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by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Credit for CTIO Image:* N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: A 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/
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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
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Credit for CTIO Image:* N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: This Hubble Space Telescope view of the central region of the Carina Nebula reveals a violent maelstrom of star birth. The fantasy-like landscape of the nebula is sculpted by the intense pressure of starlight from monster stars and their accompanying star clusters, as well as the hydrodynamics of their stellar winds of charged particles. [Top] ? An approximately one-light-year tall "pillar" of cold hydrogen towers above the wall of the molecular cloud. The...
Topics: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Carina, What -- Advanced...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/c/
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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/
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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/
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 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 *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/
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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
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], J. Clarke (Boston Univ.) and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/06/video/d/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/06/video/d/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/06/video/d/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph took a series of snapshots of Saturn's aurora dancing in the sky. The ultraviolet images were taken on Jan. 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28 and 30, 2004. This dissolve squence shows the aurora appearing as a ring of light circling the planet's polar ring. Collisions with atoms and molecules make the gases in the planet's atmosphere glow in visible, ultraviolet, and infrared light. Technical facts about this news...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Polar, What -- Saturn, What -- Sun, Where -- Arizona,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/06/video/d/
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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:* 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 *Credit:* Copyright Ôø_ © Anglo-Australian Telescope, photo by David Malin from plates taken with the UK Schmidt Telescope
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*Description*: Wide view of the Orion complex showing the belt including the Horsehead region at top and the Orion Nebula near the bottom. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Orion Nebula (M42, NGC 1976) Object Description: Emission Nebula Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 35m 17s Dec. -05° 23' 28" Constellation: Orion Distance: The distance to the Orion Nebula is 1,500 light-years (460 parsecs). Dimensions: The image is 30 arcminutes (13 light-years or 4.0...
Topics: NGC 1976, M42, Orion Nebula, Horsehead Nebula, What -- Orion, What -- Constellation, What -- Hubble...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/01/image/o/
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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
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:* 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 *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/
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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/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ], S. Beckwith (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) and the HUDF Team
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*Description*: Galaxies, galaxies everywhere - as far as NASA's Hubble Space Telescope can see. This view of nearly 10,000 galaxies is the deepest visible-light image of the cosmos. Called the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, this galaxy-studded view represents a "deep" core sample of the universe, cutting across billions of light-years. The snapshot includes galaxies of various ages, sizes, shapes, and colors. The smallest, reddest galaxies, about 100, may be among the most distant known,...
Topics: Hubble Ultra Deep Field, HUDF, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Visible Light, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/07/image/a/
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/2005/01/video/a/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/01/video/a/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/01/video/a/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> A zoom into the center of NGC 1300 that reveals the fine details captured by Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys across the spiral arms, and dust lanes in the disk and bar. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: NGC 1300 Object Description: Barred Spiral Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 03h 19m 40s.8 Dec. -19° 24' 40" Constellation: Eridanus Distance: 69 million light-years away (21 megaparsecs) Dimensions: This image is 5.5 arcminutes...
Topics: What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Constellation, What -- Eridanus, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/01/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit (top left):* Deborah Padgett, IPAC/Caltech *Credit (top right):* Mark McCaughrean, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam *Credit (bottom left):* Chris Burrows, STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ] *Credit (bottom right):* Karl Sapelfeldt, JPL/Caltech
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*Description*: Comparing distant galaxies in the Hubble Deep Fields with nearby galaxies can help scientists understand how galaxies formed and how their properties have changed over time. Small elliptical-shaped galaxies appear to be the most common type of galaxy in the present-day universe. The presence of many irregularly shaped objects in the Hubble Deep Fields may indicate that collisions between galaxies and episodes of rapid star formation, or "starbursts," were more common in...
