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Hubble Space Telescope Collection
Jun 15, 2012
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The Webb Telescope's mirrors are coated in an extremely thin film of gold. This gold layer, only a few millionths of an inch thick, enables the mirrors to best reflect the infrared light the telescope seeks. The thinner the layer, the better off the telescope will be -- every bit of weight counts when a telescope as big as Webb is being lifted into space by a rocket. Join us at Quantum Coating in New Jersey, where engineers are vaporizing gold to apply a thin, even layer to the telescope's...
Topics: Where -- New Jersey, James Webb Space Telescope, astronomy, primary mirror
Source: http://youtu.be/fgn7bKs042Q
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
May 31, 2012
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Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." Don't miss June's Venus transit, the last one for a century! "Tonight's Sky" is produced by HubbleSite.org, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope. This is a recurring show, and you can find more episodes — and other astronomy videos — at HubbleSite.org. Visit Tonight's Sky on HubbleSite. http://hubblesite.org/explore_astronomy/tonights_sky
Topics: Where -- Venus, astronomy, skywatching, stargazing, Venus transit, Hubble Space Telescope
Source: http://youtu.be/M4j6jk6OxCo
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
Apr 27, 2012
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Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." May brings us the Eta Aquarid meteor shower and a solar eclipse. "Tonight's Sky" is produced by HubbleSite.org, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope. This is a recurring show, and you can find more episodes — and other astronomy videos — at HubbleSite.org. Visit Tonight's Sky on HubbleSite. http://hubblesite.org/explore_astronomy/tonights_sky
Topics: solar eclipse, Hubble Space Telescope, astronomy, skywatching, stargazing, Eta Aquarid meteor shower
Source: http://youtu.be/fXmIPYOUTpE
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
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Visit the scene of Hubble's 22nd anniversary image and explore a rich tapestry of star birth and stellar destruction.
Topics: 30 Doradus, Hubble Space Telescope, anniversary, Tarantula Nebula
Source: http://youtu.be/H33BXuPXB98
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
Feb 24, 2012
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The James Webb Space Telescope has multiple science instruments, but only one of them, the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI), sees light in the mid-infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum. MIRI's design, which allows it to both take both images and obtain the scientific data known as spectra, makes it the equivalent of two instruments in one. These dual techniques allow the Webb telescope to study distant objects in greater detail than ever before. "Behind the Webb" is a...
Topics: MIRI, James Webb Space Telescope, JWST, infrared, astronomy
Source: http://youtu.be/d0j3Jh7VUGw
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
Jan 30, 2012
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Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." In February, Orion strides across the night, sporting red giant Betelgeuse on his shoulder. "Tonight's Sky" is produced by HubbleSite.org, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope. This is a recurring show, and you can find more episodes — and other astronomy videos — at HubbleSite.org. Visit Tonight's Sky on HubbleSite....
Topics: What -- Orion, What -- BETELGEUSE, skywatching, stargazing, Hubble Space Telescope, Orion, stars,...
Source: http://youtu.be/9jlDEO3rT84
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
Dec 29, 2011
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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
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
Dec 29, 2011
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This slow pan of the Butterfly or Bug Nebula captures the detail available in the Hubble image of the planetary nebula, located 3,800 light-years away from Earth. The nebula's gas is tearing across space at more than 600,000 miles per hour. Find out more on HubbleSite: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2009/25/video/h/
Topics: What -- Earth, Butterfly Nebula, Bug Nebula, NGC 6302, Hubble Space Telescope, HubbleSite
Source: http://youtu.be/o3RWpdS3Ntk
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
Dec 29, 2011
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This visualization creates a three-dimensional tour of several dark pillars of cool gas and dust in the Carina Nebula. Find out more on HubbleSite: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2010/29/
Topics: What -- Carina, Carina Nebula, Hubble Space Telescope, HubbleSite
Source: http://youtu.be/NA9YO_iK6G8
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
Dec 29, 2011
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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
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
Dec 29, 2011
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A 3-D visualization of the star-forming region Sharpless 2-106 (a.k.a. S106) takes us through a wonderland of stars and glowing gas. For information on how these animations are made, try these links: http://hubblesite.org/blog/2012/01/a-new-perspective-on-hubble-images/ http://webcast.stsci.edu/webcast/detail.xhtml?talkid=1583&parent=1
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Topics: Sharpless 2-106, Hubble Space Telescope, HubbleSite. S106, nebula
Source: http://youtu.be/lSZb_PUkeB0
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
Dec 23, 2011
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Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." In January, see the Quadrantid meteor shower and find the double-star Capella. "Tonight's Sky" is produced by HubbleSite.org, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope. This is a recurring show, and you can find more episodes — and other astronomy videos — at HubbleSite.org. Visit Tonight's Sky on HubbleSite. http://hubblesite.org/explore_astronomy/tonights_sky
Topics: What -- CAPELLA, Hubble Space Telescope, skywatching, stargazing, stars, night sky, Quadrantid...
