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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*: 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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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 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 *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
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:* 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 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 *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
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/ ], 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
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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/
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/
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Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/641/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1991/08/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1991/09/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-1991-10b
Topic: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1991/10/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* C.R. O'Dell/Rice University; NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: A Hubble Space Telescope view of a small portion of the Orion Nebula reveals five young stars. Four of the stars are surrounded by gas and dust trapped as the stars formed, but were left in orbit about the star. These are possibly protoplanetary disks, or "proplyds," that might evolve on to agglomerate planets. The proplyds which are closest to the hottest stars of the parent star cluster are seen as bright objects, while the object farthest from the hottest stars is...
Topics: NGC 1976, M42, Orion Nebula, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Orion, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1994/24/image/b/
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/
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
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Several hundred never-before-seen galaxies are visible in this "deepest-ever" view of the universe, called the Hubble Deep Field. The image was assembled from many separate exposures with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, for ten consecutive days between December 18 to 28, 1995. Besides the classical spiral and elliptical shaped galaxies, there is a bewildering variety of other galaxy shapes and colors that are important clues to understanding the evolution of the universe. Some...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/wfpc/deep-field.html
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/ ]) - 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/
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 *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/
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 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
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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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 *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/
NASA Images
by *Credit for ground-based photo:* NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF *Credit for Hubble photo:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and H. Richer (University of British Columbia)
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*Description*: Three unlikely companions - two burned-out stars and a planet - orbit each other near the crowded core of an ancient globular cluster of more than 100,000 stars. Only one companion, however, is visible in the images. In the image at right, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, the white arrow points to a burned-out white dwarf star. Radio astronomers discovered the white dwarf and the other burned-out star - a rapidly spinning neutron star, called a pulsar - a decade ago. The...
Topics: M4, B1620-26, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Jupiter, What -- Camera 2, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/19/image/b/
NASA Images
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:* 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/
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
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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
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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 *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/
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:* 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 *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], NOAO, ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ] and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* K. Noll (Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] PI/STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), C. Luginbuhl (USNO), F. Hamilton (Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ]/STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: Rising from a sea of dust and gas like a giant seahorse, the Horsehead nebula is one of the most photographed objects in the sky. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took a close-up look at this heavenly icon, revealing the cloud's intricate structure. This detailed view of the horse's head is being released to celebrate the orbiting observatory's eleventh anniversary. Produced by the Hubble Heritage Project, this picture is a testament to the Horsehead's popularity. Internet voters...
Topics: Horsehead Nebula, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Orion, Where...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/12/image/a/
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
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A 3-D model of the Helix Nebula shows a structure much more complex than suspected. The Helix Nebula is a planetary nebula, created when gas is expelled by a dying, Sun-sized star. The star becomes a white dwarf -- look for it in the center of the Helix. Find out more on HubbleSite: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/32/
Topics: Helix Nebula, Hubble Space Telescope, HubbleSite
Source: http://youtu.be/nFkzGXnzSss
NASA Images
by *Credit:* R. Gendler (Copyright Robert Gendler [ http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/ ] 2006)
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*Description*: This image was taken with a 20" Carbon Truss Ritchey-Chr¯_¯_¯_tien telescope in red, green, blue and Halpha filters (H-alpha data courtesy of J. Misti). The observation was made at Nighthawk Observatory at New Mexico Skies. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: M82, NGC 3034 Object Description: Starburst Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 09h 55m 52s Dec. +69° 40' 49" Constellation: Ursa Major Distance: 12 million light-years (3.7...
Topics: M82, NGC 3034, What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST),...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/14/image/m/
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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/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team and A. Riess (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: A region on the edge of the galaxy shows bright blue clusters of young, massive stars as well as distant, red background galaxies shining through. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: NGC 3370 Object Description: Spiral Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 47m 04s.18 Dec. +17° 16' 22".8 Constellation: Leo Distance: 98 million light-years (30 megaparsecs) Dimensions: This image is roughly 3.4 arcminutes (95,000 light-years or 29,000 parsecs)...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Leo, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- NGC 3370, Where...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/24/image/g/
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/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: SWEEPS fields Object Description: Stellar Field Near the Galactic Bulge Position (J2000): R.A. 17h 59m 00s Dec. -29 ° 12' 00" Constellation: Sagittarius About the Data Data Description: This image was created from HST data from proposal 9750: K. Sahu, and H. Bond (STScI), T. Brown (High Altitude Observatory, Boulder), S. Casertano and M. Livio (STScI), D. Minniti (Catholic University of Chile), N. Panagia (STScI), A....