Topics: What -- NICMOS, What -- Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS), What -- Orion 1, What -- Earth,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/05/image/s/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and R. Massey (California Institute of Technology)
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*Description*: This three-dimensional map offers a first look at the web-like large-scale distribution of dark matter, an invisible form of matter that accounts for most of the universe's mass. This milestone takes astronomers from inference to direct observation of dark matter's influence in the universe. Because of the finite speed of light, regions furthest away are also seen as they existed a long time ago. The map stretches halfway back in time to the beginning of the universe. The map...
Topics: COSMOS Field, What -- Moon, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/01/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], J. Bell (Cornell U.) and M. Wolff (SSI)
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*Description*: Four young stars with nearly edge-on disks observed by the Hubble Space Telescope. All are shown at the same linear scale, with each box being 1200 astronomical units square (111 billion miles, or about 20 times the diameter of Neptune's orbit). The different sizes and structures of the disks provide clues to their masses and evolutionary states. *Additional image processing and analysis support from:*: K. Noll and A. Lubenow (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]); M. Hubbard (Cornell...
Topics: Mars, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Mars, What -- Sun, What -- Earth, Where --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/22/image/a/
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HST SM4 operations building at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. Copyright å_å© 2008. No commercial use permitted. All Rights Reserved.Credit: NASA/Michael Soluri
Topics: Building 9 at Goddard Space Flight Center, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/1_BldgNineHST.html
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], 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:* Dana Berry (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: This is an artist's concept of the near stellar environment of the star Beta Pictoris. This illustration is based upon recent observations made with the Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph aboard the Hubble Space Telescope. This illustration shows three major components of the near stellar region, which is roughly the size of our inner Solar System. The reddish center ring (C) is a diffuse gas disk, which has a stable orbit around the star. This ring surrounds an inner disk (D)...
Topics: Beta Pictoris, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1991/08/image/a/
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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 *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], A.V. Filippenko (University of California, Berkeley) and Z. Levay (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: This detailed view of spiral galaxy NGC 2403 shows the location of Supernova 2004dj, numerous star clusters, and several other stars that exploded in previous years. The region was observed with the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys on Aug. 17, 2004. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: SN 2004dj in NGC 2403 Object Description: Supernova in spiral galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 7h 36m 57s.22 Dec. +65° 36' 21".53...
Topics: SN 2004dj, NGC 2403, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/23/image/c/
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/ ], 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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Using the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, Hubble peered into a small portion of the nebula near the star cluster NGC 2074 (upper, left). The region is a firestorm of raw stellar creation, perhaps triggered by a nearby supernova explosion. It lies about 170,000 light-years away near the Tarantula nebula, one of the most active star-forming regions in our Local Group of galaxies. The three-dimensional-looking image reveals dramatic ridges and valleys of dust, serpent-head "pillars of...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/wfpc/ngc2074.html
NASA Images
by *Credit:* Steve Lee (Univ. Colorado), Phil James (Univ. Toledo), and Mike Wolff (Univ. Toledo) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: NASA Hubble Space Telescope images of Mars, taken on June 27, 1997 (left) and July 11, 1997 (right), document the dissipation of a large dust storm during the 12 days separating the two observations. The images were taken to monitor the weather conditions near Ares Vallis, the site where NASA's Pathfinder spacecraft landed on July 4. Maps of the equatorial region were constructed from the images and are shown at the bottom of the figure; a green cross marks the Pathfinder landing...
Topics: Mars, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Mars, What -- Ares Launch Vehicles, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1997/24/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], K. Sharon (Tel Aviv University) and E. Ofek (Caltech)
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*Description*: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the first-ever picture of a group of five star-like images of a single distant quasar. The multiple-image effect seen in the Hubble picture is produced by a process called gravitational lensing, in which the gravitational field of a massive object ? in this case, a cluster of galaxies ? bends and amplifies light from an object ? in this case, a quasar ? farther behind it. Although many examples of gravitational lensing have been...