Source: http://youtu.be/lLvPUdE3pTw
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
Dec 22, 2011
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Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." In December, Mars and Saturn are morning planets, and look for the M103 cluster in Perseus. "Tonight's Sky" is produced by HubbleSite.org, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope. This is a recurring show, and you can find more episodes — and other astronomy videos — at HubbleSite.org. Visit Tonight's Sky on HubbleSite....
Topics: Where -- Saturn, What -- Perseus, Where -- Mars, HubbleSite, skywatching, stargazing, Mars, Saturn,...
Source: http://youtu.be/7wRwn279tks
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
Oct 28, 2011
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Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." In November, Pisces swims across the night sky and the Leonid meteor shower makes an appearance. "Tonight's Sky" is produced by HubbleSite.org, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope. This is a recurring show, and you can find more episodes — and other astronomy videos — at HubbleSite.org. Visit Tonight's Sky on HubbleSite....
Topics: What -- Pisces, telescope, skywatching, stargazing, hubble, stars, planets, astronomy
Source: http://youtu.be/bD5YklFOxhM
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
Oct 10, 2011
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At Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, a cavernous chamber is being modified for use in testing the Webb Telescope. Environmental testing is part of the myriad of tests Webb must endure to be deemed space-worthy. "Behind the Webb" is a recurring video series from HubbleSite, home of the Hubble Space Telescope and the upcoming Webb Space Telescope. Join host Mary Estacion as she goes behind the scenes to watch the construction and testing of the parts that will make Webb the...
Topics: Where -- Texas, webb space telescope, johnson space center
Source: http://youtu.be/znrf3NJ_R5U
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
Oct 10, 2011
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Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." Views of the Andromeda Galaxy, Jupiter and the Orionid Meteor Shower grace October's skies. "Tonight's Sky" is produced by HubbleSite.org, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope. This is a recurring show, and you can find more episodes — and other astronomy videos — at HubbleSite.org. Visit Tonight's Sky on HubbleSite....
Topics: Where -- Andromeda Galaxy, Where -- Jupiter, What -- GRACE, skywatch stargaze, sky, telescope,...
Source: http://youtu.be/HuiExZpJh0o
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
Oct 10, 2011
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Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." September is all wet! Look for September constellations Aquarius, the Water Jar, and the Water Goat. "Tonight's Sky" is produced by HubbleSite.org, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope. This is a recurring show, and you can find more episodes — and other astronomy videos — at HubbleSite.org. Visit Tonight's Sky on HubbleSite....
Topics: What -- Aquarius, 19, tonightsSky, sept2011, 1280x720
Source: http://youtu.be/7KClSZFMBQw
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
Aug 23, 2011
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The Webb Space Telescope's giant primary mirror, arguably its most critical and difficult part, is approaching completion. The 18-segment mirror stands two stories high and is designed to best capture the infrared light Webb seeks. Follow the mirror's journey from rough ore to precisely reflective, gold-coated segments in this video, which details how the mirrors are constructed and tested.
Topics: Webb Space Telescope, mirror, astronomy, NASA, infrared
Source: http://youtu.be/v1J3208E8jU
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
Jul 28, 2011
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The Perseid Meteor Shower blazes across the sky. Star clusters and the Ring Nebula grace the night. "Tonight's Sky" is produced by HubbleSite.org, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope. This is a recurring show, and you can find more episodes — and other astronomy videos — at HubbleSite.org. Visit Tonight's Sky on HubbleSite. http://hubblesite.org/explore_astronomy/tonights_sky
Topics: What -- GRACE, perseid, hubble, telescope, sky, amateur, astronomy, stargazing
Source: http://youtu.be/r3v7b6W32yI
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
Jun 27, 2011
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Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." In July, Scorpius skitters across the night, the Delta Aquarid meteor shower graces the month's end, and star cluster M22 is visible to the naked eye. "Tonight's Sky" is produced by HubbleSite.org, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope. This is a recurring show, and you can find more episodes — and other astronomy videos — at HubbleSite.org. Visit Tonight's...
