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by *Credit:* C.R. O'Dell/Rice University; NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: A Hubble Space Telescope view of a small portion of the Orion Nebula reveals five young stars. Four of the stars are surrounded by gas and dust trapped as the stars formed, but were left in orbit about the star. These are possibly protoplanetary disks, or "proplyds," that might evolve on to agglomerate planets. The proplyds which are closest to the hottest stars of the parent star cluster are seen as bright objects, while the object farthest from the hottest stars is...
Topics: NGC 1976, M42, Orion Nebula, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Orion, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1994/24/image/b/
NASA Images
by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
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Colorful Stars Galore Inside Globular Star Cluster Omega Centauri NASA's Hubble Space Telescope snapped this panoramic view of a colorful assortment of 100,000 stars residing in the crowded core of a giant star cluster. The image reveals a small region inside the massive globular cluster Omega Centauri, which boasts nearly 10 million stars. Globular clusters, ancient swarms of stars united by gravity, are the homesteaders of our Milky Way galaxy. The stars in Omega Centauri are between 10...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What -- Centaurus, What --...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/multimedia/ero/ero_omega_centauri.html
NASA Images
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Uranus Object Description: Planet Distance: The semi-major axis of Uranus's orbit about the sun is 19.18 Astronomical Units (A.U.) or roughly 2.9 billion km. Dimensions: Uranus (without rings) has a diameter of roughly 32,000 miles (51,000 km) at the equator. About the Data Data Description: This image was created from HST data from the following proposal 10805: PI: L. Sromovsky (University of Wisconsin, Madison), H. Hammel...
Topics: What -- Uranus, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Wisconsin, Where --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/47/image/b/
NASA Images
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372 Object Description: Emission Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 44m Dec. -59° 53' Constellation: Carina Distance: Approximately 7,500 light-years (2,300 parsecs) Dimensions: This image is roughy 25 arcminutes (53 light-years or 16 parsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: This color image combines many exposures from Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys...
Topics: What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/l/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Credit for CTIO Image:* N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: This Hubble Space Telescope view of the central region of the Carina Nebula reveals a violent maelstrom of star birth. The fantasy-like landscape of the nebula is sculpted by the intense pressure of starlight from monster stars and their accompanying star clusters, as well as the hydrodynamics of their stellar winds of charged particles. [Top] ? An approximately one-light-year tall "pillar" of cold hydrogen towers above the wall of the molecular cloud. The...
Topics: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Carina, What -- Advanced...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Photo Credit:* T.A.Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage, NRAO/AUI/NSF and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF) and B.A.Wolpa (NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF)
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*Description*: This wide-field image of the Eagle Nebula was taken at the National Science Foundation's 0.9-meter telescope on Kitt Peak with the NOAO Mosaic CCD camera. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Whirlpool Galaxy, M51, NGC 5194/5 Object Description: Face-on Spiral Galaxy with Companion Position (J2000): R.A. 13h 29m 52.37s Dec. +47° 11' 40.8" Constellation: Canes Venatici Distance: About 31 million light-years (9.6 Megaparsecs) Dimensions: This...
Topics: M16, Eagle Nebula, NGC 6611, IC 4703, What -- Constellation, What -- Canes Venatici, What -- Hubble...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/12/image/x/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])
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*Description*: Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have obtained images of the strikingly unusual planetary nebula, NGC 6751. Glowing in the constellation Aquila like a giant eye, the nebula is a cloud of gas ejected several thousand years ago from the hot star visible in its center. "Planetary nebulae" are named after their round shapes as seen visually in small telescopes, and have nothing else to do with planets. They are shells of gas thrown off by stars of masses...
Topics: NGC 6751, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Aquila, What -- Sun,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/12/image/a/
NASA Images
by NASA
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Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/359/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/12/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/17/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-1999-14d
Topic: What -- Moon
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/14/image/d/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ], J. Hester and P. Scowen (Arizona State University)
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*Description*: This eerie, dark structure, resembling an imaginary sea serpent's head, is a column of cool molecular hydrogen gas (two atoms of hydrogen in each molecule) and dust that is an incubator for new stars. The stars are embedded inside finger-like protrusions extending from the top of the nebula. Each "fingertip" is somewhat larger than our own solar system. The pillar is slowly eroding away by the ultraviolet light from nearby hot stars, a process called...
