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*Description*:> Dr. Szalay, who has been named Project Director for the National Virtual Observatory, explains that the NVO has recently overcome a major hurdle to realization-it has received a $10 million grant of seed money from the National Science Foundation. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/259/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/36/ ] Previous release [...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/35/video/e/
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*Description*:> Dr. Szalay explains how NVO will help mankind navigate and understand the sky. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/259/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/36/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/37/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-2001-35f
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/35/video/f/
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*Description*:> Dr. Beckwith says that NVO will open up astronomical data to scientists in the same way that the Internet has opened up information to consumers-by making it easier to transfer data from one computer to another. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/259/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/36/ ] Previous release [...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/35/video/b/
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*Description*:> Dr. Beckwith says that NVO is necessary to enable astronomers to examine and use the vast amounts of observational data currently overwhelming them. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/259/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/36/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/37/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-2001-35c
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/35/video/c/
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by *Animation Credit:* Greg Bacon and James Gitlin (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept The National Virtual Observatory: The National Virtual Observatory (NVO) will unite astronomical databases of many earthbound and orbital observatories, taking advantage of the latest computer technology and data storage and analysis techniques. The goal is to maximize the potential for new scientific discoveries and insights from the data by making them available in an accessible, seamlessly unified form to professional researchers, amateur astronomers, and...
Topics: What -- Discovery, What -- Beam, Where -- M87
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/35/video/a/
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*Description*:> Dr. Beckwith says that NVO will help scientists use data from other astronomical disciplines, overcoming the current need to be a data or wavelength expert in order to use a given set of data. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/259/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/36/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/37/ ]...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/35/video/d/
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by *Credit:* STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]
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Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/443/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1997/07/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1997/09/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-1997-06a
Topic: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1997/06/image/a/
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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
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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
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by *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* Roger Lynds (KPNO/NOAO)
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*Description*: What appears as a bird's head, leaning over to snatch up a tasty meal, is a striking example of a galaxy collision in NGC 6745. A large spiral galaxy, with its nucleus still intact, peers at the smaller passing galaxy (nearly out of the field of view at lower right), while a bright blue beak and bright whitish-blue top feathers show the distinct path taken during the smaller galaxy's journey. These galaxies did not merely interact gravitationally as they passed one another, they...
Topics: NGC 6745, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/34/image/a/
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by *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) * Acknowledgment:* C. R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt University)
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*Description*: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope continues to reveal various stunning and intricate treasures that reside within the nearby, intense star-forming region known as the Great Nebula in Orion. One such jewel is the bow shock around the very young star, LL Ori, featured in this Hubble Heritage image. Named for the crescent-shaped wave made by a ship as it moves through water, a bow shock can be created in space when two streams of gas collide. LL Ori emits a vigorous solar wind, a stream...
Topics: LL Ori, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Orion, What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/05/image/a/
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Technical facts about this news release: About this Object Object Name: Bow Shock Around LL Orionis Object Description: Bow Shock around T-Tauri Star in the Orion Nebula Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 35m 05.64s Dec. -05° 25' 19.5" Constellation: Orion Distance: About 1,500 light-years Dimensions: The image is roughly 1.8 arcminutes (0.8 light-years) across. About the Data Instrument: WFPC2 Exposure Date: February 3, 1995 Exposure Time: 32 minutes Filters: F502N ([O III]), F547M (Strömgren...
Topics: What -- Orion, What -- Constellation, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/05/image/c/
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Technical facts about this news release: About this Object Object Name: Bow Shock Around LL Orionis Object Description: Bow Shock around T-Tauri Star in the Orion Nebula Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 35m 05.64s Dec. -05° 25' 19.5" Constellation: Orion Distance: About 1,500 light-years Dimensions: The image is roughly 1.8 arcminutes (0.8 light-years) across. About the Data Instrument: WFPC2 Exposure Date: February 3, 1995 Exposure Time: 32 minutes Filters: F502N ([O III]), F547M (Strömgren...
