance: 9,800 light-years (3 kiloparsecs) About the Data Data Description: This image was created from HST observations from the following proposal: 9729: P. Ruiz-Lapuente (Univ. of Barcelona), A. Burrows (Univ. of Arizona), R. Canal (Univ. of Barcelona), R. Chornock Univ....
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Cassiopeia, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Arizona,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/34/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* J. Gallagher (University of Wisconsin), M. Mountain (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), and P. Puxley (National Science Foundation)
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*Description*: To celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's 16 years of success, the two space agencies involved in the project, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), are releasing this image of the magnificent starburst galaxy, Messier 82 (M82). This mosaic image is the sharpest wide-angle view ever obtained of M82. The galaxy is remarkable for its bright blue disk, webs of shredded clouds, and fiery-looking plumes of glowing hydrogen blasting out of its central regions. Throughout the...
Topics: M82, NGC 3034, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/14/image/a/
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by *Credit:* ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ] and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept Extrasolar planet HD 209458b transits its parent star in 1999. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: HD 209458 Object Description: Host Star to Transiting Planet HD 209458b Position (J2000): R.A. 22h 03m 10.8s Dec. +18° 53' 04.0'' Constellation: Pegasus Distance From Earth: 46 parsecs (150 light-years) _________________________________________ Object Name: HD 209458b Object Description: Extrasolar Planet Transiting HD 209458...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Pegasus, What -- Earth, What -- Jupiter, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/08/video/g/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], Andrew Fruchter and the ERO Team [Sylvia Baggett (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), Richard Hook (ST-ECF), Zoltan Levay (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])]
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*Description*: In its first glimpse of the heavens following the successful December 1999 servicing mission, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a majestic view of a planetary nebula, the glowing remains of a dying, Sun-like star. This stellar relic, first spied by William Herschel in 1787, is nicknamed the "Eskimo" Nebula (NGC 2392) because, when viewed through ground-based telescopes, it resembles a face surrounded by a fur parka. In this Hubble telescope image, the...
Topics: Eskimo Nebula, NGC 2392, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- FAST, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/07/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ], NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], J.-P. Kneib (Caltech/Observatoire Midi-Pyr‘¯_‘¯_‘¯_n‘¯_‘¯_‘¯_es) and R. Ellis (Caltech)
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*Description*: Galaxy cluster Abell 2218 is acting as a powerful lens, magnifying all galaxies lying behind the cluster core. The lensed galaxies are all stretched along the cluster's center and some of them are multiply imaged. Those multiple images usually appear as a pair of images with a third ? generally fainter ? counter image, as is the case for the very distant object. The color of the lensed galaxies is a function of their distances and types. The orange arc is an elliptical galaxy at...
Topics: Abell 2218, What -- Constellation, What -- Draco, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- ST 1
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/08/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team, (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) and A. Riess (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: Looking like a child's pinwheel ready to be set a spinning by a gentle breeze, this dramatic spiral galaxy is one of the latest viewed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Stunning details of the face-on spiral galaxy, cataloged as NGC 1309, are captured in this color image. Recent observations of the galaxy taken in visible and infrared light come together in a colorful depiction of many of the galaxy's features. Bright blue areas of star formation pepper the spiral arms, while...
Topics: NGC 1309, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/07/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* Y.-H. Chu (UIUC), S. Kulkarni (Caltech), and R. Rothschild (UCSD)
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*Description*: Resembling the puffs of smoke and sparks from a summer fireworks display in this image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, these delicate filaments are actually sheets of debris from a stellar explosion in a neighboring galaxy. Hubble's target was a supernova remnant within the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a nearby, small companion galaxy to the Milky Way visible from the southern hemisphere. Denoted N 49, or DEM L 190, this remnant is from a massive star that died in a...
Topics: LMC N 49, DEM L 190, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Visible Light, What -- Earth,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/20/image/a/
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This magnificent image from NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes shows the Orion Nebula in an explosion of infrared, ultraviolet, and visible-light colors. It was 'painted' by hundreds of baby stars on a canvas of gas and dust, with intense ultraviolet light and strong stellar winds as brushes. At the heart of the nebula, in the brightest part of the image, is a group of four monstrously massive stars, collectively called the Trapezium. Located 1,500 light-years from Earth, the Orion...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Orion, What -- Visible Light, What -- Earth
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/440596main_STScI-2006-01q-full_full.jpg
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and A. Nota (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ])
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*Description*: This is a Hubble Space Telescope view of one of the most dynamic and intricately detailed star-forming regions in space, located 210,000 light-years away in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way. At the center of the region is a brilliant star cluster called NGC 346. A dramatic structure of arched, ragged filaments with a distinct ridge surrounds the cluster. A torrent of radiation from the cluster's hot stars eats into denser areas creating a...