Topics: SDSS J1004+4112, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Leo, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/23/image/a
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* J. Gallagher (University of Wisconsin), M. Mountain (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), and P. Puxley (National Science Foundation)
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*Description*: To celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's 16 years of success, the two space agencies involved in the project, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), are releasing this image of the magnificent starburst galaxy, Messier 82 (M82). This mosaic image is the sharpest wide-angle view ever obtained of M82. The galaxy is remarkable for its bright blue disk, webs of shredded clouds, and fiery-looking plumes of glowing hydrogen blasting out of its central regions. Throughout the...
Topics: M82, NGC 3034, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/14/image/a/
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by *Credits:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], Andrew Fruchter and the ERO Team [Sylvia Baggett (STScI), Richard Hook (ST-ECF), Zoltan Levay (STScI)] (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: Scanning the heavens for the first time since the successful December 1999 servicing mission, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has imaged a giant, cosmic magnifying glass, a massive cluster of galaxies called Abell 2218. This "hefty" cluster resides in the constellation Draco, some 2 billion light-years from Earth. The cluster is so massive that its enormous gravitational field deflects light rays passing through it, much as an optical lens bends light to form an image....
Topics: Abell 2218, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Draco, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/07/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/
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by *Credit:* Celera Genomics, Rockville, MD
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*Description*: A laboratory technician processes bioinformatics data in Celera Genomics' third-floor sequencing room. The Celera Genomics Group is a definitive source of genomic and related medical information that provides the genetic blueprint information on many organisms to other researchers in the biomedical world. Similar to large astronomical databases, the database of information to house genetic code is quite immense and requires careful handling due to the vast amount of content....
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/36/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*:> Dissolve sequence of the 5 epochs of the light echo of star V838 Mon. 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 (13.6 light-years or 4.2 parsecs) wide. About the Data Data...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Monoceros, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Hamilton
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/10/video/a/
NASA Images
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*: HH 32 is an excellent example of a "Herbig-Haro object," which is formed when young stars eject jets of material back into interstellar space. This object, about 1,000 light-years from Earth, is somewhat older than Hubble's variable nebula, and the wind from the bright central star has already cleared much of the dust out of the central region, thus exposing the star to direct view. Many young stars, like the central object in HH 32, are surrounded by disks of gas and...
Topics: HH 32, Herbig Haro 32, What -- Earth, What -- Constellation, What -- Aquila, What -- Visible Light,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/35/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona) and L. Barranger Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/30/video/a/still/1/ ]
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*Description*:> Animated movie of Jupiter with moons and shadows. This version is a full frame of Jupiter with the moons crossing. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Jupiter Object Description: Planet Distance: The semi-major axis of Jupiter's orbit about the Sun is 5.2 Astronomical Units (778 million km or 483 million miles). Dimensions: The planet has a diameter of roughly 88,789 miles (142,984 km) at the equator. About the Data Data Description: The...
Topics: What -- Jupiter, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- NICMOS, Where -- Arizona
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/30/video/a/
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*Description*: Orion, one of the most recognized constellations, is visible high in the night sky during winter. It includes several prominent, bright stars including the red giant Betelgeuse (Alpha Orionis) at upper left and blue giant Rigel (Beta Orionis) at lower right. In the center is Orion's "belt" consisting of three bright blue stars. The Orion Nebula is in his "sword" below the belt, just visible to unaided eyes in very clear, dark skies. Technical facts about this...
Topics: Orion Constellation, What -- Orion, What -- Visible Light, What -- BETELGEUSE, What -- RIGEL, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/01/image/n/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and K. Noll (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])
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*Description*: This image, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows the colorful "last hurrah" of a star like our Sun. The star is ending its life by casting off its outer layers of gas, which formed a cocoon around the star's remaining core. Ultraviolet light from the dying star makes the material glow. The burned-out star, called a white dwarf, is the white dot in the center. Our Sun will eventually burn out and shroud itself with stellar debris, but not for another 5 billion...