Topics: What -- Scorpius, delta aquarid, skywatch, stargazing, stars, astronomy, telescope
Source: http://youtu.be/JKrqY5WZXxQ
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
May 27, 2011
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Hubble is back after its May 2009 servicing mission with new pictures that show off its expanded capabilities. Find out what these new images imply for the future of Hubble astronomy. "Hubble's Universe" is a recurring broadcast from HubbleSite, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope. Astrophysicist Frank Summers takes viewers on an in-depth tour of the latest Hubble discoveries. Find more episodes at HubbleSite.org. Hubble Opens New Eyes on the Universe...
Topics: Where -- Jupiter, HubbleSite, Hubble Space Telescope, SM4, servicing mission, Jupiter, Bug Nebula,...
Source: http://youtu.be/BRLTAEm0N7c
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
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In 2002, star V838 Monocerotis brightened dramatically in a mysterious outburst, allowing Hubble to capture a series of images of the dust and gas around the star. "Hubble's Universe Unfiltered" is a recurring broadcast from HubbleSite.org, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope. Astrophysicist Frank Summers takes viewers on an in-depth tour of the latest Hubble discoveries. Find more episodes at HubbleSite.org. Hubble Captures a Heavyweight Star Speeding Away from 30 Doradus...
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Dr. Summers explores some of Hubble's greatest hits, from doomed star Eta Carinae to storms on Jupiter, in this 20th anniversary look at the telescope's achievements. "Hubble's Universe Unfiltered" is a recurring broadcast from HubbleSite.org, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope. Astrophysicist Frank Summers takes viewers on an in-depth tour of the latest Hubble discoveries. Find more episodes at HubbleSite.org. Starry-Eyed Hubble Celebrates 20 years of Awe and Discovery...
Topics: Where -- Jupiter, Hubble Space Telescope, HubbleSite, Carina, Eta Carinae, Jupiter, Saturn, nebula,...
Source: http://youtu.be/4jRplhKh9Bg
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
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This image of rose-shaped galaxy pair Arp 273 was released in celebration of Hubble's 21st anniversary. Curious what it might look like to a passing space traveler? This special 3-D video takes you in close to the large spiral and its smaller companion galaxy. Arp 273 lies in the constellation Andromeda and is roughly 300 million light-years away from Earth. It's made up of a large spiral galaxy, known as UGC 1810, with a disk that is distorted into a rose-like shape by the gravitational pull...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Andromeda, yt3d:enable=LR
Source: http://youtu.be/14vWGH81Hso
NASA Images
Apr 7, 2010 NASA
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NASA set out on a monumental journey with the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope in April 1990. Since then, it has captured the minds and imaginations of people around the world. To celebrate the telescope's 20th anniversary, NASA has collaborated with illustrated book publisher Abrams to release a dynamic and unique collection of Hubble images and commentary. ''Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time'' takes an in-depth look at this unique, ground-breaking telescope. It serves as an...
Topic: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/441046main_hubble_cover-full_full.jpg
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Apr 6, 2010 NASA
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Resembling the puffs of smoke and sparks from a summer fireworks display, these delicate filaments are actually a supernova remnant within the Large Magellanic Cloud, 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 supernova blast whose light would have reached Earth thousands of years ago. This filamentary material will eventually be recycled into building new generations of...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Sun, Where -- Large Magellanic Cloud, Where -- Milky Way Galaxy
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/440548main_STScI-2003-20a-full_full.jpg
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Apr 6, 2010 NASA
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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
Apr 6, 2010 NASA
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The sun sets on the space shuttle Discovery's almost empty cargo bay at the successful conclusion of the mission, as the seven astronauts inside the crew cabin approach one of the final mission chores--that of closing the cargo bay doors. Image Credit: NASA
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter
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Apr 6, 2010 NASA
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Astronaut F. Story Musgrave during one of five spacewalks undertaken by the crew to repair the Hubble Space Telescope on the first servicing mission, STS-61, in 1993, which restored the observatory's flawed vision. Image Credit: NASA
Topics: Who -- Story Musgrave, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- STS-61
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Apr 6, 2010 NASA
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Astronaut F. Story Musgrave, anchored on the end of the Remote Manipulator System arm, prepares to be elevated to the top of the towering Hubble Space Telescope to install protective covers on the magnetometers. Astronaut Jeffrey A. Hoffman (bottom of frame) assisted Musgrave with final servicing tasks on the telescope. Image Credit: NASA
Topics: Who -- Story Musgrave, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
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Apr 6, 2010 NASA
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A clash among members of a famous galaxy quintet reveals an assortment of stars across a wide color range, from young blue stars to aging red stars. This portrait of Stephan's Quintet, also known as Hickson Compact Group 92, is a group of five galaxies. The name, however, is a bit of a misnomer. Studies have shown that group member NGC 7320, at upper left, is actually a foreground galaxy about seven times closer to Earth than the rest of the group. The rest of the group comprises NGC 7319 (top...