Topics: NGC 346, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Discovery, What -- Magellan, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/35/image/a/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and the Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) - ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]/Hubble Collaboration
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*Description*: This new image taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope depicts bright, blue, newly formed stars that are blowing a cavity in the center of a star-forming region in the Small Magellanic Cloud. At the heart of the star-forming region, lies star cluster NGC 602. The high-energy radiation blazing out from the hot young stars is sculpting the inner edge of the outer portions of the nebula, slowly eroding it away and eating into the material beyond. The diffuse outer reaches of the...
Topics: NGC 602, N90, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- TRACE, What -- Constellation, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/04/image/a/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and Z. Levay (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: This image shows a time sequence of Hubble Space Telescope images of the light echo around V838 Mon, taken between May 2002 and October 2004. All six pictures were taken with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys using filters sensitive to blue, visible, and infrared wavelengths. The apparent expansion of the light echo, as light from the early 2002 outburst of V838 Mon propagates outward into the surrounding dust, is clearly shown. All of the images are shown at the same scale....
Topics: V838 Monocerotis, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/02/image/g/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: M31, NGC 224, Andromeda Galaxy Object Description: Spiral Galaxy in Local Group Position (J2000): R.A. 00h 46m 08.14s Dec. +40° 42' 36.36" Constellation: Andromeda Distance: About 2.5 million light-years (0.8 Megaparsecs) Dimensions: The image is roughly 3.1 arcminutes (2,300 light-years or 710 parsecs) across. About the Data Data Description: These data are from the HST proposal 9453 by T.M. Brown, H.C. Ferguson, E....
Topics: What -- Andromeda, What -- Constellation, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- ESO, Where...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/15/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* Kavan Ratnatunga (Carnegie Mellon Univ.) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*HST 18078+4600*: is a blue arc caused by the gravitational potential of a small group of 4 galaxies. Object Name: HST 18078+4600 Image Type: Astronomical Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/354/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/16/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/22/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-1999-18k
Topic: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/18/image/k/
NASA Images
by *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* N. Scoville (Caltech) and T. Rector (NOAO)
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*Description*: New images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are helping researchers view in unprecedented detail the spiral arms and dust clouds of a nearby galaxy, which are the birth sites of massive and luminous stars. The Whirlpool galaxy, M51, has been one of the most photogenic galaxies in amateur and professional astronomy. Easily photographed and viewed by smaller telescopes, this celestial beauty is studied extensively in a range of wavelengths by large ground- and space-based...
Topics: M51, The Whirlpool Galaxy, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Wide Field Planetary...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/10/image/a/
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept Simulation of the formation of the galaxy known as "The Mice." The simulation depicts the merger of two spiral galaxies, pausing and rotating at the stage resembling the Hubble Space Telescope Advanced Camera for Surveys image of "The Mice," dissolving to that image, and continuing on to finish the merger. *Simulation By:*: Josh Barnes (University of Hawaii) and John Hibbard (National Radio Astronomy Observatory) Technical facts about this...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Constellation,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/11/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ], S. Beckwith (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) and the HUDF Team
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*Description*: Galaxies, galaxies everywhere - as far as NASA's Hubble Space Telescope can see. This view of nearly 10,000 galaxies is the deepest visible-light image of the cosmos. Called the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, this galaxy-studded view represents a "deep" core sample of the universe, cutting across billions of light-years. The snapshot includes galaxies of various ages, sizes, shapes, and colors. The smallest, reddest galaxies, about 100, may be among the most distant known,...
Topics: Hubble Ultra Deep Field, HUDF, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Visible Light, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/07/image/a/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], Mauro Giavalisco, Lexi Moustakas, Peter Capak, Len Cowie and the GOODS Team.
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*Description*: This picture shows a comparison of images of the same region of the sky obtained with the Hubble Space Telescope Advanced Camera for Surveys (right) and the Subaru 8 meter telescope's Supreme camera. The region is an area from the GOODS North field. Both images are color composites obtained by combining three monochromatic images taken through blue, visible and infrared filters. The "seeing" of an astronomical object is a parameter that measures the sharpness of...
