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Hubble Captures Massive Dead Disk Galaxy That Challenges Theories of Galaxy Evolution

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Astronomers combined the power of a “natural lens” in space with the capability of the Hubble Space Telescope to make a surprising discovery—the first example of a compact yet massive, fast-spinning, disk-shaped galaxy that stopped making...
21-Jun-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Astronomers Develop a New Use for a Century-Old Relativity Experiment to Measure a White Dwarf's Mass

Astronomers have used the sharp vision of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to repeat a century-old test of Einstein’s general theory of relativity. The team measured the mass of white dwarf Stein 2051 B, the burned-out remnant of a normal star, by...
7-Jun-2017 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Jackpot! Cosmic Magnifying-Glass Effect Captures Universe's Brightest Galaxies

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Boosted by natural magnifying lenses in space, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured unique close-up views of the universe's brightest infrared galaxies, which are as much as 10,000 times more luminous than our Milky Way. The results are being...
6-Jun-2017 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mini-Flares Potentially Jeopardize Habitability of Planets Circling Red Dwarf Stars

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Solar flares and associated eruptions can trigger auroras on Earth or, more ominously, damage satellites and power grids. Could flares on cool, red dwarf stars cause even more havoc to orbiting planets, even rendering them uninhabitable? To help...
6-Jun-2017 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble's Tale of Two Exoplanets: Nature vs. Nurture

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Scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to study two "hot Jupiter" exoplanets--having virtually the same size and temperature, and orbiting around nearly identical stars at the same distance--hypothesized that the planets' atmospheres should...
5-Jun-2017 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Collapsing Star Gives Birth to a Black Hole

Astronomers have watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as a black hole. It took the combined power of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), and NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes to go looking for remnants of the vanquished star,...
25-May-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Spots Moon Around Third Largest Dwarf Planet

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An international team of astronomers have uncovered a moon around a dwarf planet by using the combined power of three space observatories, including archival images from the Hubble Space Telescope. Called 2007 OR10, it is the...
18-May-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Observatories Combine to Crack Open the Crab Nebula

Astronomers have produced a highly detailed image of the Crab Nebula, by combining data from telescopes spanning nearly the entire breadth of the electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves seen by the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) to the...
10-May-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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