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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/
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Customized tool box flight hardware for SM4. Copyright å_å© 2008. No commercial use permitted. All Rights Reserved.Credit: NASA/Michael Soluri
Topic: Customized Tool Box Flight Hardware
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/7_STS4162.html
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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 observatories. This image shows visible starlight as well as light from the emission of glowing hydrogen, which is associated with the most luminous young stars in the spiral arms. The Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 on Hubble...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/wfpc/whirlpool.html
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SM4 Flight Toolbox. Copyright å_å© 2008. No commercial use permitted. All Rights Reserved.Credit: NASA/Michael Soluri
Topic: SM4 Flight Toolbox
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/3_STS3448.jpg.html
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SM4 EVA Astronaut Crew Michael Good, Andrew Feustel, Mike Massimino and John Grunsfeld examine a flight tool container with GSFC engineer Minal Kashkari and HST service mission managers. Copyright å_å© 2008. No commercial use permitted. All Rights Reserved.Credit: NASA/Michael Soluri
Topics: SM4 EVA Astronauts Examine a Flight Tool Container, Who -- John Grunsfeld, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/2_STS3435.html
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by *Photo Credit:* D. Padgett (IPAC/Caltech), W. Brandner (IPAC), K. Stapelfeldt (JPL) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: The following images were taken by NASA Hubble Space Telescope's Near-Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS). All of the objects are extremely young stars, 450 light-years away in the constellation Taurus. Most of the nebulae represent small dust particles around the stars, which are seen because they are reflecting starlight. In the color-coding, regions of greatest dust concentration appear red. [Top left]: CoKu Tau/1. This image shows a newborn binary star...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/05/image/b/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: UGC 10214 (Arp 188, "Tadpole Galaxy") Object Description: Peculiar Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 16h 06m 03.89s Dec. +55° 25' 30.9" Constellation: Draco Distance: About 420 million light-years (130 million parsecs) Dimensions: The image is roughly 3.2 arcminutes (390,000 light-years or 120 kiloparsecs) across. About the Data Instrument: ACS/WFC Exposure Date(s): April 1 and 9, 2002 Exposure Time: 8.3 hours...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Draco, What -- Monoceros, What -- Sagittarius, Where -- Milky Way...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/11/image/k/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], H.-J. Yan, R. Windhorst and S. Cohen (Arizona State University)
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*Description*: Researchers at Arizona State University using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope believe they are seeing the conclusion of the cosmic epoch where the young galaxies started to shine in significant numbers. This marks a time when the so-called "Dark Ages" of the universe was completed, about 13 billion years ago. (Based on an estimate of 14 billion years for the current age of the universe.) The arrows in this Hubble image indicate three of the thirty objects that the team...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Constellation,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/05/image/a/
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A clash among members of a famous galaxy quintet reveals an assortment of stars across a wide color range, from young blue stars to aging red stars. This portrait of Stephan's Quintet, also known as Hickson Compact Group 92, is a group of five galaxies. The name, however, is a bit of a misnomer. Studies have shown that group member NGC 7320, at upper left, is actually a foreground galaxy about seven times closer to Earth than the rest of the group. The rest of the group comprises NGC 7319 (top...
Topic: What -- Earth
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/440714main_STScI-2009-25c-full_full.jpg
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Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/631/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1992/07/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1992/01/ ] What is an American Astronomical Society Meeting release? A major news announcement issued at an American Astronomical Society meeting, the premier astronomy conference. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, Where -- NGC 1275
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1992/02/image/b/
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by *Credit:* Rodger I. Thompson (University of Arizona) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*[Left]*: A NASA Hubble Space Telescope view of the faintest galaxies ever seen in the universe, taken in infrared light with the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS). The picture contains over 300 galaxies having spiral, elliptical and irregular shapes. Though most of these galaxies were first seen in 1995 when Hubble was used to take a visible-light deep exposure of the same field, NICMOS uncovers many new objects. Most of these objects are too small and faint to be...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/32/image/b/
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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. It shows the areas seen in greater detail with Hubble's Wide-Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) in 1995 and Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) in 2005. 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):...