Topics: What -- Orion, What -- Constellation, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/05/image/b/
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Technical facts about this news release: About this Object Object Name: Bow Shock Around LL Orionis Object Description: Bow Shock around T-Tauri Star in the Orion Nebula Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 35m 05.64s Dec. -05° 25' 19.5" Constellation: Orion Distance: About 1,500 light-years Dimensions: The image is roughly 1.8 arcminutes (0.8 light-years) across. About the Data Instrument: WFPC2 Exposure Date: February 3, 1995 Exposure Time: 32 minutes Filters: F502N ([O III]), F547M (Strömgren...
Topics: What -- Orion, What -- Constellation, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/05/image/d/
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Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/390/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/20/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/22/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-1998-21f
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/21/image/f/
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by *Credits:* G. Fritz Benedict, Andrew Howell, Inger Jorgensen, David Chapell (University of Texas [ http://www.utsystem.edu/ ]), Jeffery Kenney (Yale University [ http://www.yale.edu/ ]), and Beverly J. Smith (CASA, University of Colorado [ http://casa.colorado.edu ]), and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov ]
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*Description*: An image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveals clusters of infant stars that formed in a ring around the core of the barred-spiral galaxy NGC 4314. This stellar nursery, whose inhabitants were created within the past 5 million years, is the only place in the entire galaxy where new stars are being born. The Hubble image is being presented today (June 11) at the American Astronomical Society meeting in San Diego, Calif. This close-up view by Hubble also shows other...
Topics: NGC 4314, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Coma Berenices, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/21/image/a/
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by *Credits:* G. Fritz Benedict, Andrew Howell, Inger Jorgensen, David Chapell (University of Texas [ http://www.utsystem.edu/ ]), Jeffery Kenney (Yale University [ http://www.yale.edu/ ]), and Beverly J. Smith (CASA, University of Colorado [ http://casa.colorado.edu ]), and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov ]
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*Description*: This image, shows Hubble's close-up view of the galaxy's core, taken in December 1995 by the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2. The bluish-purple clumps that form the ring are the clusters of infant stars. Two dark, wispy lanes of dust and a pair of blue spiral arms are just outside the star-forming ring. The lanes of dust are being shepherded into the ring by the longer, primary stellar bar seen in the ground-based image. The gas is trapped inside the ring through the stars'...
Topics: NGC 4314, What -- Camera 2
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/21/image/b/
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by *Credits:* G. Fritz Benedict, Andrew Howell, Inger Jorgensen, David Chapell (University of Texas [ http://www.utsystem.edu/ ]), Jeffery Kenney (Yale University [ http://www.yale.edu/ ]), and Beverly J. Smith (CASA, University of Colorado [ http://casa.colorado.edu ]), and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov ]
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*Description*: The image, taken in February 1996 by the 30-inch telescope Prime Focus Camera at the McDonald Observatory in Texas, shows the entire galaxy, including the bar of stars bisecting the core and the outer spiral arms, which begin near the ends of this bar. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/390/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/20/ ] Previous release [...
Topics: NGC 4314, Where -- Texas
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/21/image/c/
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Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/391/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/20/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/22/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-1998-21e
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/21/image/e/
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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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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], A.V. Filippenko (University of California, Berkeley), P. Challis (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), et al. [ http://comet.stsci.edu/cgi-bin/fetch.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpresto.stsci.edu%2Fcgi-bin%2Fget-address-info%3F10182 ]
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*Description*: The explosion of a massive star blazes with the light of 200 million Suns in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image. The arrow at top right points to the stellar blast, called a supernova. The supernova is so bright in this image that it easily could be mistaken for a foreground star in our Milky Way Galaxy. And yet, this supernova, called SN 2004dj, resides far beyond our galaxy. Its home is in the outskirts of NGC 2403, a galaxy located 11 million light-years from Earth....
Topics: SN 2004dj, NGC 2403, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/23/image/a/
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by *Credit for ground-based image:* WIYN/NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF, T. Rector (University of Alaska, Anchorage), Z. Levay and L. Frattare (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) *Credit for Hubble image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], A.V. Filippenko (University of California, Berkeley), P. Challis (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), et al. [...
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*Description*: The image at left represents a small region of NGC 2403, a galaxy located 11 million light-years from Earth. The photo was taken two months before a massive star exploded. The image pinpoints the location of the stellar blast, known as supernova 2004dj, within a cluster of massive, generally blue (but some red) stars called Sandage 96. The cluster's total mass is estimated at about 24,000 times the mass of the Sun. The stars in this cluster are so far away that their light blends...