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Apr 6, 2010 NASA
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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
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Apr 6, 2010 NASA
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Gearing up with tools for the first spacewalk of the second Hubble servicing mission are astronauts Steven L. Smith (left) and Mark C. Lee. They were among four STS-82 crew members who shared five two-member spacewalking work sessions during the flight. The photograph was made from inside the space shuttle Discovery's cabin. Image Credit: NASA
Topics: Who -- Steven Smith, Who -- Mark C. Lee, What -- STS-82, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter
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Apr 6, 2010 NASA
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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...
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NASA Images
Sep 9, 2009 NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
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Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6217 This image of barred spiral galaxy NGC 6217 is the first image of a celestial object taken with the newly repaired Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) aboard the Hubble Space Telescope. The camera was restored to operation during the STS-125 servicing mission in May to upgrade Hubble. The barred spiral galaxy NGC 6217 was photographed on June 13 and July 8, 2009, as part of the initial testing and calibration of Hubble's ACS. The galaxy lies 6 million light-years...
Topics: What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- STS-125, What --...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/multimedia/ero/ero_ngc6217.html
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Sep 9, 2009 NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
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Stars Bursting to Life in Chaotic Carina Nebula These two images of a huge pillar of star birth demonstrate how observations taken in visible and in infrared light by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveal dramatically different and complementary views of an object. The pictures demonstrate one example of the broad wavelength range of the new Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) aboard the Hubble telescope, extending from ultraviolet to visible to infrared light. Composed of gas and dust, the pillar...
Topics: What -- Carina, What -- Visible Light, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- FAST
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/multimedia/ero/ero_carina.html
NASA Images
Sep 8, 2009 NASA, ESA, the Hubble SM4 ERO Team, and ST-ECF
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Gravitational Lensing in Galaxy Cluster Abell 370 The Hubble Space Telescope's newly repaired Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) has peered nearly 5 billion light-years away to resolve intricate details in the galaxy cluster Abell 370. Abell 370 is one of the very first galaxy clusters where astronomers observed the phenomenon of gravitational lensing, where the warping of space by the clusterâs gravitational field distorts the light from galaxies lying far behind it. This is manifested as arcs...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/multimedia/ero/ero_abell370.html
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Sep 8, 2009 NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
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Fingerprinting the Distant Universe Using Light from Quasar PKS 0405-123 Using a distant quasar as a cosmic flashlight, a new instrument aboard NASAâs Hubble Space Telescope has begun probing the invisible, skeletal structure of the universe. Called the cosmic web, it is the diffuse, faint gas located in the space between galaxies. More than half of all normal matter resides outside of galaxies. By observing the cosmic web, astronomers can probe the raw materials from which galaxies form, and...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- TRACE, What -- FAST, Where -- Milky Way Galaxy
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/multimedia/ero/ero_pks0405123.html
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Sep 8, 2009 NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
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Capturing the Spectacular Outflow from Markarian 817 Rings of brilliant blue stars encircle the bright, active core of this spiral galaxy, whose monster black hole is blasting material into space at 9 million miles an hour. Viewed nearly face-on, the galaxy, called Markarian 817, shows intense star-forming regions and dark bands of interstellar dust along its spiral arms. Observations by the new Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) aboard NASAâs Hubble Space Telescope captured the powerful...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- Draco
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/multimedia/ero/ero_markarian817.html
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Sep 8, 2009 NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
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Probing the Last Gasps of Doomed Star Eta Carinae The signature balloon-shaped clouds of gas blown from a pair of massive stars called Eta Carinae have tantalized astronomers for decades. Eta Carinae has a volatile temperament, prone to violent outbursts over the past 200 years. Observations by the newly repaired Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) aboard NASAâs Hubble Space Telescope reveal some of the chemical elements that were ejected in the eruption seen in the middle of the 19th...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- Carina
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/multimedia/ero/ero_eta_carinae.html
NASA Images
Sep 8, 2009 NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