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Sagittarius, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Galaxy 2,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/34/image/f/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Description: Planetary Nebulae Object: He 2-47 What is Hubble Heritage? A monthly showcase of new and archival Hubble images. Go to the Heritage site. The colorful, intricate shapes in these NASA Hubble Space Telescope images reveal how the glowing gas ejected by dying Sun-like stars evolves dramatically over time. These gaseous clouds, called planetary nebulae, are created when stars in the last stages of life cast off their...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/33/image/e/
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. 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/
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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*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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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/
NASA Images
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/
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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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/
NASA Images
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/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* John Caldwell (York University, Ontario), Alex Storrs (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: A closeup view of Copernicus' terraced walls. Hubble can resolve features as small as 280 feet across. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/358/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/12/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/17/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-1999-14c
Topics: Moon, What -- Moon
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/14/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/ ])
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*Description*: Just weeks after NASA astronauts repaired the Hubble Space Telescope in December 1999, the Hubble Heritage Project snapped this picture of NGC 1999, a nebula in the constellation Orion. The Heritage astronomers, in collaboration with scientists in Texas and Ireland, used Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) to obtain the color image. NGC 1999 is an example of a reflection nebula. Like fog around a street lamp, a reflection nebula shines only because the light from an...
Topics: NGC 1999, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Orion, What -- Wide...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/10/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and J. Garvin (NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/GSFC)
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*Description*: This image showcases Hubble Space Telescope's first high-resolution ultraviolet and visible imaging of the Apollo 17 landing region within the Taurus-Littrow valley of the Moon. Humans last walked and drove on the lunar surface in this region (marked "+" in the image) in December 1972. The image was taken Aug. 16, 2005 by Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys. North is at the top of the image. The image was processed by the Hubble Space Telescope Lunar Exploration team...
Topics: moon, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Apollo 17, What -- Taurus, What -- Moon, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/29/image/g/
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 *Video 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/2007/16/video/a/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/video/a/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/video/a/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> In celebration of the 17th anniversary of the launch and deployment of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers is releasing one of the largest panoramic images ever taken with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys. It is a 50-light-year- wide view of the central region of the Carina Nebula where a maelstrom of star birth is taking place. This is a color version of a zoom into and pan across the heart of the Carina Nebula. The nebula's fantasy-like landscape is...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Camera 2, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/video/a/
NASA Images
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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/
NASA Images
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/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* Rogier Windhorst and Sam Pascarelle (Arizona State University [ http://phy.asu.edu/ ]) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: These 18 small blue objects - each 11 billion light-years from Earth - could be the seeds of some of today's galaxies. Each clump contains several billion stars. Astronomers believe that many of these objects have collided and merged with each other over time to grow into the giant and luminous galaxies seen around us today. The Hubble Space Telescope found these objects through the light of their hydrogen atoms. This light was redshifted from ultraviolet wavelengths to visible...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Visible Light, What -- Wide Field...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1996/29/image/b/
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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 J. Garvin (NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/GSFC)
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*Description*: This image was taken by the Apollo 17 astronauts (Dr. H. Jack Schmitt and Gene Cernan). It illustrates a view of the rim of Shorty crater and the lunar roving vehicle against a backdrop of the mountain-like massifs that define the Taurus-Littrow valley. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Moon Object Description: Earth's Satellite Distance: The Moon is 238,857 miles (384,403 kilometers) from the Earth. Dimensions: The Moon has a diameter of 2160...
