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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
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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 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
by *Credit:* John Bahcall (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton [ http://www.ias.edu/ ]), Mike Disney (University of Wales [ http://www.cf.ac.uk/ ]), and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: Quasars reside in a variety of galaxies, from normal to highly disturbed. When seen through ground-based telescopes, these compact, enigmatic light sources resemble stars, yet they are billions of light-years away and several hundred billion times brighter than normal stars. The following Hubble Space Telescope images show examples of different home sites of all quasars. But all the sites must provide the fuel to power these unique light beacons. Astronomers believe that a quasar...
Topics: PG 0052+251, PHL 909, IRAS04505-2958, PG 1012+008, 0316-346, IRAS13218+0552, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1996/35/image/a/
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 G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/04/video/a/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/04/video/a/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/04/video/a/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> A zoom into the nebula NGC 346 in the Small Magellanic Cloud that reveals an underlying population of infant stars and other fine details captured by Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys across the galaxy's starburst regions and gas clouds. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: NGC 346 Object Description: Cluster and Nebulosity in the Small Magellanic Cloud Position (J2000): R.A. 00h 59m 18s.0 Dec. -72° 10' 48" Constellation: Tucana...
Topics: What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Constellation, What -- Tucana, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/04/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Illustration by:*: G. Dana Berry, STSCI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]
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*Description*: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took this close-up of the red planet Mars when it was just 34,648,840 miles (55,760,220 km) away. This color image was assembled from a series of exposures taken between 6:20 p.m. and 7:12 p.m. EDT Aug. 26 with Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2. The picture was taken just 11 hours before the planet made its closest approach to Earth in 60,000 years. Many small, dark, circular impact craters can be seen, attesting to the Hubble telescope's...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Mars Exploration Rover (MER), What -- Camera 2, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1993/13/image/b/
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 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 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 *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/
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:* H. Bond (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of planetary nebula NGC 7027 shows remarkable new details of the process by which a star like the Sun dies. New features include: faint, blue, concentric shells surrounding the nebula; an extensive network of red dust clouds throughout the bright inner region; and the hot central white dwarf, visible as a white dot at the center. The nebula is a record of the star's final death throes. Initially the ejection of the star's outer layers, when...
Topics: NGC 7027, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What -- Constellation,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1996/05/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* Alan Stern (Southwest Research Institute), Marc Buie (Lowell Observatory), NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ]
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*Description*: The never-before-seen surface of the distant planet Pluto is resolved in these NASA Hubble Space Telescope pictures, taken with the European Space Agency's (ESA) Faint Object Camera (FOC) aboard Hubble. Discovered in 1930, Pluto has always appeared as nothing more than a dot of light in even the largest earth-based telescopes because Pluto's disk is much smaller than can be resolved from beneath the Earth's turbulent atmosphere. Pluto is 2/3 the size of Earth's Moon but 1,200...
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Topics: Pluto, What -- Pluto, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Faint Object Camera, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1996/09/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Illustration:*: James Gitlin (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: These two images, taken 11 hours apart with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, reveal two nearly opposite sides of Mars. Hubble snapped these photos as the red planet was making its closest approach to Earth in almost 60,000 years. Mars completed nearly one half a rotation between the two observations. The image at left was assembled from a series of exposures taken between 6:20 p.m. and 7:12 p.m. EDT Aug. 26 with Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2. Hubble snapped this photo...
Topics: Virgo Cluster, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Mars, What -- Earth, What -- Camera 2,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1997/02/image/a/
NASA Images
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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/
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Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/501/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/31/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/33/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-1995-32c
Topic: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/32/image/c/
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Technical facts about this news release: width="100%"> XZ Tauri About this Object Object Name: XZ Tauri Object Description: T Tauri Star; Binary Star System Position (J2000): R.A. 04h 31m 40.0 s Dec. 18° 13' 58" Constellation: Taurus Magnitude: R13 mag; I12 mag Dimensions: Bubble Length5 arcseconds About the Data Instrument: WFPC2 Exposure Dates: January 1995, March 1998, February 1999, February 2000 Filter: R band (F675W) About this Image Image Credit: NASA, John Krist...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Taurus, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Jet...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/32/image/d/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], A. Zezas and J. Huchra (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
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*Description*: OB Associations in outer northern arm of M81. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: M81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy Object Description: Spiral Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 09h 55m 33s Dec. +69° 03' 55" Constellation: Ursa Major Distance: Approximately 11.6 million light-years (3.6 megaparsecs) Dimensions: This image is roughy 19 arcminutes (64,000 light-years or roughly 20 kiloparsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: The ACS data was...
