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*Description*:> VIDEO ZOOM INTO M32 Video sequence begins with a ground-based image of M32 (seen just above the large central galaxy M31), ZOOM to ground-based image of M32, continue the ZOOM to the Hubble Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) image of M32's core. *Video Sequence:*: Bryan Preston (Allied Signal and The Space Telescope Science Institute) Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/335/ ]...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- M32, Where -- M31
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/40/video/a/
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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: This image was created from HST data from proposal 9354: E. Karkoschka and M. Tomasko (University of Arizona) Instrument: WFPC2...
Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Arizona
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/23/image/c/
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Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/512/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/25/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/27/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-1995-24h
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/24/image/h/
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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 image is 9.6 arcminutes (87,000 light-years or 27,000 parsecs) wide. About the Data Note: High level science products (combined and mosaiced fits files for each filter)...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Canes Venatici, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/12/image/n/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: V838 Monocerotis Object Description: Nova-like variable star and surrounding light echo Position (J2000): R.A. 07h 04m 04.8s Dec. ?03° 50' 50" Constellation: Monoceros Distance: The star is ~20,000 light-years (~6 kiloparsecs) away. Dimensions: This image is 2.4 arcminutes (13.7 light-years or 4.2 parsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: These data are from the HST program 10392: K. Noll, H. Bond, C. Christian,...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Monoceros, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Hamilton
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/02/image/e/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and the Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])-ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]/Hubble Collaboration *Acknowledgment:* J. Ma‘¯_‘¯_‘¯_z Apell‘¯_‘¯_‘¯_niz (Institute of Astrophysics of Andaluc‘¯_‘¯_‘¯_a, Spain)
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*Description*: Thousands of sparkling young stars are nestled within the giant nebula NGC 3603. This stellar "jewel box" is one of the most massive young star clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy. NGC 3603 is a prominent star-forming region in the Carina spiral arm of the Milky Way, about 20,000 light-years away. This latest image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows a young star cluster surrounded by a vast region of dust and gas. The image reveals stages in the life cycle of stars....
Topics: NGC 3603, What -- Carina, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- FAST, What -- Sun, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/34/image/a/
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Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/584/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1993/23/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1994/07/ ] What is an Early Release Observation? A photograph of a celestial object that demonstrates the performance of a new Hubble camera. What is an American Astronomical Society Meeting release? A major news...
Topics: What -- Camera 2, What -- Sun, What -- Visible Light, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1994/05/image/c/
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*Description*: This is the first true-color photograph of the giant planet Jupiter from the Wide Field Planetary Camera on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. All features in this image are cloud formations in the atmosphere of Jupiter, which contain small crystals of frozen ammonia and traces of colorful chemical compounds of carbon, sulfur, and phosphorus. The temperatures of the clouds are extremely cold, about -280 degrees F. The photograph was generated in a computer by combining three separate...
Topics: Jupiter, What -- Jupiter, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Pioneer 10,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1991/13/image/a/
Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/531/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1994/53/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/03/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-1994-39d
Topic: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1994/39/image/d/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* Dr. H. A. Weaver and Mr. T. E. Smith, STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ] NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: This is an enlargement of a NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the "brightest nucleus" in a string of approximately 20 objects that comprise comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9. The comet is hurtling toward a July I994 collision with the giant planet Jupiter. Hubble's high resolution shows that this bright region is actually a group of at least four separate pieces. The HST images allow for the best separation of the individual nuclei and their surrounding halo of dust (comae),...
Topics: Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Jupiter
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1993/22/image/c/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Jupiter Object Description: Planet Diameter: The planet has a diameter of roughly 89,000 (143,000 km) at the equator. Average Distance The semi-major axis of Jupiter's orbit about the Sun is 5.2 astronomical units or roughly 483 million miles (778 million km). About the Data Instrument: WFPC2 Exposure Date(s): February 13, 17, 18, 1995 Exposure Time: 55 minutes Filters: F410N (StrÔø_Ôø_Ôø_mgren v), F555W...
Topics: What -- Jupiter, What -- Sun, Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Where -- Ames Research...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/18/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* Alan Stern (Southwest Research Institute), Marc Buie (Lowell Observatory), NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ]
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*Description*: The never-before-seen surface of the distant planet Pluto is resolved in these NASA Hubble Space Telescope pictures, taken with the European Space Agency's (ESA) Faint Object Camera (FOC) aboard Hubble. Discovered in 1930, Pluto has always appeared as nothing more than a dot of light in even the largest earth-based telescopes because Pluto's disk is much smaller than can be resolved from beneath the Earth's turbulent atmosphere. Pluto is 2/3 the size of Earth's Moon but 1,200...