Topics: NGC 2440, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- Uranus, What -- Neptune, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/09/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and J. -P. Kneib (Laboratorie d'Astrophysique de Marseille)
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*Description*: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, in collaboration with several other ground- and space- based telescopes, has captured a galaxy being ripped apart by a galaxy cluster's gravitational field and harsh environment. The finding sheds light on the mysterious process by which gas-rich spiral-shaped galaxies might evolve into gas-poor irregular- or elliptical-shaped galaxies over billions of years. The new observations also reveal one mechanism for forming the millions of...
Topics: Abell 2667, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Moon, What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/12/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Image Credit:* Dana Berry (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: The energy source needed to create and maintain the galactic let in galaxy PKS 0521-36 is generated deep within the core of the galaxy, and is far too small to resolved. The favored mechanism behind these cosmic fireworks is a spinning, massive black hole. The hole is fueled by a continual in-fall of nearby gas and stars. This gravitational accretion process is far more efficient at converting mass to energy than thermonuclear fusion processes which power individual stars. The...
Topic: PKS 0521-36
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1990/29/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], C.R. O'Dell and S.K. Wong (Rice University)
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*Description*: This spectacular color panorama of the center the Orion nebula is one of the largest pictures ever assembled from individual images taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The picture, seamlessly composited from a mosaic of 15 separate fields, covers an area of sky about five percent the area covered by the full Moon. The seemingly infinite tapestry of rich detail revealed by Hubble shows a churning turbulent star factory set within a maelstrom of flowing, luminescent gas....
Topics: NGC 1976, M42, Orion Nebula, What -- Orion, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Moon,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/45/image/a/
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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/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Uranus Object Description: Planet Distance: The semi-major axis of Uranus's orbit about the sun is 19.18 Astronomical Units (A.U.) or roughly 2.9 billion km. Dimensions: Uranus (without rings) has a diameter of roughly 32,000 miles (51,000 km) at the equator. About the Data Data Description: This image was created from HST data from the following proposal 10805: PI: L. Sromovsky (University of Wisconsin, Madison), H. Hammel...
Topics: What -- Uranus, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Wisconsin, Where --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/47/image/b/
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 *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and the Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])-ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]/Hubble Collaboration *Acknowledgment:* J. Hester (Arizona State University)
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*Description*: This is a small portion of the Veil Nebula ? the shattered remains of a supernova that exploded thousands of years ago. The entire structure spans about 3 degrees on the sky, corresponding to about 6 full moons. The image was taken with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 in November 1994 and August 1997. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Veil Nebula Object Description: Supernova Remnant Position (J2000): R.A. 20h 50m Dec. +30° 30'...
Topics: Veil Nebula, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What -- Camera 2, What -- Constellation, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/30/image/d/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble telescope photos:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and H. Richer (University of British Columbia) *Credit for ground-based photo:* NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: Peering deep inside a cluster of several hundred thousand stars, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope uncovered the oldest burned-out stars in our Milky Way Galaxy. Located in the globular cluster M4, these small, dying stars ? called white dwarfs ? are giving astronomers a fresh reading on one of the biggest questions in astronomy: How old is the universe? The ancient white dwarfs in M4 are about 12 to 13 billion years old. After accounting for the time it took the cluster to form...
Topics: M4, NGC 6121, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Scorpius, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/10/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* Y. Momany (University of Padua)
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*Description*: This new image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a small galaxy called the Sagittarius dwarf irregular galaxy, or "SagDIG" for short. SagDIG is relatively nearby, and Hubble's sharp vision is able to reveal many thousands of individual stars within the galaxy. The brightest stars in the picture (easily distinguished by the spikes radiating from their images, produced by optical effects within the telescope), are foreground stars lying within our own Milky Way...
Topics: SagDIG, ESO 594-4, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sagittarius, What -- Earth, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/31/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* H. Boffin (FORS/VLT/ESO)
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*Description*: This is a view of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1313 taken with the the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile on Dec. 16, 2003 through various broad-band (B, R, z) and narrow-band filters (H-alpha, [o I], [O III]). The color composited image was made by assigning B to the blue channel, [O I] and [O III] to the green channel, and R, z, and H-alpha to the red channel. This gives many of the nebulous shells along the outer spiral arms a yellow/red hue....