Topics: M16, Eagle Nebula, NGC 6611, IC 4703, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What -- Camera 2, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/12/image/i/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], Raghvendra Sahai, John Trauger (JPL), and the WFPC2 Science Team
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*Description*: Hourglass Nebula Image from PRC1996-07, "Hubble Finds an Hourglass Nebula Around a Dying Star" Technical facts about this news release: Object Facts for Images Used in the Book Jupiter [ #Jupiter ] Hubble Science Image Utilized in [ #Eagle ] Hubble Science Image Utilized in [ #HDF ] Hubble Science Image Utilized in [ #Hourglass ] Hubble Science Image Utilized in [ #EtaCar ] Hubble Science Image Utilized in [ #Saturn ] Hubble Science Image Utilized in [ #Uranus ] Hubble...
Topics: MyCn18, Hourglass Nebula, What -- Jupiter, What -- Sun, What -- Constellation, What -- Serpens,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/28/image/h/
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About the Object Object Name: M15 (NGC 7078) Object Description: Globular Cluster in the Milky Way Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 21h 29m 58s Dec. +12° 10' 00" Constellation: Pegasus Distance: M15's distance to Earth is about 32,600 light-years (10 kiloparsecs). Its distance to the galactic center of the Milky Way is about 34,000 light-years (10.4 kiloparsecs). Dimensions: The image is about 59 arcseconds (2.8 parsecs or 9.2 light-years) in the horizontal dimension. Masses: Mass of the...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Pegasus, What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What -- Columbia, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/18/image/b/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ] and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: This is an artist's impression of the view from the vicinity of a hypothetical terrestrial planet and moon orbiting the red dwarf star AU Microscopii. The relatively newborn 12 million year-old star is surrounded by a very dusty disk of debris from the collision of comets, asteroids, and planetissimals swirling around the young star. Though no planets have been discovered around the star, the disk is strong circumstantial evidence for planets. Not only is it dusty, but also it is...
Topics: What -- Moon, What -- COMETS, What -- Earth, What -- Cancer, What -- Sun, What -- Constellation,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/33/image/d/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], M.J. Jee and H. Ford (Johns Hopkins University)
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*Description*: This Hubble Space Telescope composite image shows a ghostly "ring" of dark matter in the galaxy cluster Cl 0024+17. The ring-like structure is evident in the blue map of the cluster's dark matter distribution. The map is superimposed on a Hubble image of the cluster. The ring is one of the strongest pieces of evidence to date for the existence of dark matter, an unknown substance that pervades the universe. The map was derived from Hubble observations of how the gravity...