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Topics: Pluto, What -- Pluto, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Faint Object Camera, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1996/09/image/a/
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by *Credit:* 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: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/411/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1997/39/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/06/ ] What is a Space Science Update? Major Hubble discoveries on NASA television ... Astronomers explain their Hubble discoveries at a press conference, called a Space Science Update (SSU), broadcast on NASA...
Topic: What -- Sun
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1997/38/image/n/
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by *Credit:* Kenneth Seidelmann, U.S. Naval Observatory, and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the planet Uranus reveals the planet's rings, at least five of the inner moons, and bright clouds in the planet's southern hemisphere. Hubble now allows astronomers to revisit the planet at a level of detail not possible since the Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by the planet briefly, nearly a decade ago. Hubble's new view was obtained on August 14, 1994, when Uranus was 1.7 billion miles (2.8 billion kilometers) from Earth. Similar details, as...
Topics: Uranus, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Uranus, What -- Voyager 2, What -- Earth,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1994/50/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 *Animation:*: Thomas Goertel, (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) *WFPC2 and NICMOS Images:*: NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and Ethan Schreier, (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) *Ground-based Image:*: NOAO/CTIO
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*Description*: This NASA Hubble Space Telescope picture resolves, for the first time, one of the smallest stars in our Milky Way Galaxy. Called Gliese 623b or Gl623b, the diminutive star (right of center) is ten times less massive than the Sun and 60,000 times fainter. (If it were as far away as the Sun, it would be only eight times brighter than the full Moon). Located 25 light-years away in the constellation Hercules, Gl623b is the smaller component of a double star system, where the...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- Moon, What -- Constellation, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/14/video/d/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Centaurus A (NGC 5128) Position (J2000): Right ascension: 13: 25.5 (hours : minutes) Declination: -43 : 01 (degrees : minutes) Constellation: Centaurus (southern sky) Diameter: 18.2 (arc minutes) Magnitude: 7.0 Distance: 10 million light-years What is a Space Science Update? Major Hubble discoveries on NASA television ... Astronomers explain their Hubble discoveries at a press conference, called a Space Science Update (SSU),...
Topics: What -- Centaurus, What -- Constellation, What -- Earth
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/14/image/k/
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by *Credit:* Bryan Preston (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AVL)
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Technical facts about this news release: About this Object Object Name: SN1997ff Object Description: Supernova Type Ia in Hubble Deep Field North Galaxy 4-403.0 Position (J2000): R.A. 12h 36m 44.18s Dec. +62° 12' 44.8" Constellation: Ursa Major Distance: 3 billion parsecs (10 billion light-years) Redshift: z~1.7 About the Data Instrument: NICMOS; WFPC2 Exposure Dates: December 23, 1997 - June 22, 1998 Exposure Time: ~ 6 days Filters: F814W (I), F110W (J), F160W (H) Principal Astronomers:...
Topics: What -- Galaxy 4, What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major, What -- NICMOS, Where -- Arizona,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/09/video/f/
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by *Credit:* STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ] AVL
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Technical facts about this news release: About this Object Object Name: Mz 3; Menzel 3, The "Ant Nebula" Object Description: Planetary Nebula Position (J2000): R.A. 16h 17m 17.35s Dec. -51° 59' 00" Constellation: Norma Distance: About 900 pc (3000 light-years) Dimensions: The object is roughly 1 arcminute or 0.5 pc (1.6 light-years) long. About the Data Instrument: WFPC2 Exposure Dates: July 20, 1997; June 30, 1998 Exposure Time: 1.7 hours Filters: Red F673N [S II] Green F658N...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Norma, What -- Sun, Where -- Washington
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/05/video/a/
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by *Animation Credit:* STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ] AVL *Image Credits:* Terence Dickinson (backyard view of the Pleiades with Jupiter, Saturn and Hyades); STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ] Digitized Sky Survey; Chuck Vaughn (amateur astrophotographer -- 85-minute exposure taken with a 12.5" f/9 Ritchey-Chretien telescope); The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])
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Technical facts about this news release: About this Object Object Name: Barnard's Merope Nebula, IC 349 Object Description: Reflection Nebula in the Pleiades Position (J2000): R.A. 03h 46m 21.30s Dec. +23° 56' 28.0" Constellation: Taurus Mean Surface Brightness: ~18.5 V magnitudes/square arcsecond Distance: 380 light-years Dimensions: The image frame is 3400 astronomical units (0.05 light-years) wide. The nebula is 3500 astronomical units (0.06 light-years) away from the bright star...