Topics: NGC 1313, What -- Very Large Telescope, What -- VLT, What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/05/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* Phil Nicholson (Cornell University) and NASA
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*Description*: This series of 10 Hubble Space Telescope images captures several small moons orbiting Saturn. Hubble snapped the five pairs of images while the Earth was just above the ring plane and the Sun below it. The telescope captured a pair of images every 97 minutes as it circled the Earth. Moving out from Saturn, the visible rings are: the broad C Ring, the Cassini Division, and the narrow F Ring. The first pair of images shows the large, bright moon Dione, near the middle of the...
Topics: Saturn, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Saturn, What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1996/18/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], A. Straughn, S. Cohen, and R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and the HUDF team (Space Telescope Science Institute [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: These postage-stamp-size images reveal 36 young galaxies caught in the act of merging with other galaxies. These galaxies appear as they existed many billions of years ago. Astronomers have dubbed them "tadpole galaxies" because of their distinct knot-and-tail shapes, which suggest that they are engaging in galactic mergers. The galaxies were captured in 2004 in the Hubble Space Telescope's Ultra Deep Field (HUDF) survey of thousands of distant galaxies. They are part...
Topics: HUDF, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/04/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Photo Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] & Anglo-Austrailian Observatory
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*Description*: This composite image shows the location of a one light-year square region in the Orion Nebula, which was imaged by WFPC. The area is near the edge of a cavity of ionized hydrogen, which is heated by ultraviolet radiation from a star cluster at the center of the nebula. (Ground-based Orion Nebula photo copyright David Malin/Anglo-Australian Southern Observatory) Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [...
Topics: NGC 1976, M42, Orion Nebula, What -- Orion, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1990/24/image/a/
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 *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/
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*: Image of the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A (Cas A) taken with the Hubble Space Telescope Advanced Camera for Surveys in March 2004. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Cassiopeia A Object Description: Supernova Remnant Position (J2000): R.A. 23h 23m 24s Dec. +58° 48' 54" Constellation: Cassiopeia Distance: About 10,000 light-years 3,100 parsecs away. Dimensions: This image is 8.5 arcminutes (25 light-years or 7.7 parsecs) wide. The bright...
Topics: Cassipopeia A, What -- Cassiopeia, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/30/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* J.C. Green (Univ. of Colorado) and the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) GTO Team; NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/CXO/SAO
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*Description*: Intricate wisps of glowing gas float amid a myriad of stars in this image created by combining data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory. The gas is a supernova remnant, cataloged as N132D, ejected from the explosion of a massive star that occurred some 3,000 years ago. This titanic explosion took place in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a nearby neighbor galaxy of our own Milky Way. The complex structure of N132D is due to the expanding supersonic shock...
Topics: N 132D, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Visible Light, What -- Sun, What -- FAST,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/30/image/a/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Uranus Object Description: Planet Distance: The semi-major axis of Uranus's orbit about the sun is 19.18 Astronomical Units (A.U.) or roughly 2.9 billion km. Dimensions: Uranus (without rings) has a diameter of roughly 32,000 miles (51,000 km) at the equator. About the Data Data Description: 10473: M. Showalter (SETI Institute) and J. Lissauer (NASA Ames Research Center) Instrument: ACS/HRC Exposure Date(s): August 2005...
Topics: What -- Uranus, What -- Sun, What -- Moon, Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC)
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/33/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and the Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) - 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:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], A. Stern (SwRI) and Z. Levay (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: The new HST/ACS observations made on March 2nd reveal that all three of Pluto's satellites are neutrally colored, unlike reddish Pluto itself. Pluto's reddish color is believed to be due to reddening agents created by the effects of sunlight acting on its nitrogen and methane surface ices. Charon's surface is known to consist primarily of water ice; the similar color of P1 and P2 may indicate they too have water ice surfaces. The color similarity of Pluto's two small satellites...