Topics: SN 2004dj, NGC 2403, What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/23/image/b/
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by *Credit for ground-based image:* NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF, C. Olson, J. Lapre and A. Block (NOAO)
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*Description*: This composite image shows a ground-based image of NGC 2403 and the location of a 10,000 light-year-wide square region imaged with the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys. The area is host to Supernova 2004dj, the closest explosion of a massive star in over a decade, which blazes with the light of 200 million Suns. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: SN 2004dj in NGC 2403 Object Description: Supernova in spiral galaxy Position...
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/d/
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*Description*: An image of the Papillon nebula (N159-5) as seen in Halpha emission, showing the internal morphology of the butterfly-shaped HII region. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/348/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/25/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/27/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-1999-23c
Topic: N159
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/23/image/c/
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*Description*: A "true color" composite image of the LMC HII region N159 as seen by WFPC2, based on images taken with filters Halpha, (red), [OIII], (green), and Hbeta, (blue). The Papillon nebula (N159-5) is the high excitation compact object lying in the center of the smaller PC frame. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/348/ ] Next release [...
Topic: N159
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/23/image/b/
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by *Credit:* M. Heydari-Malayeri (Paris Observatory) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ]
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*Description*: A NASA Hubble Space Telescope view of a turbulent cauldron of starbirth, called N159, taking place 170,000 light-years away in our satellite galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). Torrential stellar winds from hot newborn massive stars within the nebula sculpt ridges, arcs, and filaments in the vast cloud, which is over 150 light-years across. A rare type of compact ionized "blob" is resolved for the first time to be a butterfly-shaped or "Papillon" (French...
Topics: N159, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/23/image/a/
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Technical facts about this news release: About this 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 Instrument: WFPC2 Exposure Dates: Oct 1996, Oct 1997, Oct 1998, Nov 1999, Nov 2000 Filters: Red: F675W(R), Green: F555W(V), Blue: F439W(B) Principal...
Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- Sun
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/15/image/d/
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Technical facts about this news release: About this 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 Instrument: WFPC2 Exposure Dates: Oct 1996, Oct 1997, Oct 1998, Nov 1999, Nov 2000 Filters: Red: F675W(R), Green: F555W(V), Blue: F439W(B) Principal...
Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- Sun
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/15/image/f/
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Technical facts about this news release: About this 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 Instrument: WFPC2 Exposure Dates: Oct 1996, Oct 1997, Oct 1998, Nov 1999, Nov 2000 Filters: Red: F675W(R), Green: F555W(V), Blue: F439W(B) Principal...
Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- Sun
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/15/image/c/
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by *Animation Credit:* Bryan Preston (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AVL) *Image Credits:* Heritage Saturn Montage: 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/ ]); Saturn Ring Plane Crossing: NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and Erich Karkoschka (University of Arizona Lunar & Planetary Lab); Saturn Storm: NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and Reta Beebe (New Mexico State University),...
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Technical facts about this news release: About this 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 Instrument: WFPC2 Exposure Dates: Oct 1996, Oct 1997, Oct 1998, Nov 1999, Nov 2000 Filters: Red: F675W(R), Green: F555W(V), Blue: F439W(B) Principal...
Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- Sun
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/15/video/a/
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Technical facts about this news release: About this 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 Instrument: WFPC2 Exposure Dates: Oct 1996, Oct 1997, Oct 1998, Nov 1999, Nov 2000 Filters: Red: F675W(R), Green: F555W(V), Blue: F439W(B) Principal...
Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- Sun
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/15/image/g/
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by *Credit:* Walt Feimer (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AVL)
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Technical facts about this news release: About this 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 Instrument: WFPC2 Exposure Dates: Oct 1996, Oct 1997, Oct 1998, Nov 1999, Nov 2000 Filters: Red: F675W(R), Green: F555W(V), Blue: F439W(B) Principal...
Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- Sun
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/15/video/b/
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Technical facts about this news release: About this 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 Instrument: WFPC2 Exposure Dates: Oct 1996, Oct 1997, Oct 1998, Nov 1999, Nov 2000 Filters: Red: F675W(R), Green: F555W(V), Blue: F439W(B) Principal...
Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- Sun
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/15/image/e/
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by *Photo Credit:* Steve Lee (University of Colorado), Jim Bell (Cornell University), Mike Wolff (Space Science Institute), and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: The four hemispheric views shown above have been combined into a full-color global map (called a Mollweide projection), showing the regions of Mars imaged by the Hubble telescope during the planet's closest approach to Earth. Latitudes below about 60 degrees south were not viewed by the telescope because the planet's north pole was tilted towards Earth during this time. This image is a composite of pictures taken with three filters: blues (410 nanometers), green (502 nanometers),...
Topics: Mars, What -- Mars, What -- Earth
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/27/image/f/
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*Description*: This image is centered on the region of the planet known as Tharsis, home of the largest volcanoes in the solar system. The bright, ring-like feature just to the left of center is the volcano Olympus Mons, which is more than 340 miles (550 kilometers) across and 17 miles (27 kilometers) high. Thick deposits of fine-grained, windblown dust cover most of this hemisphere. The colors indicate that the dust is heavily oxidized ("rusted"), and millions (or perhaps billions)...
Topics: Mars, What -- Mars
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/27/image/c/
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by *Photo Credit:* Steve Lee (University of Colorado), Jim Bell (Cornell University), Mike Wolff (Space Science Institute), and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ].
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*Description*: Taking advantage of Mars's closest approach to Earth in eight years, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have taken the space-based observatory's sharpest views yet of the Red Planet. NASA is releasing these images to commemorate the second anniversary of the Mars Pathfinder landing. The lander and its rover, Sojourner, touched down on the Red Planet's rolling hills on July 4, 1997, embarking on an historic three-month mission to gather information on the planet's...
Topics: Mars, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/27/image/a/
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*Description*: This image is centered near another volcanic region known as Elysium. This area shows many small, dark markings that have been observed by the Hubble telescope and other spacecraft to change as a result of the movement of sand and dust across the Martian surface. In the upper left of this image, at high northern latitudes, a large chevron-shaped area of water ice clouds mark a storm front. Along the right limb, a large cloud system has formed around the Olympus Mons volcano....
Topics: Mars, What -- Mars
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/27/image/d/
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*Description*: This image is centered on the dark feature known as Syrtis Major, first seen telescopically by the astronomer Christiaan Huygens in the 17th century. Many small, dark, circular impact craters can be seen in this region, attesting to the Hubble telescope's ability to reveal fine detail on the planet's surface. To the south of Syrtis is a large circular feature called Hellas. Viking and more recently Mars Global Surveyor have revealed that Hellas is a large and deep impact crater....
Topics: Mars, What -- Huygens Probe, What -- Viking, What -- Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter (MGS), What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/27/image/e/
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*Description*: This image is centered near the location of the Pathfinder landing site. Dark sand dunes that surround the polar cap merge into a large, dark region called Acidalia. This area, as shown by images from the Hubble telescope and other spacecraft, is composed of dark, sand-sized grains of pulverized volcanic rock. Below and to the left of Acidalia are the massive Martian canyon systems of Valles Marineris, some of which form long linear markings that were once thought by some to be...
Topics: Mars, What -- Polar, What -- Mars
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/27/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* Rodger Thompson, Marcia Rieke, Glenn Schneider (University of Arizona [ http://as.arizona.edu ]) and Nick Scoville (California Institute of Technology [ http://www.caltech.edu ]), and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: The Hubble Space Telescope's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) has uncovered a collision between two spiral galaxies in the heart of the peculiar galaxy called Arp 220. The collision has provided the spark for a burst of star formation. The NICMOS image captures bright knots of stars forming in the heart of Arp 220. The bright, crescent moon-shaped object is a remnant core of one of the colliding galaxies. The core is a cluster of 1 billion stars. The...
Topics: Arp 220, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1997/17/image/a/
NASA Images
by *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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*Description*: Streaming out from the center of the galaxy M87 like a cosmic searchlight is one of nature's most amazing phenomena, a black-hole-powered jet of electrons and other sub-atomic particles traveling at nearly the speed of light. In this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, the blue of the jet contrasts with the yellow glow from the combined light of billions of unseen stars and the yellow, point-like globular clusters that make up this galaxy. At first glance, M87 (also known as NGC...