Topics: What -- Merope, What -- Constellation, What -- Taurus, Where -- Hawaii
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/36/video/a/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and L. Barranger (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*:> Pan of the galaxy NGC 3370 taken by Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys in early 2003. Adam Riess, an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md., observed NGC 3370 a dozen times over the course of a month and has seen many Cepheid variables. These Cepheids are the most distant yet observed with Hubble. The total exposure time for this galaxy is extremely long (about one full day), and the combined image provides one of the deepest views taken by...
Topics: What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Constellation, What -- Leo, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/24/video/a/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: B1620-26 in M4 (NGC 6121) Object Description: Pulsar with Companion in Globular Cluster Position (J2000): R.A. 16h 23m 35.4s Dec. -26° 31' 31.9" Constellation: Scorpius Distance: M4 is roughly 5,600 light-years (1,720 parsecs) from the Earth. About the Data Data Description: Data for this release was taken from HST proposals 5461 and 8679 together with archived observations from HST proposal 8153. The full team...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Scorpius, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/19/image/c/
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by *Credit:* N. Smith, University of Minnesota/NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: This image shows the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372), combining the light from 3 different filters tracing emission from oxygen (blue), hydrogen (green), and sulfur (red). The color is also representative of the temperature in the ionized gas: blue is relatively hot and red is cooler. This image was taken at the Curtis Schmidt telescope at the Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory. Visit the NOAO image gallery for more file formats (http://www.noao.edu/image_gallery/html/im0667.html [...
Topics: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Hubble Space Telescope...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/31/image/c/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: B1620-26 in M4 (NGC 6121) Object Description: Pulsar with Companion in Globular Cluster Position (J2000): R.A. 16h 23m 35.4s Dec. -26° 31' 31.9" Constellation: Scorpius Distance: M4 is roughly 5,600 light-years (1,720 parsecs) from the Earth. About the Data Data Description: Data for this release was taken from HST proposals 5461 and 8679 together with archived observations from HST proposal 8153. The full team...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Scorpius, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/19/image/f/
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by *Credit:* ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ] and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept Extrasolar planet HD 209458b transits its parent star in 1999. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: HD 209458 Object Description: Host Star to Transiting Planet HD 209458b Position (J2000): R.A. 22h 03m 10.8s Dec. +18° 53' 04.0'' Constellation: Pegasus Distance From Earth: 46 parsecs (150 light-years) _________________________________________ Object Name: HD 209458b Object Description: Extrasolar Planet Transiting HD 209458...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Pegasus, What -- Earth, What -- Jupiter, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/08/video/g/
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by *Credits for X-ray Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/CXC/ASU/J. Hester et al. *Credits for Optical Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/HST/ASU/J. Hester et al.
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*Description*: This close up view of the Chandra (left) and Hubble (right) images shows the motion of the wisps in 3 sets of the Crab Nebula joint observations. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Crab Nebula NGC 1952 Object Description: Supernova Remnant Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 34m 32s Dec. +22° 00Ôø_Ôø_ 52Ôø_Ôø_Ôø_Ôø_ Constellation: Taurus Dimensions: The image is 2.24 arcminutes across Distance to Earth: About 6,000 light-years (1,850...
Topics: Crab Nebula, M1, NGC 1952, What -- Constellation, What -- Taurus, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/24/image/c/
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by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and A. Hobart (CXO) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/29/video/f/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/29/video/f/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/29/video/f/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept This animation of a supernova explosion demonstrates what happens when a massive star explodes and creates a shell of hot gas that glows brightly in X-rays. These X-rays reveal the dynamics of the explosion. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Kepler's Supernova Remnant, SN 1604, V843 Ophiuchi, G004.5+06.8 Object Description: Supernova Remnant Position (J2000): R.A. 17h 30m 40s.8 Dec. -21° 29' 11".0 Constellation:...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Ophiuchus, What -- Columbia, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST),...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/29/video/f/
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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/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: 9P/Tempel 1 Object Description: Comet Distance: The Comet was approximately 0.8AU (120 million km, 74 million miles) from Earth and approximately 1.5AU (224 million km, 139 million miles) from the Sun at the time of these exposures Dimensions: The comet's nucleus is approximately 5-6 km (3-4 mi) in diameter. It is not resolved in the HST images. About the Data Data Description: The Hubble image was created from HST data from...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What -- COMETS, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Deep...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/16/image/c/
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by *Credit:* A. Fujii
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*Description*: The location of M82 in the sky. This is a wide view of the sky photographed from the ground, showing the constellation Ursa Major (the Great Bear) which includes the Big Dipper whose brightest stars are labeled with their greek-letter names. Also marked are the location of two other galaxies associated with M82: M81 and NGC 3077, as well as other well-known galaxies M101, and M51. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: M82, NGC 3034 Object...