Topics: Pluto, What -- Pluto, What -- Charon, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/15/image/g/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* Dr. Wendy L. Freedman, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: This sequence of images taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope chronicles the rhythmic changes in a rare class of variable star (located in the center of each image) in the spiral galaxy M100. This class of pulsating star is called a Cepheid Variable. The Cepheid in this Hubble picture doubles in brightness (24.5 to 25.3 apparent magnitude) over a period of 51.3 days. The interval it takes for the Cepheid to complete one pulsation is a direct indication of the stars's intrinsic...
Topics: M100, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- TIMED, What -- Discovery, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1994/49/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* Rogier Windhorst (Arizona State University [ http://phy.asu.edu/ ]) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: The boxes in this color image identify 18 sub-galactic sized objects in a Hubble Space Telescope survey of faint galaxies. All the boxed objects are at the same distance from Eather (11 billion light-years), and are scattered across an area of sky 2 million light-years across. They are close enough to each other they may eventually merge to form normal galaxies. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [...
Topic: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1996/29/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and M. Kornmesser (ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]/Hubble) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/46/video/a/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/46/video/a/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/46/video/a/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> Zooming through the nighttime sky into the constellation Corvus the crow, deeper into the Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys image of the Antennae galaxies. The "stellar fireworks" contain brilliant young clusters of tens of thousands of stars. Orange blobs to the left and right of center are the two cores of the original galaxies, criss-crossed by dark filaments of dust seen in silhouette. Brilliant blue star clusters, born in the collision, pepper the galaxies....
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Corvus, What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/46/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona)
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*Description*: This movie still captures the moons Mimas, Enceladus, and Dione as they begin their race across Saturn's disk. The still is from a movie created from images taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. It reveals the planet's rings tilted nearly edge-on toward the Sun, an event that occurs once every 15 years. Because of this special alignment, the moons cast shadows on the planet and its rings. Dione is on the far left of the image, Mimas is in the middle, and Enceladus is on the...
Topics: Saturn, What -- Mimas, What -- Enceladus, What -- Dione, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/13/image/a/
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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/ ], A.V. Filippenko (University of California, Berkeley), P. Challis (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), et al. [ http://comet.stsci.edu/cgi-bin/fetch.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpresto.stsci.edu%2Fcgi-bin%2Fget-address-info%3F10182 ]
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*Description*: The explosion of a massive star blazes with the light of 200 million Suns in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image. The arrow at top right points to the stellar blast, called a supernova. The supernova is so bright in this image that it easily could be mistaken for a foreground star in our Milky Way Galaxy. And yet, this supernova, called SN 2004dj, resides far beyond our galaxy. Its home is in the outskirts of NGC 2403, a galaxy located 11 million light-years from Earth....
Topics: SN 2004dj, NGC 2403, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/23/image/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/
NASA Images
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/
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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:* 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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Technical facts about this news release: About this Object Object Name: M22; NGC 6656 Object Description: Globular Cluster Position (J2000): R.A. 18h 36.4m Dec. -23° 55' Constellation: Sagittarius Distance: 2.6 kpc (8,500 light-years) Dimensions: This image is roughly 1.3 arcminutes (roughly 3.3 light-years) wide. The entire globular cluster is roughly 24 arcminutes across. About the Data Instrument: WFPC2 Exposure Dates: February - June, 1999 Filters: F555W (V); F814W (I) Principal...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Sagittarius
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/20/video/c/
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*: The Hubble Space Telescope Advanced Camera for Surveys imaged Aristarchus crater and nearby Schroter's Valley rille on Aug. 21, 2005. The Hubble images reveal fine-scale details of the crater's interior and exterior in ultraviolet and visible wavelengths at a scale of approximately 165 to 330 feet (50 to 100 meters) per picture element. Aristarchus crater is 26 miles (42 kilometers) in diameter and approximately 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) in depth, and sits at the southeastern edge...
Topics: Moon, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Crater,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/29/image/a/
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/