Topics: CL0024+17, ZwCl 0024+1652, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/17/image/a/
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*Description*: Gravitational Lenses ? Cosmic Mirages Just as a wanderer in the desert can experience mirages, when light from remote objects is bent by the warm air hovering just above the sand, we may also see mirages in the Universe. The mirages we see with modern telescope like the Hubble Space Telescope do not arise from oases, but instead from remote clusters of galaxies ? huge concentrations of mass. The light rays (the grey arrows) from the distant galaxy (to the right in the image) are...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What -- Constellation, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/07/image/c/
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A huge, billowing pair of gas and dust clouds are captured in this stunning NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the supermassive star Eta Carinae. This star was the site of a giant outburst about 150 years ago, when it became one of the brightest stars in the southern sky. Though the star released as much visible light as a supernova explosion, it survived the outburst. Somehow, the explosion produced two polar lobes and a large thin equatorial disk, all moving outward at about 1.5 million...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/wfpc/eta-carinae.html
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One of the most complex planetary nebulae ever seen, NGC 6543, nicknamed the "Cat's Eye Nebula," appears here in all its glory. The image, taken by the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 on Hubble, reveals surprisingly intricate structures including concentric gas shells, jets of high-speed gas and unusual shock-induced knots of gas. Estimated to be 1,000 years old, the nebula is a visual "fossil record" of the dynamics and late evolution of a dying star. A preliminary...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/wfpc/ngc6543.html
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Probing the Tattered Remains of Supernova Remnant N132D The wispy, glowing, magenta structures in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image are the remains of a star 10 to 15 times the mass of the Sun that we would have seen exploding as a supernova 3,000 years ago. The remnant's fast-moving gas is plowing into the surrounding gas of the galaxy, creating a supersonic shock wave in the surrounding medium and making the material glow. The Hubble visible-light image reveals, deep within the remnant,...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- FAST, What -- Visible Light, What --...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/multimedia/ero/ero_n132d.html
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SM4 astronauts Michael Good examines and trains with the New Outer Blanket Layer intended to be placed on HST during SM4. Copyright å_å© 2008. No commercial use permitted. All Rights Reserved.Credit: NASA/Michael Soluri
Topics: Michael Good Examines and Trains with the New Outer Blanket Layer, What -- Hubble Space Telescope...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/9_STS3582.html
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Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." May brings us the Eta Aquarid meteor shower and a solar eclipse. "Tonight's Sky" is produced by HubbleSite.org, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope. This is a recurring show, and you can find more episodes — and other astronomy videos — at HubbleSite.org. Visit Tonight's Sky on HubbleSite. http://hubblesite.org/explore_astronomy/tonights_sky
Topics: solar eclipse, Hubble Space Telescope, astronomy, skywatching, stargazing, Eta Aquarid meteor shower
Source: http://youtu.be/fXmIPYOUTpE
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*Description*: On March 11, 1991, the Wide Field/planetary Camera on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope observed Jupiter for the first time. This "true color" picture of the southeast quadrant of the planet shows a striking oval-shaped dark ring on the left and the Great Red Spot just rotating out of view on the right aide. These features are thought to be very large hurricane-like structures where warmer gases carry ammonia ice crystals from deep in the Jovian atmosphere up above the top...
Topics: Jupiter, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Jupiter, What -- Voyager, Where -- Jet...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1991/09/image/b/
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by *Left Credit:* Kitt Peak National Observatory 0.9-meter telescope, National Optical Astronomy Observatories; courtesy M. Bolte (University of California, Santa Cruz) *Right Credit:* Harvey Richer (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: [Left] - A view of globular cluster M4 (fourth object in the Messier catalog of star clusters and nebulae). The nearest globular cluster to Earth (7,000 light-years away), and containing more than 100,000 stars, M4 was the target of a Hubble Space Telescope search for white dwarf stars. Ancient red giant stars are predominant in this view from a ground-based telescope. The field is 47 light-years across. The box (right of center) shows the small area that Hubble telescope probed....
Topics: M4, NGC 6121, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- Camera 2,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/32/image/a/
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by *Credit:* Erich Karkoschka (University of Arizona Lunar & Planetary Lab) and NASA
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*Description*: Hubble Space Telescope has peered deep into Uranus' atmosphere to see clear and hazy layers created by a mixture of gases. Using infrared filters, Hubble captured detailed features of three layers of Uranus' atmosphere. Hubble's images are different from the ones taken by the Voyager 2 spacecraft, which flew by Uranus 10 years ago. Those images - not taken in infrared light - showed a greenish-blue disk with very little detail. The infrared image allows astronomers to probe the...
Topics: Uranus, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Uranus, What -- Voyager 2, What -- Wide Field...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1996/15/image/a/
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by *Credit:* Alan Stern (Southwest Research Institute), Marc Buie (Lowell Observatory), NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ]
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*Description*: The never-before-seen surface of the distant planet Pluto is resolved in these NASA Hubble Space Telescope pictures, taken with the European Space Agency's (ESA) Faint Object Camera (FOC) aboard Hubble. Discovered in 1930, Pluto has always appeared as nothing more than a dot of light in even the largest earth-based telescopes because Pluto's disk is much smaller than can be resolved from beneath the Earth's turbulent atmosphere. Pluto is 2/3 the size of Earth's Moon but 1,200...