Topics: Ursa Major, What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/14/image/j/
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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/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and A. Pellerin (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: [Left] - 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...
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/a/
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This picture of the Crab Nebula, taken by the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, show the six-light-year-wide expanding remnant of a star's supernova explosion. Japanese and Chinese astronomers recorded this violent event nearly 1,000 years ago in 1054, as did, almost certainly, Native Americans. The orange filaments are the tattered remains of the star and consist mostly of hydrogen. The rapidly spinning neutron star embedded in the center of the nebula is the...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/wfpc/crab.html
NASA Images
by *Credit:* Dana Berry, ST ScI Astronomy Visualization Laboratory
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*Description*: This artist's illustration shows three steps in the merger of a pair of white dwarf stars. The illustration depicts how planets may form around massive white dwarfs and is based upon theoretical studies by astronomers Mario Livio, Jim Pringle, and Rex Saffer of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD. At least half of the stars in our Milky Way galaxy are double star systems. During their evolution such systems may undergo a phase in which the cores of the two...
Topics: What -- REX, What -- Earth, What -- Sun, Where -- Milky Way Galaxy
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1992/18/image/a/
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This animation starts with a flat projection of the entire sky. In this projection the sky is bisected by the plane of our Milky Way galaxy. Hubble Space Telescope target locations over the 21 years are shown sequentially, from solar system to extragalactic. Stellar targets are spread over the entire celestial sphere; planets lie along the solar system's ecliptic plane (S-shaped in this projection), and distant targets are at high galactic latitudes. As of July 4, 2011, Hubble has made one...
Topics: Where -- Milky Way Galaxy, Hubble Space Telescope, HubbleSite
Source: http://youtu.be/DEMNPxQKgkU
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by *Illustration:*: James Gitlin (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: These two images, taken 11 hours apart with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, reveal two nearly opposite sides of Mars. Hubble snapped these photos as the red planet was making its closest approach to Earth in almost 60,000 years. Mars completed nearly one half a rotation between the two observations. The image at left was assembled from a series of exposures taken between 6:20 p.m. and 7:12 p.m. EDT Aug. 26 with Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2. Hubble snapped this photo...
Topics: Virgo Cluster, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Mars, What -- Earth, What -- Camera 2,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1997/02/image/a/
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by *Credit:* The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ])
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*Description*: NGC 3132 is a striking example of a planetary nebula. This expanding cloud of gas, surrounding a dying star, is known to amateur astronomers in the southern hemisphere as the "Eight-Burst" or the "Southern Ring" Nebula. The name "planetary nebula" refers only to the round shape that many of these objects show when examined through a small visual telescope. In reality, these nebulae have little or nothing to do with planets, but are instead huge...
Topics: NGC 3132, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/39/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* D. Padgett (IPAC/Caltech), W. Brandner (IPAC), K. Stapelfeldt (JPL) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: This image shows IRAS 04302+2247, a star hidden from direct view and seen only by the nebula it illuminates. Dividing the nebula in two is a dense, edge-on disk of dust and gas which appears as the thick, dark band crossing the center of the image. The disk has a diameter of 80 billion miles (15 times the diameter of Neptune's orbit), and has a mass comparable to the Solar Nebula, which gave birth to our planetary system. Dark clouds and bright wisps above and below the disk...
