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A New Angle on Two Spiral Galaxies for Hubble's 27th Birthday

Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its 27th birthday with a striking pair of very different looking spiral galaxies. The edge-on galaxy (left) is called NGC 4302, and the tilted galaxy (right) is called NGC 4298. Although the pinwheel galaxies look...
20-Apr-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NASA Missions Provide New Insights into 'Ocean Worlds' in Our Solar System

Recent observations of Jupiter's icy moon Europa by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered a probable plume of material erupting from the moon's surface at precisely the same location as a similar apparent plume seen two years earlier by...
13-Apr-2017 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Takes Close-up Portrait of Jupiter

Astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope to take this dazzling photo of Jupiter when the planet was comparatively close to Earth, at a distance of 415 million miles.
6-Apr-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Wispy Remains of Supernova Explosion Hide Possible Survivor

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Hubble Space Telescope astronomers searched the gauzy remains of a Type Ia supernova in a neighboring galaxy called the Large Magellanic Cloud. They found a sun-like star that showed signs of being associated with the supernova. Further...
30-Mar-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NASA Announces Astronomy and Astrophysics Fellows for 2017

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NASA has selected 28 Fellows for its prestigious Einstein, Hubble, and Sagan fellowships. Each post-doctoral fellowship provides three years of support to awardees to pursue independent research in astronomy and astrophysics. The new Fellows begin...
29-Mar-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gravitational Wave Kicks Monster Black Hole Out of Galactic Core

An international team of astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered a supermassive black hole that has been propelled out of the center of the distant galaxy 3C 186. The black hole was most likely ejected by the power of...
23-Mar-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Discovery of Runaway Star Yields Clues to Breakup of Multiple-Star System

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Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have found what may be the missing piece of a cosmic puzzle; the third, long-lost member of a star system in the Orion Nebula that broke apart 500 years ago.
17-Mar-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Dates Black Hole's Last Big Meal

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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has found that the black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy ate its last big meal about 6 million years ago, when it consumed a large clump of infalling gas. After the meal, the engorged black hole burped out a...
9-Mar-2017 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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