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Topics: Pluto, What -- Pluto, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Faint Object Camera, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1996/09/image/a/
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by *Credit:* David Crisp and the WFPC2 Science Team (Jet Propulsion Laboratory [ http://www.jpl.nasa.gov ]/California Institute of Technology [ http://www.caltech.edu ]), and NASA
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*Description*: The sharpest view of Mars ever taken from Earth was obtained by the recently refurbished NASA Hubble Space Telescope (HST). This stunning portrait was taken with the HST Wide Field Planetary Camera-2 (WFPC2) on March 10, 1997, just before Mars opposition, when the red planet made one of its closest passes to the Earth (about 60 million miles or 100 million km). At this distance, a single picture element (pixel) in WFPC2's Planetary Camera spans 13 miles (22 km) on the Martian...
Topics: Mars, What -- Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter (MGS), What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space Telescope...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1997/09/image/a/
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*Description*: This image is centered on the region of the planet known as Tharsis, home of the largest volcanoes in the solar system. The bright, ring-like feature just to the left of center is the volcano Olympus Mons, which is more than 340 miles (550 kilometers) across and 17 miles (27 kilometers) high. Thick deposits of fine-grained, windblown dust cover most of this hemisphere. The colors indicate that the dust is heavily oxidized ("rusted"), and millions (or perhaps billions)...
Topics: Mars, What -- Mars
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/27/image/c/
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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/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: M4 (NGC 6121) Object Description: 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 from the Earth. About the 1995 HST Data Instrument: WFPC2 Exposure Date(s): February - March 1995 Exposure Time: 1.2 days Principal Astronomers: H. Richer (UBC), D. Vandenberg (U.Victoria), P. Stetson (DAO), M. Bolte (UCSC/Lick Obs.), C. Pryor...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Scorpius, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/10/image/c/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Quaoar, 2002 LM60 Object Description: Kuiper Belt Object Position (J2000): On July 5, 2002 R.A. 16h 36m 18s Dec. ?14° 48' 0" Constellation: In July 2002 in Ophiuchus Distance: About 43 astronomical units (about 4 billion miles or 6.5 billion kilometers) Dimensions: Approximately 800 miles in diameter (about 1300 kilometers) About the Data Instrument: ACS/HRC Principal Astronomers: M. Brown and C. Trujillo (Caltech)...
Topics: What -- Quaoar, What -- Constellation, What -- Ophiuchus, What -- Pluto
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/17/image/h/
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*Description*:> Composition of "Quaoar" Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Quaoar, 2002 LM60 Object Description: Kuiper Belt Object Position (J2000): On July 5, 2002 R.A. 16h 36m 18s Dec. ?14° 48' 0" Constellation: In July 2002 in Ophiuchus Distance: About 43 astronomical units (about 4 billion miles or 6.5 billion kilometers) Dimensions: Approximately 800 miles in diameter (about 1300 kilometers) About the Data Instrument: ACS/HRC...
Topics: What -- Quaoar, What -- Constellation, What -- Ophiuchus, What -- Pluto
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/17/video/f/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Quaoar, 2002 LM60 Object Description: Kuiper Belt Object Position (J2000): On July 5, 2002 R.A. 16h 36m 18s Dec. ?14° 48' 0" Constellation: In July 2002 in Ophiuchus Distance: About 43 astronomical units (about 4 billion miles or 6.5 billion kilometers) Dimensions: Approximately 800 miles in diameter (about 1300 kilometers) About the Data Instrument: ACS/HRC Principal Astronomers: M. Brown and C. Trujillo (Caltech)...