Topics: What -- Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS), What -- Earth, What -- Sun
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/05/image/q/
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Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/416/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1997/33/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1997/35/ ] What is a Space Science Update? Major Hubble discoveries on NASA television ... Astronomers explain their Hubble discoveries at a press conference, called a Space Science Update (SSU), broadcast on NASA...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1997/34/image/f/
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by *Credit:* Credit: NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], R. Bouwens and G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz)
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*Description*: This panel shows four candidate galaxies that are likely to have redshifts of 7 and thus have emitted their light when the universe was just 750 million years old. Astronomers can determine when light was emitted from a distant source by its redshift, a measure of how the expansion of the universe stretched the wavelengths of the light as it traveled through space across vast distances. Each of the four candidate high-redshift galaxies are presented in a distinct row. All four...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- California, Where -- Santa Cruz
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/44/image/a/
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by *Credits:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and Jeffrey Kenney and Elizabeth Yale (Yale University)
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*Description*: A monstrous black hole's rude table manners include blowing huge bubbles of hot gas into space. At least, that's the gustatory practice followed by the supermassive black hole residing in the hub of the nearby galaxy NGC 4438. Known as a peculiar galaxy because of its unusual shape, NGC 4438 is in the Virgo Cluster, 50 million light-years from Earth. These NASA Hubble Space Telescope images of the galaxy's central region clearly show one of the bubbles rising from a dark band of...
Topics: NGC 4438, What -- Virgo, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Camera 2,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/21/image/a/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: NGC 6369, The Little Ghost Nebula Object Description: Planetary Nebula Position (J2000): R.A. 17h 29m 20.40s Dec. -23° 45' 37.9" Constellation: Ophiuchus Distance: 2,000 - 5,000 light-years (600 - 1,500 parsecs) Dimensions: This image is 2.4 arcminutes across. At a distance of 3,500 light-years, this width corresponds to 2.5 light-years (0.75 parsecs). About the Data Instrument: WFPC2 Exposure Date(s): February 27,...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Ophiuchus, Where -- Hamilton
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/25/image/b/
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by *Image Credit:* R. Chris Smith (CTIO) and Y.-H. Chu (UICU)
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*Description*: Composite image of ground-based [S II] image (white; taken at theCurtis Schmidt Telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile) and ROSAT PSPC X-ray image (red). Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: N44C Object Description: H II Region in the Large Magellanic Cloud Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 22m 07.91s Dec. -67° 59' 12.95" Constellation: Dorado Distance: About 50 kiloparsecs (160,000 light-years) Dimensions: The image is...
Topics: N44C, What -- ROSAT, What -- Constellation, What -- Dorado, Where -- Chile, Where -- Large...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/12/image/c/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and L. Barranger (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) What is HubbleMinute? The latest news with style ... HubbleMinute is a brief video news report that combines music, narrative, and animations to convey the latest Hubble discovery to the public.
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*Description*:> A Video News Release explains how the shapes of planetary nebulae are deceiving. Astronomers combined highly detailed images of the Helix Nebula from the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys, with images from the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. From these observations, they were able to analyze the data and construct a 3-D model from measurements of the Helix Nebula using ground-based optical and radio telescopes to show the speed and...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Constellation,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/32/video/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and A. Schaller (for STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: This is an artist's impression of how the very early universe (less than 1 billion years old) might have looked when it went through a voracious onset of star formation, converting primordial hydrogen into myriad stars at an unprecedented rate. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: I Zwicky 18 (I Zw 18) Object Description: Irregular Dwarf Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 09h 34m 00s.9 Dec. 55° 14' 34".2 Constellation: Ursa Major Distance: 45...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- NICMOS,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/35/image/b/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: V838 Monocerotis Object Description: Nova-like variable star and surrounding light echo Position (J2000): R.A. 07h 04m 04.8s Dec. ?03° 50' 50" Constellation: Monoceros Distance: The star is ~20,000 light-years (~6 kiloparsecs) away. Dimensions: This image is 2.4 arcminutes (13.7 light-years or 4.2 parsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: These data are from the HST program 10392: K. Noll, H. Bond, C. Christian,...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Monoceros, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Hamilton
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/02/image/f/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/JPL-Caltech
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*Description*: This artist's conception compares a hypothetical solar system centered around a tiny "sun" (top) to a known solar system centered around a star, called 55 Cancri, which is about the same size as our sun. NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes and two telescopes in the Chilean Andes, the Blanco telescope of the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory and the Gemini South telescope, discovered the beginnings of such a miniature solar system 500 light-years away in the...