Topics: M87, NGC 4486, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Virgo, What -- Sun, What -- Wide Field...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/20/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org ], J. Blakeslee and H. Ford (Johns Hopkins University)
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*Description*: Like a photographer clicking random snapshots of a crowd of people, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken a view of an eclectic mix of galaxies. In taking this picture, Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys was not looking at any particular target. The camera was taking a picture of a typical patch of sky, while Hubble's infrared camera was viewing a target in an adjacent galaxy-rich region. The jumble of galaxies in this image, taken in September 2003, includes a yellow spiral...
Topics: J033238-275653, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/21/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])
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*Description*: The globular cluster Messier 15 is shown in this color image obtained with the NASA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2). Lying some 40,000 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Pegasus, M15 is one of nearly 150 known globular clusters that form a vast halo surrounding our Milky Way galaxy. Each of these clusters is a spherical association of hundreds of thousands of ancient stars. The image, prepared by the Hubble Heritage team,...
Topics: M15, NGC 7078, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/25/image/a/
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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Source: http://youtu.be/TxLUk1WJInk
NASA Images
by *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* G.R. Meurer and T.M. Heckman (JHU), C. Leitherer, J. Harris and D. Calzetti (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), and M. Sirianni (JHU)
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*Description*: Most galaxies form new stars at a fairly slow rate, but members of a rare class known as "starburst" galaxies blaze with extremely active star formation. Scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are perfecting a technique to determine the history of starburst activity in galaxies by using the colors of star clusters. Measuring the clusters' colors yields information about stellar temperatures. Since young stars are blue, and older stars redder, the colors can be...
Topics: NGC 3310, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- TRACE, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/26/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* M. Carollo (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich)
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*Description*: Tightly wound, almost concentric, arms of dark dust encircle the bright nucleus of galaxy NGC 2787 in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image created by the Hubble Heritage Team. In astronomer Edwin Hubble's galaxy classification scheme, NGC 2787 is classified as an SB0, a barred lenticular galaxy. These lens-shaped galaxies show little or no evidence of the grand spiral arms that occur in their more photogenic cousins, though NGC 2787 does sport a faint bar, not apparent in this...
Topics: NGC 2787, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/07/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University)
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*Description*: This is a mosaic image, one of the largest ever taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope of the Crab Nebula, a 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...
Topics: Crab Nebula, NGC 1952, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Very Large Telescope, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/37/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], CXC, JPL-Caltech, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State Univ.), R. Gehrz (Univ. Minn.), and STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]
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*Description*: This composite image of the Crab Nebula uses data from three of NASA's Great Observatories. The Chandra X-ray image is shown in light blue, the Hubble Space Telescope optical images are in green and dark blue, and the Spitzer Space Telescope's infrared image is in red. The size of the X-ray image is smaller than the others because the outwardly streaming higher-energy electrons emitting X-ray light radiate away their energy more quickly than the lower-energy electrons emitting...
Topics: Crab Nebula, NGC 1952, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Spitzer Space Telescope, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/37/image/b/
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 *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/
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NASA set out on a monumental journey with the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope in April 1990. Since then, it has captured the minds and imaginations of people around the world. To celebrate the telescope's 20th anniversary, NASA has collaborated with illustrated book publisher Abrams to release a dynamic and unique collection of Hubble images and commentary. ''Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time'' takes an in-depth look at this unique, ground-breaking telescope. It serves as an...
Topic: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/441046main_hubble_cover-full_full.jpg
NASA Images
by *Image Credit:* The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ])
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*Description*: This troupe of four galaxies, known as Hickson Compact Group 87 (HCG 87), is performing an intricate dance orchestrated by the mutual gravitational forces acting between them. The dance is a slow, graceful minuet, occurring over a time span of hundreds of millions of years. The Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST) provides a striking improvement in resolution over previous ground-based imaging. In particular, this image reveals complex details...