Topics: M16, Eagle Nebula, NGC 6611, What -- Constellation, What -- Serpens, What -- Hubble Space Telescope...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/44/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and A. Aloisi (Space Telescope Science Institute [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ] and European Space Agency [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], Baltimore, Md.)
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*Description*: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope quashed the possibility that what was previously believed to be a toddler galaxy in the nearby universe may actually be considered an adult. Called I Zwicky 18, this galaxy has a youthful appearance that resembles galaxies typically found only in the early universe. Hubble has now found faint, older stars within this galaxy, suggesting that the galaxy may have formed at the same time as most other galaxies. Hubble data also allowed astronomers for...
Topics: I Zw 18, I Zwicky 18, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Advanced Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/35/image/b/
NASA Images
by 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...
Topic: What -- Sun
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/440560main_STScI-2005-12b-full_full.jpg
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and the Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) - ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]/Hubble Collaboration
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*Description*: This new image taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope depicts bright, blue, newly formed stars that are blowing a cavity in the center of a star-forming region in the Small Magellanic Cloud. At the heart of the star-forming region, lies star cluster NGC 602. The high-energy radiation blazing out from the hot young stars is sculpting the inner edge of the outer portions of the nebula, slowly eroding it away and eating into the material beyond. The diffuse outer reaches of the...
Topics: NGC 602, N90, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- TRACE, What -- Constellation, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/04/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Credit for CTIO Image:* N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: A towering "mountain" of cold hydrogen gas laced with dust is the site of new star formation in the Carina Nebula. The great gas pillar is being eroded by the ultraviolet radiation from the hottest newborn stars in the nebula. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372 Object Description: Emission Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 44m Dec. -59° 53' Constellation: Carina Distance: Approximately...
Topics: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/h/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Credit for CTIO Image:* N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: A close-up look at the peak of one of these "pillars of creation" reveals unequivocal evidence that stars are being born inside the columns. A pencil-like streamer of gas shoots out in both directions from the pillar and plows into surrounding gas like a fire hose hitting a wall of sand. The jet is being launched from a newly forming star hidden inside the column. A similar jet appears near the bottom of the image. These stellar jets are a common signature of the birth...
Topics: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/i/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* Hubble data: NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and A. Zezas (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics); GALEX data: NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], JPL-Caltech, GALEX Team, J. Huchra et al. (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics); Spitzer data: NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/JPL/Caltech/Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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*Description*: This image combines data from the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) missions. The GALEX ultraviolet data were from the far-UV portion of the spectrum (135 to 175 nanometers). The Spitzer infrared data were taken with the IRAC 4 detector (8 microns). The Hubble data were taken at the blue portion of the spectrum. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: M81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy Object...
Topics: M81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Spitzer Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/19/image/j/
NASA Images
by NASA
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The small open star cluster Pismis 24 lies in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357 in Scorpius, about 8,000 light-years away from Earth. Some of the stars in this cluster are extremely massive and emit intense ultraviolet radiation. The brightest object in the picture is designated Pismis 24-1. It was once thought to weigh as much as 200 to 300 solar masses. This would not only have made it by far the most massive known star in the galaxy, but would have put it considerably above the...
Topics: What -- Scorpius, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/440664main_STScI-2006-54b-full_full.jpg
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ] and A. Schaller (for STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: This artist's concept shows a view across a mysterious disk of young, blue stars encircling a supermassive black hole at the core of the neighboring Andromeda Galaxy (M31). The region around the black hole is barely visible at the center of the disk. The background stars are the typical older, redder population of stars that inhabit the cores of most galaxies. Spectroscopic observations by the Hubble Space Telescope reveal that the blue light consists of more than 400 stars that...
Topics: NGC 224, M31, Andromeda Galaxy, What -- Andromeda, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/26/image/b/
NASA Images
by NASA
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*Description*: This color image of Saturn was taken with the HST's Wide Field and Planetary Camera (WF/PC) in the wide field mode at 8:25 A.M. EDT, August 26, 1990, when the planet was at a distance of 1.39 billion kilometers (860 million miles) from Earth. The color in the image is reconstructed by combining three different pictures, taken in blue, green and red light (4390, 5470 and 7180 angstroms). Image reconstruction techniques have been applied to yield greater spatial detail in the...