Topics: What -- Quaoar, What -- Constellation, What -- Ophiuchus, What -- Pluto
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/17/video/a/
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by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and L. Barranger (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*:> Animation dissolve sequence of HST images of the Egg Nebula through a polarizing filter at different angles. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Egg Nebula, CRL 2688 Object Description: Protoplanetary Nebula Position (J2000): R.A. 21h 02m 18.80s Dec. +36° 41' 38".0 Constellation: Cygnus Distance: About 3,000 light-years (about 1000 parsecs) Dimensions: This image is 86 arcseconds (about 1 light-year or 0.4 parsec) wide. About the Data...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Cygnus
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/09/video/c/
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by *Credits: *NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov ], L. Barranger, and E. Weibe (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*:> Footage of Astronomers James Bell of Cornell University, Michael Wolff of the Space Science Institute and Keith Noll of Space Telescope Science Institute receiving the Mars image from NASA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2. Footage contains initial reaction and processing of the various filters into one composite image. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Mars Object Description: Closest Approach 2003 Distance from the...
Topics: What -- Mars, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/22/video/b/
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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/h/
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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 *Video Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and G. Bacon
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept Zoom out from our Sun to the newly discovered celestial object Sedna. The artwork is a conception designed by Adolph Schaller. Sedna resides three times farther away from the Sun than the planet Pluto. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: 2003 VB12 ("Sedna"); K31114A Object Description: Solar System body; planetoid Position (J2000): R.A. 03h 13m 51s.12 Dec. +05° 45' 41".14 (March 16, 2004) Constellation: Cetus...
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Sedna, What -- Pluto, What -- Constellation, What -- Cetus, What -- Hubble...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/14/video/b/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: NGC 300 Object Description: Spiral Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 00h 54m 53.5s Dec. ?37° 40' 59" Constellation: Sculptor Distance: 6.5 million light-years (2 Megaparsecs) Dimensions: This image is 3 arcminutes (5,700 light-years or 1,700 parsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: These data are from the HST program 9492: F. Bresolin and R.-P. Kudritzki (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii) and W. Gieren...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Sculptor, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- NGC 300,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/13/image/d/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], C.R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt University), M. Meixner and P. McCullough (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: This composite image is a view of the colorful Helix Nebula taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the Mosaic II Camera on the 4-meter telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. The object is so large that both telescopes were needed to capture a complete view. The Helix is a planetary nebula, the glowing gaseous envelope expelled by a dying, sun-like star. The Helix resembles a simple doughnut as seen from Earth....
Topics: Helix Nebula, What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/32/image/d/
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by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and A. Hobart (CXO) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/29/video/f/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/29/video/f/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/29/video/f/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept This animation of a supernova explosion demonstrates what happens when a massive star explodes and creates a shell of hot gas that glows brightly in X-rays. These X-rays reveal the dynamics of the explosion. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Kepler's Supernova Remnant, SN 1604, V843 Ophiuchi, G004.5+06.8 Object Description: Supernova Remnant Position (J2000): R.A. 17h 30m 40s.8 Dec. -21° 29' 11".0 Constellation:...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Ophiuchus, What -- Columbia, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST),...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/29/video/f/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], HEIC, CXC, SSC, and L. Barranger (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/15/video/a/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/15/video/a/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/15/video/a/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> The Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) was used to obtain images of a violent and chaotic-looking mass of gas and dust known as N 63A. The dissolve sequence builds from a Spitzer telescope infrared image of the area, adding the Chandra X-ray image, and the Hubble visible-light images, which dissolves to the Hubble composite of the beautiful supernova remnant. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: LMC N 63A Object...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What -- Camera 2, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/15/video/a/
NASA Images
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/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ] and T. Goertel (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/16/video/b/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/16/video/b/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/16/video/b/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept Animation of a comet rotating into the heat of the sunlight. Various dust jet plumes erupt from the surface. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: 9P/Tempel 1 Object Description: Comet Distance: The Comet was approximately 0.8AU (120 million km, 74 million miles) from Earth and approximately 1.5AU (224 million km, 139 million miles) from the Sun at the time of these exposures Dimensions: The comet's nucleus is approximately...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What -- COMETS, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Deep...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/16/video/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:* H.E. Bond (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: The Hubble Space Telescope's latest image of the star V838 Monocerotis (V838 Mon) reveals dramatic changes in the illumination of surrounding dusty cloud structures. The effect, called a light echo, has been unveiling never-before-seen dust patterns ever since the star suddenly brightened for several weeks in early 2002. The illumination of interstellar dust comes from the red supergiant star at the middle of the image, which gave off a pulse of light three years ago, somewhat...