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Gemini, What -- Chamaeleon, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/31/image/a/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], I. de Pater and M. Wong (University of California, Berkeley)
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*Description*: Image of the full disk of Jupiter from ACS/WFC at 18:42 UT, April 16, 2006. Two filters are shown in red/orange (F892N, near-IR strong methane band) and blue/cyan (F502N continuum/cyan light). The Hubble group that conducted this observation is led jointly by Imke de Pater (UCB Astronomy) and Philip Marcus (UCB Mechanical Engineering). Other team members are Michael Wong (UCB Astronomy), Xylar Asay-Davis (UCB Mechanical Engineering), and Christopher Go, an amateur astronomer with...
Topics: Jupiter, What -- Jupiter, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Philippines,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/19/image/c/
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/
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The second in the Hubble yearbook series discusses such discoveries as an evaporating planet, the oldest known planet in the galaxy, and a far-distant star cluster that formed in the early universe.
Source: http://hubblesite.org/gallery/movie_theater/hst2004/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ]
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*Description*: HST has resolved, to an unprecedented detail of 0.1 arc second, a mysterious elliptical ring of material around the remnants of Supernova 1987A. In this image, taken with the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera on August 23, 1990 the ring appears as a yellow ellipse. The tightly knotted debris from the stellar explosion appears as a red blob near the center of the ring. The blue stars to the left and right of the ring are not associated with the supernova. This raw image,...
Topics: SN1987a, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Faint Object Camera, What -- Earth
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1990/07/image/a/
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Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/504/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/08/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/30/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-1995-29e
Topic: What -- Saturn
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/29/image/e/
NASA Images
by *Credits:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], 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:* C. R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt University) and L. Bianchi (Johns Hopkins University and Osservatorio Astronomico, Torinese, Italy)
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*Description*: Resembling curling flames from a campfire, this magnificent nebula in a neighboring galaxy is giving astronomers new insight into the fierce birth of stars as it may have more commonly happened in the early universe. The glowing gas cloud, called Hubble-V, has a diameter of about 200 light-years. A faint tail of nebulosity trailing off the top of the image sits opposite a dense cluster of bright stars at the bottom of the irregularly shaped nebula. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope's...
Topics: NGC 6822, Hubble-V, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- Constellation, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/39/image/a/
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by *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: Previously unseen details of a mysterious, complex structure within the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372) are revealed by this image of the "Keyhole Nebula," obtained with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The picture is a montage assembled from four different April 1999 telescope pointings with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, which used six different color filters. The picture is dominated by a large, approximately circular feature, which is part of the Keyhole Nebula,...
Topics: Carina Nebula, C 3372, What -- Carina, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Wide Field...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/06/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credits for Hubble image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ], R. de Grijs (Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, UK) *Credits for ground-based picture:* N.A. Sharp (Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ], National Optical Astronomy Observatories, National Science Foundation)
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*Description*: This stunningly beautiful image [right] taken with the NASA Hubble Space Telescope shows the heart of the prototypical starburst galaxy M82. The ongoing violent star formation due to an ancient encounter with its large galactic neighbor, M81, gives this galaxy its disturbed appearance. The smaller picture at upper left shows the entire galaxy. The image was taken in December 1994 by the Kitt Peak National Observatory's 0.9-meter telescope. Hubble's view is represented by the...
Topics: M82, NGC 3034, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Camera 2, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/08/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], M. Showalter (Stanford University/NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] Ames Research Center), J. Lissauer (NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] Ames Research Center)
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*Description*: These images, taken with the NASA Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), show several faint moons circling Uranus, including a newly detected moon and a rediscovered satellite. The planet's ring system can also be seen. The arrow in the frame at right points to one of two newly discovered moons, among the smallest moons yet found around Uranus. The moon is temporarily designated as S/2003 U 1 until the International Astronomical Union (IAU) formally approves...
Topics: Uranus, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Uranus,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/29/image/a/
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by *Credit:* Massimo Stiavelli (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: The Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) is back at work, capturing this black-and-white image of the "butterfly wing"-shaped nebula, NGC 2346. The nebula is about 2,000 light-years away from Earth in the direction of the constellation Monoceros. It represents the spectacular "last gasp" of a binary star system at the nebula's center. The image was taken on March 6, as part of the recommissioning of the Hubble Space Telescope's...
Topics: NGC 2346, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Camera 2, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1997/07/image/a/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ] & Mohammad Heydari-Malayeri (Observatoire de Paris, France)
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*Description*: Looking like a colorful holiday card, this image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveals a vibrant green and red nebula far from Earth, where nature seems to have put on the traditional colors of the season. These colors, produced by the light emitted by oxygen and hydrogen, help astronomers investigate the star-forming processes in nebulas such as NGC 2080. NGC 2080, nicknamed "The Ghost Head Nebula," is one of a chain of star-forming regions lying south of the 30...