Topics: Saturn, What -- Saturn, What -- Earth, What -- Moon, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1990/11/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], C.R. O'Dell and S.K. Wong (Rice University)
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*Description*: This spectacular color panorama of the center the Orion nebula is one of the largest pictures ever assembled from individual images taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The picture, seamlessly composited from a mosaic of 15 separate fields, covers an area of sky about five percent the area covered by the full Moon. The seemingly infinite tapestry of rich detail revealed by Hubble shows a churning turbulent star factory set within a maelstrom of flowing, luminescent gas....
Topics: NGC 1976, M42, Orion Nebula, What -- Orion, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Moon,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/45/image/a/
NASA Images
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/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ] and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept A comet-like tail trails behind extrasolar planet HD 209458b as it orbits its parent star. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: HD 209458 Object Description: Host Star to Transiting Planet HD 209458b Position (J2000): R.A. 22h 03m 10.8s Dec. +18° 53' 04.0'' Constellation: Pegasus Distance From Earth: 46 parsecs (150 light-years) _________________________________________ Object Name: HD 209458b Object Description: Extrasolar...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Pegasus, What -- Earth, What -- Jupiter, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/08/video/h/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* Copyright Ôø_ © Anglo-Australian Telescope, photo by David Malin from plates taken with the UK Schmidt Telescope
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*Description*: The Orion Nebula region revealing the Trapezium cluster (bright blue stars near the center of the image), much detail in the bright glowing gas of the Orion Nebula, and surrounding dark dust lanes obscuring more distant emission. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Orion Nebula (M42, NGC 1976) Object Description: Emission Nebula Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 35m 17s Dec. -05° 23' 28" Constellation: Orion Distance: The distance to the Orion...
Topics: NGC 1976, M42, Orion Nebula, Horsehead Nebula, What -- Orion, What -- Constellation, What -- Hubble...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/01/image/p/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* Don F. Figer (UCLA) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: One of the intrinsically brightest stars in our galaxy appears as the bright white dot in the center of this image taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) was needed to take the picture, because the star is hidden at the galactic center, behind obscuring dust. NICMOS' infrared vision penetrated the dust to reveal the star, which is glowing with the radiance of 10 million suns. The image also shows one of the...
Topics: Pistol Nebula, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1997/33/image/a/
NASA Images
by 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
NASA Images
by *Credit:* ‘¯_‘¯_ 2002 R. Gendler, Photo by R. Gendler
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*Description*: Image of M31 taken with a 12.5-inch Ritchey-Chr¯_¯_¯_tien telescope. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: M31, Andromeda Galaxy, NGC 224 Object Description: Sprial Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 00h 42m 44s.31 Dec. +41° 16' 09".4 Constellation: Andromeda Distance: About 2.5 million light-years (0.8 Megaparsecs) Dimensions: The WFPC2 image of M31's nucleus is 11.6 arcminutes (150 light-years or 46.5 parsecs) across. About the Data Science...
Topics: NGC 224, M31, Andromeda Galaxy, What -- Andromeda, What -- Constellation, What -- Planck, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/26/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Video Credit:* Ken Lanzetta, Astronomer (SUNY)
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*Description*:> James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be looking at early stars and galaxies. This animation is a fly through the Hubble Space Telescope's remarkable image of the Hubble Deep Field. More than 2,000 galaxies are shown in three-dimensional space according to their redshift. This is an example of the scientific technologies that will be revealed through the infrared spectrum that JWST will be looking in for scientific discoveries. Technical facts about this news release: Back...
Topic: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/27/video/c/
NASA Images
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This quick broadcast, known as a HubbleMinute, hits on the discovery of planet-forming clumps in the Orion nebula, and their doubtful fate due to the high-energy stars of Orion's famous Trapezium. The stars are burning away the chances of gas-giant planets like Jupiter forming in the region.