Topics: V838 Monocerotis, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Constellation, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/02/image/a/
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by *Image Credit:* Susan Terebey (Extrasolar Research Corp.), and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: Follow-up observations of an unusual object initially suspected to be the first directly detected planet outside our solar system have shown that the object is too hot to be a planet. Astronomers now believe it is more likely that the strange object is a background star whose light has been dimmed and reddened by interstellar dust, giving the illusion that it is in the vicinity of the double star system in which it was initially believed to have been a planet. NASA's Hubble Space...
Topics: TMR-1C, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Taurus
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/13/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], Peter Challis and Robert Kirshner (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), Peter Garnavich (University of Notre Dame), and the SINS Collaboration
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*Description*: [Left] This NASA Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 image shows the glowing gas ring around supernova 1987A, as seen on February 2, 2000. The gas, excited by light from the explosion, has been fading for a decade, but parts of it are now being heated by the collision of an invisible shockwave from the supernova explosion. [Right] Image processing is used to emphasize four new bright knots of superheated gas discovered in the February 2 Hubble observations....
Topics: SN 1987A, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Camera 2
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/11/image/a/
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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 2.4 arcminutes (13.7 light-years or 4.2 parsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: These data are from the HST program 10392: K. Noll, H. Bond, C. Christian,...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Monoceros, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Hamilton
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/02/image/e/
NASA Images
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*: The Advanced Camera for Surveys on Hubble Space Telescope includes two cameras, the Wide Field Channel (WFC) and the High Resolution Channel (HRC). Images from the WFC are roughly 4,000 pixels square with a scale of roughly 0.05 arcseconds per pixel. Images from the HRC are smaller in pixel size, 1,000 pixels square, but have a finer resolution, 0.025 arcseconds per pixel. The HRC is preferred for images of planets, or objects appearing smaller on the sky, where higher resolution...
Topics: Mars, What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- High...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/34/image/m/
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/
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 G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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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/v/
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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/f/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: NGC 6397 Object Description: Globular Cluster Position (J2000): R.A. 17h 40m 41s.36 Dec. -53° 40' 25".3 Constellation: Ara Distance: 8,500 light-years (2.6 kiloparsecs) About the Data Data Description: This image was created from HST data from proposal 10424: H. Richer (University of British Columbia), P. Guhathakurta (University of California, Santa Cruz), R.M. Rich (University of California, Los Angeles), J. Anderson...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Ara, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Columbia, Where...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/42/image/d/
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This quick broadcast, known as a HubbleMinute, shows the colliding galaxies of Stephan?s Quintet and describes the forces that bring them together and tear them apart, along with some of the likely outcomes.
Source: http://hubblesite.org/gallery/movie_theater/hm_quintet/
NASA Images
by *Image 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:* S. Smartt (The Queen's University of Belfast)
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*Description*: Our Sun and solar system are embedded in a broad pancake of stars deep within the disk of the Milky Way galaxy. Even from a distance, it is impossible to see our galaxy's large-scale features other than the disk. The next best thing is to look farther out into the universe at galaxies that are similar in shape and structure to our home galaxy. Other spiral galaxies like NGC 3949, pictured in the Hubble image, fit the bill. Like our Milky Way, this galaxy has a blue disk of young...