Topics: Hubble Ultra Deep Field, HUDF, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/07/image/o/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], D.R. Ardila (JHU), D.A. Golimowski (JHU), J.E. Krist (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/JPL), M. Clampin (NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/GSFC), J.P. Williams (UH/IfA), J.P. Blakeslee (JHU), H.C. Ford (JHU), G.F. Hartig (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), G.D. Illingworth (UCO-Lick) and the ACS Science Team
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*Description*: This is a false-color view of a planetary debris disk encircling the star HD 107146, a yellow dwarf star very similar to our Sun, though it is much younger (between 30 and 250 million years old, compared to the almost 5 billion years age of the Sun). The star is 88 light-years away from Earth. This is the only disk to have been imaged around a star so much like our own. The slight difference in brightness on one side of the disk is due to the fact that small dust particles...
Topics: HD 107146, What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What -- Neptune, What -- Constellation, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/33/image/c/
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by *Video Credit:* Ken Lanzetta, Astronomer (SUNY)
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*Description*:> James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be looking at early stars and galaxies. This animation is a fly through the Hubble Space Telescope's remarkable image of the Hubble Deep Field. More than 2,000 galaxies are shown in three-dimensional space according to their redshift. This is an example of the scientific technologies that will be revealed through the infrared spectrum that JWST will be looking in for scientific discoveries. Technical facts about this news release: Back...
Topic: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/27/video/c/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Uranus; Neptune Object Description: Planets Distance: The semi-major axis of Uranus's orbit about the sun is 19.18 Astronomical Units (A.U.) or roughly 2.9 billion km. The semi-major axis of Neptune's orbit about the Sun is 30.06 Astronomical Units (A.U.) or roughly 4.5 billion km. Dimensions: Uranus (without rings) has a diameter of roughly 32,000 miles (51,000 km) at the equator.Neptune has a diameter of roughly 30,800...
Topics: What -- Uranus, What -- Neptune, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Texas,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/05/image/f/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: V838 Monocerotis Object Description: Nova-like variable star and surrounding light echo Position (J2000): R.A. 07h 04m 04.8s Dec. -03° 50' 50" Constellation: Monoceros Distance: The star is ~20,000 light-years (~6 kiloparsecs) away. Dimensions: This image is 2.5 arcminutes (14 light-years or 4.5 parsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: This image was created from HST data from the following proposals:10618 and...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Monoceros, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Arizona,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/50/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* T.A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage and WIYN/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: This wide-field view of the star-forming region NGC 281 in the constellation Cassiopeia was taken with the WIYN 0.9-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, AZ. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Description: Bok Globules in NGC 281 Position (J2000): R.A. 00h 53m 04s.59 Dec. +56° 38' 18".01 Constellation: Cassiopeia Distance: 9,500 light-years (2.9 kiloparsecs) Dimensions: This image is roughly 2.4 arcminutes (6.5...
Topics: NGC 281, What -- Constellation, What -- Cassiopeia, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/13/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], T. Megeath (University of Toledo) and M. Robberto (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: A new image from NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes looks more like an abstract painting than a cosmic snapshot. The magnificent masterpiece shows the Orion nebula in an explosion of infrared, ultraviolet and visible-light colors. It was "painted" by hundreds of baby stars on a canvas of gas and dust, with intense ultraviolet light and strong stellar winds as brushes. At the heart of the artwork is a set of four monstrously massive stars, collectively called the...
Topics: NGC 1976, M42, Orion Nebula, What -- Spitzer Space Telescope, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST),...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/01/image/q/
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by *Credit:* M. Longair (Cambridge University, England), NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], and NRAO
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*Description*: These Hubble Space Telescope images, combined with radio maps produced by the Very Large Array Radio Interferometer (blue contour lines), show surprisingly varied and intricate structures of gas and stars that suggest the mechanisms powering radio galaxies are more complex than thought previously. The bizarre, never before seen detail may be a combination of light from massive star forming regions, small satellite dwarf galaxies, and bow shocks caused by jets of hot gas blasted...