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Colorful Stars Galore Inside Globular Star Cluster Omega Centauri NASA's Hubble Space Telescope snapped this panoramic view of a colorful assortment of 100,000 stars residing in the crowded core of a giant star cluster. The image reveals a small region inside the massive globular cluster Omega Centauri, which boasts nearly 10 million stars. Globular clusters, ancient swarms of stars united by gravity, are the homesteaders of our Milky Way galaxy. The stars in Omega Centauri are between 10...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What -- Centaurus, What --...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/multimedia/ero/ero_omega_centauri.html
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Sep 8, 2009 NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
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Probing the Tattered Remains of Supernova Remnant N132D The wispy, glowing, magenta structures in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image are the remains of a star 10 to 15 times the mass of the Sun that we would have seen exploding as a supernova 3,000 years ago. The remnant's fast-moving gas is plowing into the surrounding gas of the galaxy, creating a supersonic shock wave in the surrounding medium and making the material glow. The Hubble visible-light image reveals, deep within the remnant,...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- FAST, What -- Visible Light, What --...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/multimedia/ero/ero_n132d.html
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Sep 8, 2009 NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
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Galactic Wreckage in Stephan's Quintet A clash among members of a famous galaxy quintet reveals an assortment of stars across a wide color range, from young, blue stars to aging, red stars. This portrait of Stephanâs Quintet, also known as Hickson Compact Group 92, was taken by the new Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) aboard NASAâs Hubble Space Telescope. Stephanâs Quintet, as the name implies, is a group of five galaxies. The name, however, is a bit of a misnomer. Studies have shown that group...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Visible Light, What -- TRACE, What --...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/multimedia/ero/ero_stephan_quintet.html
NASA Images
Sep 8, 2009 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
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
May 1, 2009
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From ground-based telescopes, the so-called "ant nebula" (Menzel 3, or Mz 3) resembles the head and thorax of a garden-variety ant. This dramatic NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image taken with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, reveals the "ant's" body as a pair of fiery lobes protruding from a dying, sun-like star. Though approaching the violence of an explosion, the ejection of gas from the dying star at the center of Mz 3 has intriguing symmetrical patterns unlike...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/wfpc/ant.html
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
May 1, 2009
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Previously unseen details of a mysterious, complex structure within the Carina Nebula are revealed by this image of the "Keyhole Nebula," obtained by the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The picture is dominated by a large, approximately circular feature, which is part of the Keyhole Nebula, named in the 19th century by Sir John Herschel. This region, about 8000 light-years from Earth, is located adjacent to the famous explosive variable star Eta...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/wfpc/carina.html
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
May 1, 2009
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This is an image of MyCn18, a young planetary nebula located about 8,000 light-years away. The image, taken with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 on Hubble, reveals the true shape of MyCn18 to be an hourglass with an intricate pattern of "etchings" in its walls. This picture has been composed from three separate images taken in the light of ionized nitrogen (represented by red), hydrogen (green), and doubly-ionized oxygen (blue). The results are of great interest because they...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/wfpc/hourglass.html
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
May 1, 2009
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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
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
May 1, 2009
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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
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
May 1, 2009
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One of the most complex planetary nebulae ever seen, NGC 6543, nicknamed the "Cat's Eye Nebula," appears here in all its glory. The image, taken by the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 on Hubble, reveals surprisingly intricate structures including concentric gas shells, jets of high-speed gas and unusual shock-induced knots of gas. Estimated to be 1,000 years old, the nebula is a visual "fossil record" of the dynamics and late evolution of a dying star. A preliminary...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/wfpc/ngc6543.html
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
May 1, 2009
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The image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows the most famous of all planetary nebulae: the Ring Nebula (M57). In this October 1998 image taken with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, the telescope looked down a barrel of gas cast off by a dying star thousands of years ago. This photo reveals elongated dark clumps of material embedded in the gas at the edge of the nebula with the dying central star floating in a blue haze of hot gas. The nebula is about a light-year in diameter and is...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/wfpc/ring.html
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