Topics: NGC 2080, The Ghost Head Nebula, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Wide...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/34/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], J. Parker (Southwest Research Institute), P. Thomas (Cornell University), L. McFadden (University of Maryland, College Park), and M. Mutchler and Z. Levay (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/27/video/b/still/1/ ]
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*Description*:> NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took these images of Ceres during its 9-hour rotation. The colors represent the differences between relatively red and blue regions. These differences may simply be due to variation on the surface among different types of material. Astronomers enhanced the sharpness in these images to bring out features on Ceres' surface, including brighter and darker regions that could be asteroid impact features. The observations were made in visible and...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- Earth, Where -- Maryland, Where --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/27/video/b/
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*: Cutaway of view of Ceres shows the differentiated layers of the asteroid. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Ceres, 1 Ceres Object Description: Minor Body in the Main Asteroid Belt Distance: The semi-major axis of Ceres' orbit about the Sun is 2.77 Astronomical Units (A.U.) or roughly 257 million miles (414 million kilometers). At the time of the Hubble observations, Ceres was roughly 1.63 A.U. from Earth. Dimensions: Ceres is has a mean...
Topics: Ceres, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, Where -- Maryland, Where...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/27/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ] and AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/Caltech
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*Description*: The brilliant stars seen in this image are members of the popular open star cluster known as the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters. The Hubble Space Telescope's Fine Guidance Sensors refined the distance to the Pleiades at about 440 light-years. The Fine Guidance Sensors are at the periphery of Hubble's field-of-view. They trace a circumference that is approximately the angular size of the Moon on the sky. They are overlaid on this image to give a scale to Hubble's very narrow view on...
Topics: Pleiades, NGC 1432/35, M45, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- TRACE, What -- Moon, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/20/image/a/
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by *Video Credit:* B. McDaniel and C. Clark (U. Alabama)
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*Description*:> Third of four interview clips with Dr. William Keel, Professor of Astronomy at the University of Alabama. Topic discussions on what is happening in galaxy C153, the scientific implications, how this could pertain to us and why the different observations were used. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: C153 Object Description: Galaxy C153 in Cluster Abell 2125 Position (J2000): R.A. 15h 41m 09s.76 Dec. +66° 15' 45".0 Constellation: Ursa...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Gemini,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/02/video/e/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and J. Gitlin (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept Animation of a planetary nebula being formed. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Helix Nebula, NGC 7293 Object Description: Planetary Nebula Position (J2000): R.A. 22h 29m 48.20s Dec. -20° 49' 26.0" Constellation: Aquarius Distance: About 690 light-years (213 parsecs) Dimensions: The image is roughly 287 arcminutes (5.6 light-years or 1.7 parsecs) across. About the Data Data Description: The HST data are from proposal...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Aquarius, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Illinois,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/32/video/f/
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by *Credit:* [Left] - NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], J. Hester and P. Scowen (Arizona State University) [Right] - NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ] and the ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]/ESO/NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] Photoshop FITS Liberator
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*Description*: With the release of version 2 of the FITS Liberator, it has become even easier to create stunning images. You can literally create colorful astronomical pictures like the iconic Hubble image "Eagle Nebula, Pillars of Creation," seen here, in a matter of minutes. The advantages of using FITS Liberator over previous image processing tools are indicated in the right-hand image: 1. some added detail in the shadows 2. increased gamut (color space, more nuances) 3. slightly...
Topics: What -- Spitzer Space Telescope, Where -- Germany
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/23/image/a/
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by *Credit:* J.C. Blades/NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ]
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*Description*: The NASA Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has imaged N66, a planetary nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud (a satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way galaxy). The image was obtained at 10:41 p.m. EDT on June 26, 1991, using the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera. This HST image is being presented on Thursday, January 16 at the 179th meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the first time a planetary nebula has ever been seen so clearly in a...
Topics: N66, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Faint Object Camera, Where -- Large Magellanic...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1992/08/image/a/
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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/l/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], J. Bell (Cornell U.) and M. Wolff (SSI) *Additional image processing and analysis support from:*: K. Noll and A. Lubenow (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]); M. Hubbard (Cornell U.); R. Morris (NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/JSC); P. James (U. Toledo); S. Lee (U. Colorado); and T. Clancy, B. Whitney and G. Videen (SSI); and Y. Shkuratov (Kharkov U.)