Topics: What -- Discovery, What -- Orion, What -- Jupiter
Source: http://hubblesite.org/gallery/movie_theater/hm_orion/
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
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Several hundred never-before-seen galaxies are visible in this "deepest-ever" view of the universe, called the Hubble Deep Field. The image was assembled from many separate exposures with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, for ten consecutive days between December 18 to 28, 1995. Besides the classical spiral and elliptical shaped galaxies, there is a bewildering variety of other galaxy shapes and colors that are important clues to understanding the evolution of the universe. Some...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/wfpc/deep-field.html
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This magnificent image from NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes shows the Orion Nebula in an explosion of infrared, ultraviolet, and visible-light colors. It was 'painted' by hundreds of baby stars on a canvas of gas and dust, with intense ultraviolet light and strong stellar winds as brushes. At the heart of the nebula, in the brightest part of the image, is a group of four monstrously massive stars, collectively called the Trapezium. Located 1,500 light-years from Earth, the Orion...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Orion, What -- Visible Light, What -- Earth
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/440596main_STScI-2006-01q-full_full.jpg
NASA Images
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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/1998/19/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/21/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-1998-20f
Topic: What -- Next Generation Space Telescope
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/20/image/f/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and A. Nota (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ])
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*Description*: This is a Hubble Space Telescope view of one of the most dynamic and intricately detailed star-forming regions in space, located 210,000 light-years away in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way. At the center of the region is a brilliant star cluster called NGC 346. A dramatic structure of arched, ragged filaments with a distinct ridge surrounds the cluster. A torrent of radiation from the cluster's hot stars eats into denser areas creating a...
Topics: NGC 346, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Discovery, What -- Magellan, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/35/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* C. Robert O'Dell and Kerry P. Handron (Rice University), NASA
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*Description*: These gigantic, tadpole-shaped objects are probably the result of a dying star's last gasps. Dubbed "cometary knots" because their glowing heads and gossamer tails resemble comets, the gaseous objects probably were formed during a star's final stages of life. Hubble astronomer C. Robert O'Dell and graduate student Kerry P. Handron of Rice University in Houston, Texas discovered thousands of these knots with the Hubble Space Telescope while exploring the Helix nebula,...
Topics: Helix Nebula, What -- COMETS, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1996/13/image/b/
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Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/453/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1996/33/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1996/35/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-1996-34e
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1996/34/image/e/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], R. Windhorst (Arizona State University) and H. Yan (Spitzer Science Center, Caltech)
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*Description*: Detailed analyses of mankind's deepest optical view of the universe, the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF), by several expert teams have at last identified what may turn out to be some of the earliest star-forming galaxies. The sensitivity of Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), combined with the penetrating power of the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS), finally revealed these long-sought faint galaxies. The HUDF shows that close to a billion years...
Topics: Hubble Ultra Deep Field, HUDF, What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Near Infrared Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/28/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*: This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image reveals an expanding shell of glowing gas surrounding a hot, massive star in our Milky Way Galaxy. This shell is being shaped by strong stellar winds of material and radiation produced by the bright star at the left, which is 10 to 20 times more massive than our Sun. These fierce winds are sculpting the surrounding material _î__Ѷ composed of gas and dust _î__Ѷ into the curve-shaped bubble. Astronomers have dubbed it the Bubble Nebula...
Topics: Bubble Nebula, NGC 7635, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/28/image/e/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* F. Summers (Space Telescope Science Institute [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), C. Mihos (Case Western Reserve University), L. Hernquist (Harvard University)
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*Description*: This image is a still frame from a standard video presentation (i.e., for television instead of a planetarium dome) of the galaxy collision scientific visualization. After a head-on collision, the galaxies' shapes are strongly disrupted. The tidal forces of gravity have created long plumes of material called 'tidal tails'. The central regions will relatively quickly fall back together and merge into a single remnant galaxy. Such a collision may occur for our Milky Way Galaxy and...
Topics: What -- Andromeda, Where -- Milky Way Galaxy
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/09/image/d/
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Technical facts about this news release: About this Object Object Name: 47 Tucanae, NGC 104 Object Description: Globular Cluster Position (J2000): R.A. 00h 24m 06.21s Dec. -72° 05' 00.5" Constellation: Tucana Magnitude: V4.5, B-V0.88 Distance: About 15,000 light-years (4.6 kpc) Diameter: About 200 light-years Dimensions: The width of the image is 120 arcseconds (~9 light-years). About the Data Instrument: WFPC2 Exposure Dates: July 3 - 11, 1999 Exposure Time: 61.7 hours Filters: Red:...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Tucana, Where -- NGC 1, Where -- Arizona, Where -- Texas, Where --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/33/image/c/
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 *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ] and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* S. Smartt (The Queen's University of Belfast)
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*Description*: Our Sun and solar system are embedded in a broad pancake of stars deep within the disk of the Milky Way galaxy. Even from a distance, it is impossible to see our galaxy's large-scale features other than the disk. The next best thing is to look farther out into the universe at galaxies that are similar in shape and structure to our home galaxy. Other spiral galaxies like NGC 3949, pictured in the Hubble image, fit the bill. Like our Milky Way, this galaxy has a blue disk of young...
