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Hubble Studies Gamma-Ray Burst with the Highest Energy Ever Seen

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has given astronomers a peek at the location of the most energetic outburst ever seen in the universe—a blast of gamma-rays a trillion times more powerful than visible light. That’s because in a few seconds the...
20-Nov-2019 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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NASA's Hubble Captures a Dozen Galaxy Doppelgangers

This recent picture from Hubble shows a galaxy nicknamed the "Sunburst Arc" that has been split into a kaleidoscope illusion of no fewer than 12 images formed by a massive foreground cluster of galaxies 4.6 billion light-years away.
7-Nov-2019 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Hubble Captures Galaxies' Ghostly Gaze

This Hubble snapshot reveals what looks like an uncanny pair of glowing eyes glaring menacingly in our direction. The piercing "eyes" are the most prominent feature of what resembles the face of an otherworldly creature. This frightening object is...
28-Oct-2019 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Super Spirals Spin Super Fast

Stars in the outer reaches of the Milky Way, including our Sun, orbit at an average speed of 130 miles per second. But that’s nothing compared to the most massive spiral galaxies. “Super spirals,” which are larger, brighter, and more massive...
17-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hubble Observes First Confirmed Interstellar Comet

Hubble has taken the sharpest view to date of interstellar comet 2I/Borisov whose speed and trajectory indicate it has come from beyond our solar system. The image, taken October 12, 2019, reveals a central concentration of dust around the comet's...
16-Oct-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Milky Way Raids Intergalactic 'Bank Accounts,' Hubble Study Finds

A new Hubble study to be published in The Astrophysical Journal reports the best measurements yet for how much and how fast gas flows in and out of the Milky Way. Astronomers were surprised to find a surplus of incoming gas, leaving them with new...
10-Oct-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Milky Way’s Center Will Be Revealed by NASA’s Webb Telescope

After its 2021 launch, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will gather infrared light that has penetrated the dusty veil, revealing the galactic center in unprecedented detail.
9-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Webb to Unlock the Mysteries of Comets and the Early Solar System

Shortly after its launch in 2021, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will observe three different types of comets to learn more about them and about the early solar system.
25-Sep-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI): Nearly 400 years after Galileo first observed the heavens through a telescope, we continue to seek answers to age-old questions about the universe. And while the technology has evolved over the centuries, the inquiry remains essentially the same: What's out there, where did it come from, and what does it mean?

At the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), we're working hard to study and explain the once-unimaginable celestial phenomena now made visible using Hubble's cutting-edge technology. In the course of this exploration we will continue to share with you the grace and beauty of the universe, because the discoveries belong to all of us.

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