Topics: Hickson Compact Group 87, HCG 87, What -- Camera 2, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/31/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ])
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*Description*: On April 6, 1994 NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST) was performing a detailed study of the Sun's nearest stellar neighbor, Proxima Centauri, using the Fine Guidance Sensors to search for small deviations in the position of Proxima Centauri that could reveal the presence of an unseen planetary companion. Rather than sit idle while this study went on, the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) was activated using the observing strategy set out in a program initiated by Dr. Ed...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Camera 2, What -- Constellation, What -- Centaurus,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/08/image/a/
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*Description*: This plot shows the similarity of X-ray and ultraviolet light emissions from the B-emission star gamma Cassiopeiae on March 14?15, 1996. The UV emission from the HST has been inverted and rescaled to emphasize its correspondence with the slow component of the variations of the X-ray emission. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/405/ ] Next release [...
Topics: Gamma Cassiopeiae, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Constellation, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/07/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], C.R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt University), M. Meixner and P. McCullough (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: This composite image is a view of the colorful Helix Nebula taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the Mosaic II Camera on the 4-meter telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. The object is so large that both telescopes were needed to capture a complete view. The Helix is a planetary nebula, the glowing gaseous envelope expelled by a dying, sun-like star. The Helix resembles a simple doughnut as seen from Earth....
Topics: Helix Nebula, What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/32/image/d/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept Animation of the Hubble Space Telescope. 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 -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Aquarius, Where -- Illinois,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/32/video/e/
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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/
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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 9700. Processed images may be obtained from the Helix MAST web site [...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Aquarius, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Illinois,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/32/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Credits for the image and illustration:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], C.R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt University), and M. Meixner, P. McCullough, and G. Bacon (Space Telescope Science Institute [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: The top composite image is a view of the colorful Helix Nebula taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. The object is so large that both telescopes were needed to capture a complete view. The Helix resembles a simple doughnut as seen from Earth. But looks can be deceiving. The bottom illustration shows how the Helix would appear if viewed from the side. In this illustration, the Helix...
Topics: Helix Nebula, What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/32/image/a/
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:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/01/video/a/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/01/video/a/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/01/video/a/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> A zoom into the center of NGC 1300 that reveals the fine details captured by Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys across the spiral arms, and dust lanes in the disk and bar. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: NGC 1300 Object Description: Barred Spiral Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 03h 19m 40s.8 Dec. -19° 24' 40" Constellation: Eridanus Distance: 69 million light-years away (21 megaparsecs) Dimensions: This image is 5.5 arcminutes...
Topics: What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Constellation, What -- Eridanus, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/01/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Photo Credit:* Image composite by Ingrid Kallick of Possible Designs, Madison Wisconsin. The background Milky Way image is a drawing made at Lund Observatory. High-velocity clouds are from the survey done at Dwingeloo Observatory (Hulsbosch & Wakker, 1988).
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*Description*: This composite radio light image and rendition of our galaxy as seen in visible light shows enigmatic "high-velocity clouds" of gas high above the plane of the Milky Way which rain gas into the galaxy, seeding it with the stuff of stars. The cloud outlined, and possibly others too, is now known to have low heavy element content and to be raining down onto the Milky Way disk, seeding it with material for star birth. Identifying this infalling gas helps in solving a...
Topics: Milky Way, What -- Visible Light, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/46/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], NOAO, NSF, T. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage), Z. Levay and L.Frattare (Space Telescope Science Institute [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: This image of comet C/2001 Q4 (NEAT) was taken at the WIYN 0.9-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Ariz., on May 7, 2004. The image was captured with the Mosaic I camera, which has a one-square degree field of view, or about five times the size of the Moon. Even with this large field, only the comet's coma and the inner portion of its tail are visible. A small star cluster (C0736-105, or Melotte 72) is visible in the lower right of the image, between...
Topics: C/2001 Q4 (NEAT), What -- Moon, What -- COMETS, Where -- Alaska
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/52/image/a/
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A star is born ? literally. This video takes you from the star?s beginnings as a cloud of gas and dust to its eventual end. Be there as stars devour each other and end their lives by scattering gas and dust across the cosmos.
Source: http://hubblesite.org/gallery/movie_theater/starslife/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and Michael Corbin (CSC/STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: The distorted shape of this tiny object, called POX 186, is evidence that it is a dwarf galaxy in the process of formation. This image, obtained by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows the bluish-white glow of newborn stars at the galaxy's core, and an arch of stars (at right). Both features suggest a recent collision between two smaller clumps of stars that occurred within the past 100 million years. Gravity will eventually pull these stars together into a more symmetrical form....