Topics: NGC 3949, What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major, What -- Wide Field...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/25/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* S. Heap, NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/Goddard Space Flight Center
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*Description*: This photograph from the NASA Hubble Space Telescope presents the first clear view of one of the hottest known stars, the central star of nebula NGC 2440 in our Milky Way galaxy. The superhot star, called "the NGC 2440 nucleus" is the bright white dot in the center of this photograph. In previous photographs made with telescopes on the ground, blurring due to the Bath's atmosphere acted to smear together the light from the star with the glow of the surrounding nebula....
Topics: NGC 2440, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Milky Way Galaxy, Where -- Goddard Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1992/12/image/a/
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by *Credit:* C.R. O'Dell (Rice University), and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: A NASA Hubble Space Telescope picture of three protoplanetary disks, called "proplyds" in the Orion Nebula, a star-forming region 1,500 light-years away. Each proplyd appears as thick disk with a hole in the middle where the cool star is located. Radiation from nearby hot stars "boils off" material from the disk's surface. This material is then blown back into a comet-like tail by a stellar "wind" of radiation and subatomic particles streaming from...
Topics: Orion Nebula, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Orion, What -- Earth, What -- Sun
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1992/29/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* Mohammad Heydari-Malayeri (Paris Observatory [ http://www.obspm.fr/ ], France), and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ]
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*Description*: A NASA Hubble Space Telescope "family portrait" of young, ultra-bright stars nested in their embryonic cloud of glowing gases. The celestial maternity ward, called N81, is located 200,000 light-years away in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), a small irregular satellite galaxy of our Milky Way. Hubble's exquisite resolution allows astronomers to pinpoint 50 separate stars tightly packed in the nebula's core within a 10 light-year diameter - slightly more than twice the...
Topics: N81, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What -- Opportunity, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/25/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ] and A. Schaller (for STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: This artist's impression shows how the Arches star cluster appears from deep inside the hub of our Milky Way Galaxy. Although hidden from our direct view, the massive cluster lies 25,000 light-years away and is the densest known gathering of young stars in our galaxy. The illustration is based on infrared observations with Hubble and with ground-based telescopes, which pierced our galaxy's dusty core and snapped images of the luminous cluster of about 2,000 stars. Some of the...
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Constellation, What -- Sagittarius, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/05/image/a/
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Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/499/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/40/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/38/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-1995-41b
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/41/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* D. Padgett (IPAC/Caltech), W. Brandner (IPAC), K. Stapelfeldt (JPL) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: I04248 - In this image of IRAS 04248+2612, the infrared eyes of NICMOS peer through a dusty cloud to reveal a double-star system in formation. A nebula extends at least 65 billion miles in opposite directions from the twin stars, and is illuminated by them. This nebula was formed from material ejected by the young star system. The apparent "pinching" of this nebula close to the binary suggests that a ring or disk of dust and gas surrounds the two stars. Technical facts...
Topics: IRAS 04248+2612, I04248, What -- Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS), What -- NICMOS, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/05/image/p/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: SN1987A Object Description: Supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 35m 28s.26 Dec. -69° 16' 13".0 Constellation: Dorado Distance: Approximately 160,000 light-years away (49 kiloparsecs) Dimensions: Each single image of the SN1987A ring is roughly 2.6 arcseconds wide. At the distance of the LMC, this represents 2 light-years (0.6 parsecs). About the Data Instruments/ Exposure Dates:...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Dorado, Where -- Large Magellanic Cloud
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/09/image/e/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Spitzer Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/JPL-Caltech, D. Figer (Space Telescope Science Institute [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/Rochester Institute of Technology), E. Churchwell (University of Wisconsin, Madison) and the GLIMPSE Legacy Team *Credit for 2MASS Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/NSF/2MASS/UMass/IPAC-Caltech and D. Figer (Space Telescope Science Institute [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/Rochester Institute of Technology)
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*Description*: The sky is a jewelry box full of sparkling stars in these infrared images. The crown jewels are 14 massive stars on the verge of exploding as supernovae. These hefty stars reside in one of the most massive star clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy. The bluish cluster is inside the white box in the large image, which shows the star-studded region around it. A close-up of the cluster can be seen in the inset photo. These large stars are a tip-off to the mass of the young cluster....