Topics: 3C324, 3C265, 3C368, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Very Large Array, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/30/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team
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*Description*: Close inspection of the 2006 Hubble Space Telescope color mosaic of the Orion Nebula (M42) reveals numerous treasures that reside within the nearby, intense star- forming region. Southwest of the Trapezium stars located in the center of the nebula, a stunning Hubble Heritage portrait captures a variety of intricate objects. Deeply contrasting areas of light and dark blend with a palette of colors mix to form rich swirls and fluid motions that would make even the best artists...
Topics: NGC 1976, M42, Orion Nebula, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Orion, What -- Visible...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/01/image/i/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Credit for CTIO Image:* N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: This Hubble Space Telescope view of the central region of the Carina Nebula reveals a violent maelstrom of star birth. The fantasy-like landscape of the nebula is sculpted by the intense pressure of starlight from monster stars and their accompanying star clusters, as well as the hydrodynamics of their stellar winds of charged particles. [Top] ? An approximately one-light-year tall "pillar" of cold hydrogen towers above the wall of the molecular cloud. The...
Topics: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Carina, What -- Advanced...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/c/
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HST SM4 operations building at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. Copyright å_å© 2008. No commercial use permitted. All Rights Reserved.Credit: NASA/Michael Soluri
Topics: Building 9 at Goddard Space Flight Center, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/1_BldgNineHST.html
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/14/video/c/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/14/video/c/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/14/video/c/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> Stars are crammed into tiny but massive star clusters that congregate by the dozens to form super star clusters in the core of M82. Panning across the elliptical center, bright patches of star clumps, dust lanes and individual star clusters are resolved in these sharp Hubble images. Travel down fiery-looking plumes of glowing hydrogen blasting out of the central nucleus to complete the journey. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: M82, NGC...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major, Where -- M82,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/14/video/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and A. Feild (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: This dramatic image offers a peek inside a cavern of roiling dust and gas where thousands of stars are forming. The image, taken by the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, represents the sharpest view ever taken of this region, called the Orion Nebula. More than 3,000 stars of various sizes appear in this image. Some of the stars have never been seen in visible light. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Orion...
Topics: NGC 1976, M42, Orion Nebula, What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Hubble Space Telescope...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/01/image/m/
Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/531/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1994/53/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/03/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-1994-39d
Topic: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1994/39/image/d/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* Dana Berry, ST ScI Astronomy Visualization Laboratory
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*Description*: This artist's illustration shows three steps in the merger of a pair of white dwarf stars. The illustration depicts how planets may form around massive white dwarfs and is based upon theoretical studies by astronomers Mario Livio, Jim Pringle, and Rex Saffer of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD. At least half of the stars in our Milky Way galaxy are double star systems. During their evolution such systems may undergo a phase in which the cores of the two...
Topics: What -- REX, What -- Earth, What -- Sun, Where -- Milky Way Galaxy
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1992/18/image/a/
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by *Credits:* S. Terebey (Extrasolar Research Corp.) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: This NASA Hubble Telescope near-infrared image of newborn binary stars (image center) reveals a long thin nebula pointing toward a faint companion object (bottom left) which could be the first extrasolar planet to be imaged directly. The brightest objects in the image are the binary protostars, which illuminate an extended cloud of gas and dust (image center) from which the stars formed. So much dust surrounds these protostars that they are virtually invisible at optical...
Topics: TMR-1C, What -- Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS), What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/19/image/a/
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Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/311/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/21/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/20/ ] What is an American Astronomical Society Meeting release? A major news announcement issued at an American Astronomical Society meeting, the premier astronomy conference. Back to top [ #top ] *News Release...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/22/image/c/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: B1620-26 in M4 (NGC 6121) Object Description: Pulsar with Companion in Globular Cluster Position (J2000): R.A. 16h 23m 35.4s Dec. -26° 31' 31.9" Constellation: Scorpius Distance: M4 is roughly 5,600 light-years (1,720 parsecs) from the Earth. About the Data Data Description: Data for this release was taken from HST proposals 5461 and 8679 together with archived observations from HST proposal 8153. The full team...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Scorpius, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/19/image/f/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ], J. Hester and P. Scowen (Arizona State University)
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*Description*: This eerie, dark structure, resembling an imaginary sea serpent's head, is a column of cool molecular hydrogen gas (two atoms of hydrogen in each molecule) and dust that is an incubator for new stars. The stars are embedded inside finger-like protrusions extending from the top of the nebula. Each "fingertip" is somewhat larger than our own solar system. The pillar is slowly eroding away by the ultraviolet light from nearby hot stars, a process called...