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*Description*: These images from the Hubble's Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) provide a new and unprecedented look at one of the most unique and complex structures in the universe ? a light-year wide ring of glowing gas around supernova 1987A, the nearest stellar explosion in 400 years, which occurred in February 1987. The STIS long-slit spectrograph viewed the entire ring system, dissecting its light and producing a detailed image of the ring in each of its component colors. Each...
Topics: Mars, What -- Earth, What -- Mars, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/22/image/f/
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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 3,400 parsecs (11,000 light-years) Dimensions: The bright remnant shell has a diameter of about 4 parsecs (13 light-years). About the Data Instrument: WFPC2 Exposure Date(s): January 2000, January 2002 Exposure Time: 14 hours Principal Astronomers: R. Fesen (Dartmouth), J....
Topics: What -- Cassiopeia, What -- Constellation, Where -- Colorado, Where -- Virginia, Where -- North...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/15/image/d/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Quaoar, 2002 LM60 Object Description: Kuiper Belt Object Position (J2000): On July 5, 2002 R.A. 16h 36m 18s Dec. ?14° 48' 0" Constellation: In July 2002 in Ophiuchus Distance: About 43 astronomical units (about 4 billion miles or 6.5 billion kilometers) Dimensions: Approximately 800 miles in diameter (about 1300 kilometers) About the Data Instrument: ACS/HRC Principal Astronomers: M. Brown and C. Trujillo (Caltech)...
Topics: What -- Quaoar, What -- Constellation, What -- Ophiuchus, What -- Pluto
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/17/image/j/
NASA Images
by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], The Hubble Helix Team and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept Animation highlighting the morphology of the Helix planetary nebula and the creation of planetary knots. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Helix Nebula, NGC 7293 Object Description: Planetary Nebula Position (J2000): R.A. 22h 29m 48.20s Dec. -20° 49' 26.0" Constellation: Aquarius Distance: About 650 light-years (200 parsecs) Dimensions: The image is roughly 27 arcminutes (5.1 light-years or 1.6 parsecs) across. About...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Aquarius, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Illinois,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/11/video/a/
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Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/651/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1990/27/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1990/25/ ] What is an American Astronomical Society Meeting release? A major news announcement issued at an American Astronomical Society meeting, the premier astronomy conference. Astronomers today presented pictures...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Arizona, Where -- Santa Cruz, Where -- California,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1990/23/image/b/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: V838 Monocerotis Object Description: Nova-like variable star and surrounding light echo Position (J2000): R.A. 07h 04m 04.8s Dec. ?03° 50' 50" Constellation: Monoceros Distance: The star is ~20,000 light-years (~6 kiloparsecs) away. Dimensions: This image is 2.4 arcminutes (13.7 light-years or 4.2 parsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: These data are from the HST program 10392: K. Noll, H. Bond, C. Christian,...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Monoceros, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Hamilton
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/02/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Image Credits:* Centaurus constellation region Photo credit: Akira Fujii; IC 2944 Emission Nebula Photo credit: Copyright Anglo-Australian Observatory, Photograph by David Malin; Globules in IC 2944 Photo credit: Copyright Anglo-Australian Observatory, Photograph by David Malin; Thackeray's Globules in IC 2944 Photo 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/ ])
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Technical facts about this news release: About this Object Object Name: Thackeray's Globules in IC 2944 Object Type: Dark clouds in the HII star-forming region, IC 2944 Position (J2000): R.A. 11h 38m 23s Dec. -63° 20' 41.5" Constellation: Centaurus Distance: About 1,800 pc (5,900 light-years) Dimensions: The largest cloud is a transposition of two overlapping clouds, each approximately 50 arcseconds in length. At the distance of IC 2944, these dimensions correspond to lengths of ~ 1.4...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Centaurus, Where -- Hawaii, Where -- Chile, Where -- Hamilton
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/01/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], Three Rivers Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, Panther Observatory, Digitized Sky Survey II, and M. Kornmesse (Hubble Europe/ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ])
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*Description*:> Spiral galaxy M101 is located in the northern constellation Ursa Major. A "zoom" into the galaxy first reveals its location in the nighttime sky. Pushing past Ursa Major into the center of M101 reveals the details in the spiral arms. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: M101 (NGC 5457, The Pinwheel Galaxy) Object Description: Face-on Spiral Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 14h 03m 13s Dec. +54° 20' 53" Constellation: Ursa Major...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/10/video/a/