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Spitzer Space Telescope, What -- Constellation, What -- Scutum, What -- Hubble...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/03/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credits:* Robert Rubin (NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] Ames Research Center), Reginald Dufour and Matt Browning (Rice University), Patrick Harrington (University of Maryland), and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: NGC 6818 is in the constellation Sagittarius at a distance of about 6000 light-years. It has a diameter of about 0.5 light-year. The Hubble telescope observation was taken March 10, 1997 by the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2. This is a composite of images taken in 3 filters: Halpha is red, Hbeta is blue, and [O III] (doubly ionized oxygen) 5007 is green. As a result of the longer exposure time at Hbeta, the central star of the planetary nebula appears blue. We see a roughly...
Topics: NGC 6818, What -- Constellation, What -- Sagittarius, What -- Camera 2, What -- FAST
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/11/image/h/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* Alexander Arapantonis for Sky-Skan, Inc., Frank Summers (Space Telescope Science Institute [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), Chris Mihos (Case Western Reserve University), Lars Hernquist (Harvard University)
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*Description*: This architectural rendering shows a cut-away view of the renovated Einstein Planetarium at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air & Space Museum. Part of the planetarium dome has been removed to show the interior layout and the galaxy collision scientific visualization projected onto the dome. The acompanying sample frame is shown as it would be projected for the planetarium audience. The galaxy collision stretches across the dome and surrounds the viewer in the...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/09/image/b/
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Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/338/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/33/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/35/ ] What is a Space Science Update? Major Hubble discoveries on NASA television ... Astronomers explain their Hubble discoveries at a press conference, called a Space Science Update (SSU), broadcast on NASA...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/34/image/q/
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by *Voyager Image:*: NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*HST/FOC images:*: Francesco Paresce (ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ]I STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Paola Sartoretti, University of Padova *Description*: Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/614/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1992/23/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1992/25/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-1992-24b
Topics: Jupiter, Io, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Moon, What -- Io, Where -- Paola
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1992/24/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* Dr. Ron Buta (U. Alabama), Dr. Gene Byrd (U. Alabama) and Tarsh Freeman (Bevill State Community College)
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*Description*: Astronomers have found a spiral galaxy that may be spinning to the beat of a different cosmic drummer. To the surprise of astronomers, the galaxy, called NGC 4622, appears to be rotating in the opposite direction to what they expected. Pictures by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope helped astronomers determine that the galaxy may be spinning clockwise by showing which side of the galaxy is closer to Earth. A Hubble telescope photo of the oddball galaxy is this month's Hubble Heritage...
Topics: NGC 4622, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What -- Constellation,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/03/image/a/
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
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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
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], R. Thompson (CSC/STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/12/video/e/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/12/video/e/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/12/video/e/still/3/ ] [...
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*Description*:> In its 15 years of viewing the sky, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken more than 700,000 exposures and probed more than 22,000 celestial targets as represented by the different colored dots in this map of the sky. All data from April 1990 through March 2005 are represented here. Solar system objects are shown as yellow dots; stars are blue; star clusters are orange; nebulae are green; galaxies are red; galaxy clusters are pink; and other targets such as the Hubble Ultra...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Canes Venatici, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/12/video/e/
NASA Images
by *Photo Credit:* Alan Dressier, Carnegie Institution, and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] Co-investigators: Augustus Oemler (Yale Urnversfty), James E. Gunn (Princeton Universfty), Harvey Butcher (the Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy).
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*Description*: Hubble Space Telescope's high resolution allows astronomers to classify galaxies in a cluster (CL 0939+4713) that existed four billion years ago, when the universe was two- thirds of its present age. The galaxies in this mosaic are arranged according to the well-established system developed by American astronomer Edwin Hubble in the 1920s. Despite the cluster's great distance of four billion light-years, the Space Telescope pictures are sharp enough to distinguish between various...
Topics: CL 0939+4713, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1992/28/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], J. Bell (Cornell U.), and M. Wolff (Space Science Inst.) Additional image processing and analysis support from: K. Noll and A. Lubenow (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]); M. Hubbard (Cornell U.); R. Morris (NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/JSC); P. James (U. Toledo); S. Lee (U. Colorado); T. Clancy, B. Whitney and G. Videen (SSI); and Y. Shkuratov (Kharkov U.)
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*Description*: This view of Mars, the sharpest photo ever taken from Earth, reveals small craters and other surface markings only about a dozen miles (a few tens of kilometers) across. (The spatial scale is 5 miles, or 8 kilometers per pixel). The Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope snapped this image on Aug. 24, just a few days before the red planet's historic "close encounter" with Earth. Among the Martian surface features are: numerous craters;...