Topics: M16, Eagle Nebula, NGC 6611, What -- Constellation, What -- Serpens, What -- Hubble Space Telescope...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/44/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* J.C. Howk (Johns Hopkins University) and B.D. Savage (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
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*Description*: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has snapped this remarkable view of a perfectly "edge-on" galaxy, NGC 4013. This new Hubble picture reveals with exquisite detail huge clouds of dust and gas extending along, as well as far above, the galaxy's main disk. NGC 4013 is a spiral galaxy, similar to our own Milky Way, lying some 55 million light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Ursa Major. Viewed pole-on, it would look like a nearly circular pinwheel, but...
Topics: NGC 4013, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/07/image/a/
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by * Illustration:*: NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and K. Cordes (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope snapped this portrait of Mars within minutes of the planet's closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years. This image was made from a series of exposures taken between 5:35 a.m. and 6:20 a.m. EDT Aug. 27 with Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2. In this picture, the red planet is 34,647,420 miles (55,757,930 km) from Earth. This sharp, natural-color view of Mars reveals several prominent Martian features, including the largest volcano in...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Mars, What -- Earth, What -- Camera 2, What -- Polar,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/08/image/b/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Uranus Object Description: Planet Distance: The semi-major axis of Uranus's orbit about the sun is 19.18 Astronomical Units (A.U.) or roughly 2.9 billion km. Dimensions: Uranus (without rings) has a diameter of roughly 32,000 miles (51,000 km) at the equator. About the Data Data Description: This image was created from HST data from the following proposal 10805: PI: L. Sromovsky (University of Wisconsin, Madison), H. Hammel...
Topics: What -- Uranus, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Wisconsin, Where --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/47/image/b/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and the Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])-ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]/Hubble Collaboration *Acknowledgment:* R. Chandar (University of Toledo) and J. Miller (University of Michigan)
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*Description*: Resembling festive lights on a holiday wreath, this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of the nearby spiral galaxy M74 is an iconic reminder of the impending season. Bright knots of glowing gas light up the spiral arms, indicating a rich environment of star formation. Messier 74, also called NGC 628, is a stunning example of a "grand-design" spiral galaxy that is viewed by Earth observers nearly face-on. Its perfectly symmetrical spiral arms emanate from the central...
Topics: M74, NGC 628, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Constellation, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/41/image/a/
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by *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: Previously unseen details of a mysterious, complex structure within the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372) are revealed by this image of the "Keyhole Nebula," obtained with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The picture is a montage assembled from four different April 1999 telescope pointings with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, which used six different color filters. The picture is dominated by a large, approximately circular feature, which is part of the Keyhole Nebula,...
Topics: Carina Nebula, C 3372, What -- Carina, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Wide Field...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/06/image/a/
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by *Credit:* Alexander Arapantonis for Sky-Skan, Inc., Frank Summers (Space Telescope Science Institute [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), Chris Mihos (Case Western Reserve University), Lars Hernquist (Harvard University)
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*Description*: This architectural rendering shows a cut-away view of the renovated Einstein Planetarium at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air & Space Museum. Part of the planetarium dome has been removed to show the interior layout and the galaxy collision scientific visualization projected onto the dome. The acompanying sample frame is shown as it would be projected for the planetarium audience. The galaxy collision stretches across the dome and surrounds the viewer in the...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/09/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], J. Bell (Cornell U.) and M. Wolff (SSI) *Additional image processing and analysis support from:*: K. Noll and A. Lubenow (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]); M. Hubbard (Cornell U.); R. Morris (NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/JSC); P. James (U. Toledo); S. Lee (U. Colorado); and T. Clancy, B. Whitney and G. Videen (SSI); and Y. Shkuratov (Kharkov U.)
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*Description*: This is an illustration of how the night sky might look to a dweller in the core of galaxy NGC 4261, which harbors an 800-light-year-wide disk of dust and 1.2 billion-solar-mass black hole. This imaginary view is from a hypothetical planet inside the dust dusk, looking toward the black hole. The black hole's white-hot glow from super-heated gas is reddened by intervening dust. A "lighthouse beam" from the hot accretion disk around the black hole, along with invisible...