Topics: POX 186, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Virgo, What -- Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/16/image/a/
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by *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) * Acknowledgment:* Ray A. Lucas (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])
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*Description*: A nearly perfect ring of hot, blue stars pinwheels about the yellow nucleus of an unusual galaxy known as Hoag's Object. This image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures a face-on view of the galaxy's ring of stars, revealing more detail than any existing photo of this object. The image may help astronomers unravel clues on how such strange objects form. The entire galaxy is about 120,000 light-years wide, which is slightly larger than our Milky Way Galaxy. The blue ring,...
Topics: Hoag's Object, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- Constellation, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/21/image/a/
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by *Credit:* Celera Genomics, Rockville, MD
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*Description*: A laboratory technician processes bioinformatics data in Celera Genomics' third-floor sequencing room. The Celera Genomics Group is a definitive source of genomic and related medical information that provides the genetic blueprint information on many organisms to other researchers in the biomedical world. Similar to large astronomical databases, the database of information to house genetic code is quite immense and requires careful handling due to the vast amount of content....
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/36/image/a/
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by *Credit:* Celera Genomics, Rockville, MD
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*Description*: Two laboratory technicians process bioinformatics data in the third-floor sequencing lab at Celera Genomics. The Celera Genomics Group is a definitive source of genomic and related medical information that provides the genetic blueprint information on many organisms to other researchers in the biomedical world. Similar to large astronomical databases, the database of information to house genetic code is quite immense and requires careful handling due to the vast amount of...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/36/image/b/
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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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by *Credit:* STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]
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*Description*: Six amateur astronomers will have a rare opportunity to use NASA'S Hubble Space Telescope to conduct original research. Officials at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) announced today that the observations were chosen from proposals submitted by amateur astronomers across the nation. The amateur programs will use Hubble Space Telescope to study the birth of stars, spectroscopically probe the atmosphere of the giant moon Titan, attempt to settle a controversial theory...
Topics: What -- Opportunity, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Moon, What -- Titan, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1992/23/image/a/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], AAS, and STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]
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*Description*: The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has endorsed a new set of recommendations to improve the status of gender equity in astronomy. The recommendations, endorsed at the 205th meeting of the Society in San Diego from January 8 to 13, 2005, were prepared by the Society's Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA). The recommendation document, entitled Equity Now: The Pasadena Recommendations for Gender Equality in Astronomy is available at http://www.aas.org/~cswa [...
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*Description*: Dr. Patricia Knezek (left) from the WIYN telescope in Tucson, AZ, is the 2003-2005 committee chair for the American Astronomical Society/Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (AAS/CSWA). Dr. Knezek has been a member of the CSWA since 2002. Standing with her is Lisa Frattare (right) from STScI who has been a CSWA board member since 1999. Both have been active as editors of the the committee's publications, STATUS and AASWomen. A full list of the current CSWA board members...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/07/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF and N.A. Sharp (NOAO)
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*Description*: This picture of M64 is a color composite of CCD images from the 0.9-meter telescope of the Kitt Peak National Observatory, near Tucson, Arizona, taken in January 1997. The image has been rotated and an overlay of the HST image outline has been superposed. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: M64, NGC 4826, Black Eye Galaxy Object Description: Spiral Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 12h 56m 43s.88 Dec. +21° 41' 00".1 Constellation: Coma...
Topics: NGC 4826, M64, Black Eye Galaxy, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/04/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* S. Smartt (Institute of Astronomy) and D. Richstone (U. Michigan)
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*Description*: A collision of two galaxies has left a merged star system with an unusual appearance as well as bizarre internal motions. Messier 64 (M64) has a spectacular dark band of absorbing dust in front of the galaxy's bright nucleus, giving rise to its nicknames of the "Black Eye" or "Evil Eye" galaxy. Fine details of the dark band are revealed in this image of the central portion of M64 obtained with the Hubble Space Telescope. M64 is well known among amateur...
Topics: NGC 4826, M64, Black Eye Galaxy, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/04/image/a/
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
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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