Topics: NGC 3949, What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major, What -- Wide Field...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/25/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/548/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1994/35/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1994/48/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-1994-42a
Topic: What -- Cygnus
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1994/42/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* Robert P. Kirshner/Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has returned the most detailed images ever of supernova 1994I which is in the "Whirlpool Galaxy" (M51) located 20 million light-years away in the constellation Canes Venatici. The view in this picture encompasses the inner region of the galaxy's grand spiral disk, which extends all the way to the bright nucleus. An arrow points to the location of the supernova, which lies approximately 2,000 light-years from the nucleus. The supernova...
Topics: M51, NGC 5194, SN 1994I, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Canes...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1994/20/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ], NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: NASA's Hubbe Space Telescope found ozone's spectral "fingerprint" during observations of Ganymede made by Keith Noll and colleagues at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. These Hubble Faint Object Spectrograph results were presented at the American Astronomical Society's 27th Annual Meeting of the Division of Planetary Sciences in Kona, Hawaii. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [...
Topics: Ganymede, What -- Ganymede, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Moon,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/36/image/a/
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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 *Credit:* Bruce Balick (University of Washington), Vincent Icke (Leiden University, The Netherlands), Garrelt Mellema (Stockholm University), and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: M2-9 is a striking example of a "butterfly" or a bipolar planetary nebula. Another more revealing name might be the "Twin Jet Nebula." If the nebula is sliced across the star, each side of it appears much like a pair of exhausts from jet engines. Indeed, because of the nebula's shape and the measured velocity of the gas, in excess of 200 miles per second, astronomers believe that the description as a super-super-sonic jet exhaust is quite apt. Ground-based...
Topics: M2-9, What -- Constellation, What -- Camera 2, What -- Sun
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1997/38/image/a/
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by *Credit:* R. Evans and K. Stapelfeldt (JPL [ http://www.jpl.nasa.gov ]) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: This asteroid in the constellation Taurus has a visual magnitude of 23, and is one of the faintest seen so far in the Hubble archive. It moves from upper right to lower left in two consecutive exposures; the first trail is shown in blue and the second in red. Because of the asteroid's relatively straight trail, astronomers could not accurately determine its distance. The estimated diameter is half a mile (0.8 kilometers) at an Earth distance of 205 million miles and a sun...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Taurus, What -- Earth, What -- Sun
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/10/image/d/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Centaurus A (NGC 5128) Position (J2000): Right ascension: 13: 25.5 (hours : minutes) Declination: -43 : 01 (degrees : minutes) Constellation: Centaurus (southern sky) Diameter: 18.2 (arc minutes) Magnitude: 7.0 Distance: 10 million light-years What is a Space Science Update? Major Hubble discoveries on NASA television ... Astronomers explain their Hubble discoveries at a press conference, called a Space Science Update (SSU),...
Topics: What -- Centaurus, What -- Constellation, What -- Earth
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/14/image/n/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* R. Williams (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), the HDF-S Team, and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: Several thousand never-before-seen spiral, elliptical and colliding galaxies snap into view in this Hubble Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) image. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/373/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/40/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/42/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-1998-41e
Topics: HDF-S, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What -- Camera 2
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/41/image/e/
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by *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]).
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*Description*: To mark the first anniversary of the Hubble Heritage Project, we present four NASA Hubble Space Telescope images of nebulae surrounding stars in our own Milky Way galaxy. Two of these Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 images (Herbig Haro 32 and Hubble's Variable Nebula) show interstellar gas and dust around young stars at the beginning of their lives, and two more (NGC 2346 and NGC 2440) show gas ejected from old stars that are nearing the end of theirs. Remarkably, in spite of the...