Topics: What -- Mars, What -- Earth, What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Hubble Space Telescope...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/22/image/i/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and Z. Levay (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: This illustration shows the relative positions of Earth and Mars at the last six oppositions, when the Sun and Mars are on exact opposite sides of Earth. The images of Mars show the planet's apparent relative size at each opposition, as viewed by the Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. Orbits of the inner planets are to scale. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Mars Object Description: Planet Distance from the Sun: The semi-major axis of...
Topics: Mars, What -- Earth, What -- Mars, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/34/image/l/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], H. Weaver (JHU/APL), A. Stern (SwRI), and the Hubble Space Telescope Pluto Companion Search Team
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*Description*: These Hubble Space Telescope images, taken by the Advanced Camera for Surveys, reveal Pluto, its large moon Charon, and the planet's two new candidate satellites. Between May 15 and May 18, 2005, Charon, and the putative moons, provisionally designated P1 and P2, all appear to rotate counterclockwise around Pluto. P1 and P2 move less than Charon because they are farther from Pluto, and therefore would be orbiting at slower speeds. P1 and P2 are thousands of times less bright than...
Topics: Pluto, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Pluto,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/19/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and B. Preston (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ] and Max-Q Digital)
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*Description*:> Camera move on ACS image of "The Mice." Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: UGC 10214 (Arp 188, "Tadpole Galaxy") Object Description: Peculiar Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 16h 06m 03.89s Dec. +55° 25' 30.9" Constellation: Draco Distance: About 420 million light-years (130 million parsecs) Dimensions: The image is roughly 3.2 arcminutes (390,000 light-years or 120 kiloparsecs) across. About the Data Instrument:...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Draco, What -- Monoceros, What -- Sagittarius, Where -- Milky Way...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/11/video/f/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* Alan Dressler (Carnegie Institution) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: This NASA Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image of the central portion of a remote cluster of galaxies (CL 0939+4713) as it looked when the universe was two-thirds of its present age. Hubble's high resolution allows astronomers to study, for the first time, the shapes of galaxies as they were long ago. The Space Telescope pictures are sharp enough to distinguish between various forms of spiral galaxies. Most of the spiral, or disk, galaxies have odd features, suggesting they were...
Topics: CL 0939+4713, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Visible Light, What -- Wide Field...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1994/52/image/d/
NASA Images
by *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* Y.-H. Chu (UIUC), S. Kulkarni (Caltech), and R. Rothschild (UCSD)
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*Description*: Resembling the puffs of smoke and sparks from a summer fireworks display in this image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, these delicate filaments are actually sheets of debris from a stellar explosion in a neighboring galaxy. Hubble's target was a supernova remnant within the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a nearby, small companion galaxy to the Milky Way visible from the southern hemisphere. Denoted N 49, or DEM L 190, this remnant is from a massive star that died in a...
Topics: LMC N 49, DEM L 190, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Visible Light, What -- Earth,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/20/image/a/
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by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
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Butterfly Emerges from Stellar Demise in Planetary Nebula NGC 6302 This celestial object looks like a delicate butterfly. But it is far from serene. What resemble dainty butterfly wings are actually roiling cauldrons of gas heated to more than 36,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The gas is tearing across space at more than 600,000 miles an hour -- fast enough to travel from Earth to the moon in 24 minutes! A dying star that was once about five times the mass of the Sun is at the center of this fury. It...
Topics: What -- FAST, What -- Earth, What -- Moon, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/multimedia/ero/ero_ngc6302.html
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Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/304/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/29/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/24/ ]
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/19/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Photo Credit:* Alan Dressier, Carnegie Institution, and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] Co-investigators: Augustus Oemler (Yale Universfty), James E. Gunn (Princeton University), Harvey Butcher (the Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy).
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*Description*: This is a NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of a portion of a remote cluster of galaxies (CL 0939+4713) that existed when the universe was two-thirds of its present age (redshift z = 0.4). Hubble's high resolution allows astronomers to study, for the first time, the shapes of galaxies which existed long ago. The Space Telescope pictures are sharp enough to distinguish between various forms of spiral galaxies, as well as galaxies in collision, some tearing material from each...