May 1, 2009
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The Whirlpool galaxy, M51, has been one of the most photogenic galaxies in amateur and professional astronomy. Easily photographed and viewed by smaller telescopes, this celestial beauty is studied extensively in a range of wavelengths by large ground- and space-based observatories. This image shows visible starlight as well as light from the emission of glowing hydrogen, which is associated with the most luminous young stars in the spiral arms. The Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 on Hubble...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/wfpc/whirlpool.html
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
May 1, 2009
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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
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
Apr 29, 2009
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A huge, billowing pair of gas and dust clouds are captured in this stunning NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the supermassive star Eta Carinae. This star was the site of a giant outburst about 150 years ago, when it became one of the brightest stars in the southern sky. Though the star released as much visible light as a supernova explosion, it survived the outburst. Somehow, the explosion produced two polar lobes and a large thin equatorial disk, all moving outward at about 1.5 million...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/wfpc/eta-carinae.html
NASA Images
Oct 10, 2008 NASA
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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
Oct 6, 2008 NASA
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Heidi Hammel, a Senior Research Scientist from the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado, expresses her views on the past, present, and future of the Hubble Space Telescope and its upcoming repair mission.
Topics: Astronauts Upgrade the Telescope, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/hubble/VisionHopeTriumph.html
NASA Images
Sep 26, 2008 NASA
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GSFC engineer Minal Kashkari manages the tool box flight hardware for SM4. Copyright å_å© 2008. No commercial use permitted. All Rights Reserved.Credit: NASA/Michael Soluri
Topic: Managing the Tool Box
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/5_STS4333.html
NASA Images
Sep 26, 2008 NASA
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Customized tool box flight hardware for SM4. Copyright å_å© 2008. No commercial use permitted. All Rights Reserved.Credit: NASA/Michael Soluri
Topic: Customized Tool Box Flight Hardware
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/7_STS4162.html
NASA Images
Sep 26, 2008 NASA
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SM4 EVA Astronaut Crew Andrew Feustel, Michael Massimino EVA Flight Trainer Christi Hansen examine a flight tool container with GSFC engineer Minal Kashkari and HST service mission managers. Copyright å_å© 2008. No commercial use permitted. All Rights Reserved.Credit: NASA/Michael Soluri
Topics: SM4 EVA astronauts examine a flight tool container, Who -- Michael Massimino, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/4_STS3430.html
NASA Images
Sep 26, 2008 NASA
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SM4 astronauts Mike Massimino, John Grunsfeld and Andrew Feustel examine and train with the New Outer Blanket Layer intended to be placed on HST during SM4. Copyright å_å© 2008. No commercial use permitted. All Rights Reserved.Credit: NASA/Michael Soluri
Topics: SM4 Astronauts Examine and Train with the NOBL, Who -- John Grunsfeld, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/8_STS3607.html
NASA Images
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SM4 astronaut John Grunsfeld works with sheets of sticky materials to be used in placing a new Outer Blanket Layer for HST. Copyright å_å© 2008. No commercial use permitted. All Rights Reserved.Credit: NASA/Michael Soluri
Topics: SM4 Astronaut John Grunsfeld Works with Sheets of Sticky Materials, Who -- John Grunsfeld, What --...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/10_STS3594.html
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SM4 astronauts Michael Good examines and trains with the New Outer Blanket Layer intended to be placed on HST during SM4. Copyright å_å© 2008. No commercial use permitted. All Rights Reserved.Credit: NASA/Michael Soluri
Topics: Michael Good Examines and Trains with the New Outer Blanket Layer, What -- Hubble Space Telescope...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/9_STS3582.html
NASA Images
Sep 26, 2008 NASA
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SM4 Flight Toolbox. Copyright å_å© 2008. No commercial use permitted. All Rights Reserved.Credit: NASA/Michael Soluri
Topic: SM4 Flight Toolbox
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/3_STS3448.jpg.html
NASA Images
Sep 26, 2008 NASA
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SM4 EVA Astronaut Crew Michael Good, Andrew Feustel, Mike Massimino and John Grunsfeld examine a flight tool container with GSFC engineer Minal Kashkari and HST service mission managers. Copyright å_å© 2008. No commercial use permitted. All Rights Reserved.Credit: NASA/Michael Soluri
Topics: SM4 EVA Astronauts Examine a Flight Tool Container, Who -- John Grunsfeld, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/2_STS3435.html
NASA Images
Sep 26, 2008 NASA
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Engineering and assembly work area at NASA GSFC for customized SM4 flight tool boxes. Copyright å_å© 2008. No commercial use permitted. All Rights Reserved.Credit: NASA/Michael Soluri
Topics: Engineering and Assembly Work Area, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/6_STS3460.html
NASA Images
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Shortly after NASA Administrator Michael Griffin announced that NASA would add a servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble´_Û_Ôs most prominent camera and most used instrument, died. Goddard Engineers leveraged techniques they developed for STIS repair to fix ACS.