Topics: NGC 2440, NGC 2346, HH 32, Hubble's Variable Nebula, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/35/image/b/
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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 *Credits for Hubble image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ], R. de Grijs (Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, UK) *Credits for ground-based picture:* N.A. Sharp (Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ], National Optical Astronomy Observatories, National Science Foundation)
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*Description*: This stunningly beautiful image [right] taken with the NASA Hubble Space Telescope shows the heart of the prototypical starburst galaxy M82. The ongoing violent star formation due to an ancient encounter with its large galactic neighbor, M81, gives this galaxy its disturbed appearance. The smaller picture at upper left shows the entire galaxy. The image was taken in December 1994 by the Kitt Peak National Observatory's 0.9-meter telescope. Hubble's view is represented by the...
Topics: M82, NGC 3034, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Camera 2, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/08/image/b/
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by *Image Credits:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], Jayanne English (University of Manitoba), Sally Hunsberger (Pennsylvania State University), Zolt Levay (Space Telescope Science Institute [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), Sarah Gallagher (Pennsylvania State University), and Jane Charlton (Pennsylvania State University) *Science Credits:* Sarah Gallagher (Pennsylvania State University), Jane Charlton (Pennsylvania State University), Sally Hunsberger (Pennsylvania State University), Dennis Zaritsky...
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*Description*: This close-up view of Stephan's Quintet, a group of five galaxies, reveals a string of bright star clusters that sparkles like a diamond necklace. The clusters, each harboring up to millions of stars, were born from the violent interactions between some members of the group. The rude encounters also have distorted the galaxies' shapes, creating elongated spiral arms and long, gaseous streamers. The NASA Hubble Space Telescope photo showcases three regions of star birth: the long,...
Topics: Stephan's Quintet, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- FAST, What -- Constellation, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/22/image/a/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Ceres, 1 Ceres Object Description: Minor Body in the Main Asteroid Belt Distance: The semi-major axis of Ceres' orbit about the Sun is 2.77 Astronomical Units (A.U.) or roughly 257 million miles (414 million kilometers). At the time of the Hubble observations, Ceres was roughly 1.63 A.U. from Earth. Dimensions: Ceres is has a mean diameter of approximately 590 miles (950 kilometers). The object has a 974.6 km diameter at the...
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, Where -- Maryland, Where --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/27/image/j/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and H. Richer (University of British Columbia)
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*Description*: Looking like glittering jewels, the stars in this Hubble Space Telescope image at left are part of the ancient globular star cluster NGC 6397. Scattered among these brilliant stars are extremely faint stars. Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys has taken a census of the cluster stars, uncovering the faintest stars ever seen in a globular cluster. Globular clusters are spherical concentrations of hundreds of thousands of old stars. The Advanced Camera found the faintest red dwarf...
Topics: NGC 6397, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Sun,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/37/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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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/s/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/305/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/27/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/19/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-2000-29a
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/29/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Image Credit:* NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: This picture was created from observations with the T2KA CCD camera at the Kitt Peak National Observatory's 0.9-meter telescope in March 1995. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: M4 (NGC 6121) Object Description: 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 from the Earth. About the 1995 HST Data Instrument: WFPC2 Exposure Date(s): February -...
Topics: M4, NGC 6121, What -- Constellation, What -- Scorpius, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/10/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* B. Preston (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ] and Max-Q Digital) and Z. Levay (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*:> Zoom from ground-based image and WFPC2 visible image to NICMOS infrared images of the edge-on galaxy NGC 4013. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Cone Nebula (NGC 2264) Object Description: Gaseous Pillar in the Milky Way Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 6h 41m 12.6s Dec. +09° 26' 25.7" Constellation: Monoceros Distance: About 2,500 light-years (770 parsecs) Dimensions: This image is about 50 arcseconds (0.19 parsecs or 0.61 light-years)...
Topics: What -- NICMOS, What -- Constellation, What -- Monoceros, What -- Ursa Major, What -- Infrared...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/13/video/b/
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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/e/