Topics: Mars, What -- Beam, What -- Mars, What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST),...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/22/image/d/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], Jeff Hester, and Paul Scowen (Arizona State University)
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*Description*: Vote for your favorite Hubble Wide Field/Planetary Camera 2 picture, such as this image of the Eagle Nebula. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/192/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/33/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/30/ ] What is a News Nugget? News Nuggets are bulletins from the world of astronomy. To...
Topics: M16, Eagle Nebula, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Camera 2, Where -- Jet Propulsion...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/34/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], Y. Naz‘¯_‘¯_‘¯_ (University of Li‘¯_‘¯_‘¯_ge, Belgium) and Y.-H. Chu (University of Illinois, Urbana)
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*Description*: In this unusual image, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures a rare view of the celestial equivalent of a geode ? a gas cavity carved by the stellar wind and intense ultraviolet radiation from a hot young star. Real geodes are baseball-sized, hollow rocks that start out as bubbles in volcanic or sedimentary rock. Only when these inconspicuous round rocks are split in half by a geologist, do we get a chance to appreciate the inside of the rock cavity that is lined with crystals....
Topics: N44, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- FAST, What -- Sun, What -- Constellation, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/26/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and A. Schaller (for STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: This is an artist's impression of how the very early universe (less than 1 billion years old) might have looked when it went through a voracious onset of star formation, converting primordial hydrogen into myriad stars at an unprecedented rate. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: I Zwicky 18 (I Zw 18) Object Description: Irregular Dwarf Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 09h 34m 00s.9 Dec. 55° 14' 34".2 Constellation: Ursa Major Distance: 45...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- NICMOS,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/35/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* H. Boffin (FORS/VLT/ESO)
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*Description*: This is a view of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1313 taken with the the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile on Dec. 16, 2003 through various broad-band (B, R, z) and narrow-band filters (H-alpha, [o I], [O III]). The color composited image was made by assigning B to the blue channel, [O I] and [O III] to the green channel, and R, z, and H-alpha to the red channel. This gives many of the nebulous shells along the outer spiral arms a yellow/red hue....
Topics: NGC 1313, What -- Very Large Telescope, What -- VLT, What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/05/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Science Credit:* F. Pont (Geneva University Observatory, Switzerland) *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: A team of astronomers, led by Frederic Pont from the Geneva University Observatory in Switzerland, has detected for the first time strong evidence of hazes in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting a distant star. The new Hubble Space Telescope observations were made as the extrasolar planet, dubbed HD 189733b, passed in front of its parent star in an eclipse. As the light from the star briefly passes through the exoplanet's atmosphere, the gases in the atmosphere stamp their unique...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Vulpecula, Where -- Geneva,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/44/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], G. Bernstein and D. Trilling (University of Pennsylvania)
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*Description*: Two snapshots, taken 12 hours apart, were combined to produce this Hubble Space Telescope image of a Kuiper Belt object (named 2000 FV53) moving across the sky. Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys tracked the object on Jan. 26, 2003. Like all the planets, this solar-system member appears to move relative to the fixed stars and galaxies in the background. This particular object was discovered from Hawaii in March 2000 and used to help target the Hubble observations. The three new...
Topics: 2000 FV530, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/25/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* Copyright Ôø_ © Anglo-Australian Telescope, photo by David Malin from plates taken with the UK Schmidt Telescope
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*Description*: The Orion Nebula region revealing the Trapezium cluster (bright blue stars near the center of the image), much detail in the bright glowing gas of the Orion Nebula, and surrounding dark dust lanes obscuring more distant emission. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Orion Nebula (M42, NGC 1976) Object Description: Emission Nebula Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 35m 17s Dec. -05° 23' 28" Constellation: Orion Distance: The distance to the Orion...
Topics: NGC 1976, M42, Orion Nebula, Horsehead Nebula, What -- Orion, What -- Constellation, What -- Hubble...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/01/image/p/
NASA Images
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Helix Nebula, NGC 7293 Object Description: Planetary Nebula Position (J2000): R.A. 22h 29m 48.20s Dec. -20° 49' 26.0" Constellation: Aquarius Distance: About 690 light-years (213 parsecs) Dimensions: The image is roughly 287 arcminutes (5.6 light-years or 1.7 parsecs) across. About the Data Data Description: The HST data are from proposal 9700. Processed images may be obtained from the Helix MAST web site [...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Aquarius, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Illinois,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/32/image/c/