Topics: Astronauts Upgrade the Telescope, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/hubble/ACSRepair.html
NASA Images
Sep 10, 2008 NASA
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STIS was our first black hole hunter. It confirmed for the first time the existence of a super massive black hole in the center of a galaxy. And it went on to make the first detection and chemical analysis of the atmosphere of a planet around another star. We want to want to keep on doing that kind of work.
Topics: Astronauts Upgrade the Telescope, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/hubble/STISRepair.html
NASA Images
Sep 2, 2008 NASA
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Spectroscopes or spectrographs are absolutely essential in that toolbox of astronomical tools that are so important for research. They produce ugly pictures. But they are the nuts and bolts of physical science. They put the physics in astrophysics.
Topics: Astronauts Upgrade the Telescope, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/hubble/HubbleCOS.html
NASA Images
Aug 29, 2008 NASA
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This is going to be a very exciting, complicated and challenging mission. We have seven brave astronauts who´_Û_Ôve made a conscious decision to risk their lives in order to continue the advancement of science that Hubble has begun. They´_Û_Ôre going to buy another five, perhaps ten more years of lifetime for this great telescope.
Topics: Astronauts Upgrade the Telescope, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/hubble/HSTMissionOverview.html
NASA Images
Aug 29, 2008 NASA
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The Wide Field Camera is going to be very useful for those who are studying the Kuiper Belt cause it will allow them to see more objects over a wider field.
Topics: Astronauts Upgrade the Telescope, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/hubble/WideFieldCamera3.html
NASA Images
Aug 29, 2008 NASA
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Hubble laid the groundwork that you can do things in space with a telescope that wasn´_Û_Ôt planned to do that observation. We have pushed the instruments to a level that wasn´_Û_Ôt expected, even by the people who build the instrument.
Topics: Astronauts Upgrade the Telescope, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/hubble/HSTScienceLegacy.html
NASA Images
Aug 29, 2008 NASA
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Michael Strauss, Chair of one of the panels reviewing and judging the Hubble Space Telescope proposals: "Our job is to choose the best science projects and the new scientific opportunities with the COS and the WFC3, the two new instruments that are being put on to Hubble."
Topics: Astronauts Upgrade the Telescope, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/hubble/VyingForHubble.html
NASA Images
Jul 17, 2008 NASA
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The last mission to Hubble, Servicing Mission 4 movie-trailer-like video.
Topics: Astronauts Upgrade the Telescope, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/hubble/HSTTrailer.html
NASA Images
Jul 17, 2008 NASA
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The Hubble would not be able to do what it does without the help of a small group of dedicated engineers and technicians at NASA´_Û_Ôs Goddard Space Flight Center. During HST Servicing Missions the Space Telescope Operations Control Room at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center becomes a very busy place.
Topics: Astronauts Upgrade the Telescope, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Goddard Space...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/hubble/HSTOperationsControl.html
NASA Images
Feb 15, 2008 *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], J. Frassanito & Associates, Inc., and the Future In-Space Operations Working Group, and STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]
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*Description*: This is an artist's illustration of one of the possible designs for the Advanced Technology Large-Aperture Space Telescope (ATLAS Telescope), which will have more than 40 times the sensitivity of the Hubble Space Telescope. The telescope would have a primary mirror that could be as large as 16 meters in diameter, and could be carried aboard NASA's planned Ares V heavy-lift launch vehicle. The telescope would be located 1 million miles away at a gravitational balancing point in...
Topics: What -- Atlas, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Ares Launch Vehicles
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2008/12/image/a/