Topics: moon, Who -- Gene Cernan, What -- Apollo 17, What -- Crater, What -- Taurus, What -- Moon, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/29/image/i/
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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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/
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
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This slow pan of the Butterfly or Bug Nebula captures the detail available in the Hubble image of the planetary nebula, located 3,800 light-years away from Earth. The nebula's gas is tearing across space at more than 600,000 miles per hour. Find out more on HubbleSite: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2009/25/video/h/
Topics: What -- Earth, Butterfly Nebula, Bug Nebula, NGC 6302, Hubble Space Telescope, HubbleSite
Source: http://youtu.be/o3RWpdS3Ntk
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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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Appearing like a winged fairy-tale creature poised on a pedestal, this object is actually a billowing tower of cold gas and dust rising in the Eagle Nebula. The soaring pillar is 9.5 light-years, or about 57 trillion miles, high, about twice the distance from our Sun to the nearest star. Stars in the Eagle Nebula are born in clouds of cold hydrogen that reside in chaotic neighborhoods, where energy from young stars sculpts fantasy-like landscapes in the gas. The tower may be a giant incubator...
Topic: What -- Sun
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/440560main_STScI-2005-12b-full_full.jpg
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NASA set out on a monumental journey with the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope in April 1990. Since then, it has captured the minds and imaginations of people around the world. To celebrate the telescope's 20th anniversary, NASA has collaborated with illustrated book publisher Abrams to release a dynamic and unique collection of Hubble images and commentary. ''Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time'' takes an in-depth look at this unique, ground-breaking telescope. It serves as an...
Topic: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/441046main_hubble_cover-full_full.jpg
NASA Images
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/
NASA Images
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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*Description*: [Right] - HST View of Galactic Nucleus A NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image of a "double nucleus" in the giant spiral galaxy in Andromeda, M31. Each of the two light-peaks contains a few million densely packed stars. The brighter object is the "classic" nucleus as studied from the ground. However, HST reveals that the true center of the galaxy is really the dimmer component. One possible explanation is that the brighter cluster is the leftover remnant...
Topics: NGC 224, M31, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Andromeda, What -- Moon, Where -- M31,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1993/18/image/b/
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by *Artwork Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and Adolf Schaller (for STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: This is an artist's concept of the early formative years of our Milky Way galaxy, circa 12.7 billion years ago. That long ago, the majestic spiral arms of our galaxy had not yet formed; the sky was a sea of globular star clusters. The bright blue star cluster at center left is among hundreds of primeval globular star clusters that came together to build up the galaxy. This particular cluster survives today as the globular cluster M4 in Scorpius. Astronomers used Hubble to find...
Topics: What -- Scorpius, What -- Constellation, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/10/image/h/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ] and T.M. Brown (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: The deepest visible-light image ever taken of the sky resolves approximately 300,000 stars in the halo of the nearest neighboring spiral galaxy, Andromeda (M31). The photo was taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Because the image captures both faint dwarf stars and bright giant stars, astronomers can estimate the age of the halo population by analyzing its distribution of color and brightness. The halo is a spherical cloud of stars...
Topics: NGC 224, M31, Andromeda Galaxy, What -- Visible Light, What -- Andromeda, What -- Advanced Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/15/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and A. Riess (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: SN 1994ae was discovered by S. Van Dyk and the Leuschner Observatory Supernova Search (IAU Circular 6105) using an automated 0.76-meter telescope. The discovery image was taken on Nov. 14, 1994. The supernova was located about 30".3 west and 6".1 north of the galaxy's nucleus. The image on the left is from the 1.2-meter telescope at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (courtesy R. Schild/CfA) and was obtained in good conditions a few weeks after maximum light. The...
Topics: NGC 3370, What -- Discovery, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/24/image/c/
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by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
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Stars Bursting to Life in Chaotic Carina Nebula These two images of a huge pillar of star birth demonstrate how observations taken in visible and in infrared light by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveal dramatically different and complementary views of an object. The pictures demonstrate one example of the broad wavelength range of the new Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) aboard the Hubble telescope, extending from ultraviolet to visible to infrared light. Composed of gas and dust, the pillar...
Topics: What -- Carina, What -- Visible Light, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- FAST
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/multimedia/ero/ero_carina.html
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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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/