Topics: CL 0939+4713, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1992/28/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* D. Garnett (U. Arizona), J. Hester (ASU), and J. Westphal (Caltech)
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*Description*: This festively colorful nebula, called NGC 604, is one of the largest known seething cauldrons of star birth in a nearby galaxy. NGC 604 is similar to familiar star-birth regions in our Milky Way galaxy, such as the Orion Nebula, but it is vastly larger in extent and contains many more recently formed stars. This monstrous star-birth region contains more than 200 brilliant blue stars within a cloud of glowing gases some 1,300 light-years across, nearly 100 times the size of the...
Topics: NGC 604, M33, What -- Orion, What -- Sun, What -- Constellation, What -- Triangulum, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/30/image/a/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: UGC 10214 (Arp 188, "Tadpole Galaxy") Object Description: Peculiar Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 16h 06m 03.89s Dec. +55° 25' 30.9" Constellation: Draco Distance: About 420 million light-years (130 million parsecs) Dimensions: The image is roughly 3.2 arcminutes (390,000 light-years or 120 kiloparsecs) across. About the Data Instrument: ACS/WFC Exposure Date(s): April 1 and 9, 2002 Exposure Time: 8.3 hours...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Draco, What -- Monoceros, What -- Sagittarius, Where -- Milky Way...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/11/image/g/
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:* 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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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
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Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/416/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1997/33/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1997/35/ ] What is a Space Science Update? Major Hubble discoveries on NASA television ... Astronomers explain their Hubble discoveries at a press conference, called a Space Science Update (SSU), broadcast on NASA...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1997/34/image/h/
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*Description*:> Sequence Zoom into the Abell 1689 galaxy cluster. Zoom starts from the Digitized Sky Survey to Sloan Digital Sky Survey to the Abell 1689 Hubble ACS image. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Abell 1689 Object Description: Galaxy Cluster, Gravitational Lens Position (J2000): R.A. 13h 11m 34.20s Dec. -01° 21' 56.0" Constellation: Virgo Distance: The distance to the lensing cluster is 2.2 billion light-years (675 megaparsecs)....
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Virgo, What -- ESO, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC),...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/01/video/d/
NASA Images
by *Credits:* Bruce Balick (University of Washington), Jason Alexander (University of Washington), Arsen Hajian (U.S. Naval Observatory), Yervant Terzian (Cornell University), Mario Perinotto (University of Florence, Italy), Patrizio Patriarchi (Arcetri Observatory, Italy) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: NGC 6826's eye-like appearance is marred by two sets of blood-red "fliers" that lie horizontally across the image. The surrounding faint green "white" of the eye is believed to be gas that made up almost half of the star's mass for most of its life. The hot remnant star (in the center of the green oval) drives a fast wind into older material, forming a hot interior bubble which pushes the older gas ahead of it to form a bright rim. (The star is one of the...
Topics: GC 6826, What -- FAST, What -- Constellation, What -- Cygnus, What -- Camera 2, What -- Sun
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1997/38/image/d/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* D. Padgett (IPAC/Caltech), W. Brandner (IPAC), K. Stapelfeldt (JPL) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: This image shows a newborn binary star system, CoKu Tau/1, lying at the center of four "wings" of light extending as much as 75 billion miles from the pair. The "wings" outline the edges of a region in the stars' dusty surroundings, which have been cleared by outflowing gas. A thin, dark lane extends to the left and to right of the binary, suggesting that a disk or ring of dusty material encircles the two young stars. Technical facts about this news release:...
Topics: CoKu Tau/1, What -- Earth, What -- Sun
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/05/image/d/
NASA Images
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Cone Nebula (NGC 2264) Object Description: Gaseous Pillar in the Milky Way Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 6h 41m 12.6s Dec. +09° 26' 25.7" Constellation: Monoceros Distance: About 2,500 light-years (770 parsecs) Dimensions: This image is about 50 arcseconds (0.19 parsecs or 0.61 light-years) across. About the Data Instrument: NICMOS/NIC3 Exposure Date(s): May 11, 2002 Exposure Time: 3.4 hours Principal Astronomers: A....
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Monoceros, What -- NICMOS, What -- Ursa Major, What -- Infrared...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/13/image/f/
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Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/556/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1994/29/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1994/32/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-1994-31c
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1994/31/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* W. Keel (U. Alabama, Tuscaloosa)
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*Description*: Ground-based image of M32 with the STIS field outlined. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/335/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/39/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/43/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-1999-40c
Topics: M32, NGC 224, Where -- M32
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/40/image/c/