Topics: M81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy, What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/19/image/e/
NASA Images
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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
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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/k/
NASA Images
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/2006/01/video/c/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/01/video/c/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/01/video/c/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> A zoom into the Orion Nebula starting with images made from Akira Fujii, David Malin and into the Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys mosaic revealing intricate details of stars, binaries, discs, clouds of dust and glowing gas. 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: What -- Orion, What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Constellation, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/01/video/c/
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*: Undersea corral? Enchanted castles? Space serpents? These eerie, dark pillar-like structures are actually columns of cool interstellar hydrogen gas and dust that are also incubators for new stars. The pillars protrude from the interior wall of a dark molecular cloud like stalagmites from the floor of a cavern. They are part of the "Eagle Nebula" (also called M16 ? the 16th object in Charles Messier's 18th century catalog of "fuzzy" objects that aren't comets),...
Topics: M16, Eagle Nebula, NGC 6611, What -- COMETS, What -- Constellation, What -- Serpens, What -- Hubble...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/44/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and M. Kornmesser (ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]/Hubble) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/54/video/a/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/54/video/a/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/54/video/a/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> Zooming from an image of a portion of Scorpius centered on NGC 6357 and the Pismis 24 star cluster into images obtained with the Hubble Advanced Camera for Surveys, which resolve Pismis 24-1 into two stars. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Pismis 24, NGC 6357, Cl Pismis 24 Object Description: Open Star Cluster and Emission Nebula Position (J2000): R.A. 17h 25m 24s.00 Dec. -34° 26' 0."0 Constellation: Scorpius Distance: About 8,000...
Topics: What -- Scorpius, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/54/video/a/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Names: "SDSS ..." *News Release Number:*: STScI-2005-32d
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/32/image/d/
NASA Images
by *Acknowledgment:* A. Cool (SFSU) *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/ ])
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*Description*: This Hubble Space Telescope view of the core of one of the nearest globular star clusters, called NGC 6397, resembles a treasure chest of glittering jewels. The cluster is located 8,200 light-years away in the constellation Ara. Here, the stars are jam-packed together. The stellar density is about a million times greater than in our Sun's stellar neighborhood. The stars are only a few light-weeks apart, while the nearest star to our Sun is over four light-years away. The stars in...
Topics: NGC 6397, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Ara, What -- Sun,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/21/image/a/
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 *Credit:* A. Dressler (Carnegie Institutions of Washington), M. Dickinson (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), D. Macchetto (ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ]/STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), M. Giavalisco (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: This sequence of NASA Hubble Space Telescope (HST) images of remote galaxies offers tantalizing initial clues to the evolution of galaxies in the universe. [far left column] These are traditional spiral and elliptical-shaped galaxies that make up the two basic classes of island star cities that inhabit the universe we see in our current epoch (14 billion years after the birth of the universe in the Big Bang). Elliptical galaxies contain older stars, while spirals have vigorous...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Virgo, Where -- Milky Way Galaxy
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1994/52/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], JPL and R. Hurt (Caltech) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/29/video/e/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/29/video/e/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/29/video/e/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> The composite view of the supernova splits into its three components: blue-green for Chandra, yellow for Hubble, and red for Spitzer. Each observatory's full image is then shown for side-by-side comparison, beginning with Chandra, then Hubble, and finally Spitzer. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Kepler's Supernova Remnant, SN 1604, V843 Ophiuchi, G004.5+06.8 Object Description: Supernova Remnant Position (J2000): R.A. 17h 30m 40s.8 Dec....
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Spitzer Space Telescope, What -- Constellation, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/29/video/e/
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/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* P. Goudfrooij (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: Like dust bunnies that lurk in corners and under beds, surprisingly complex loops and blobs of cosmic dust lie hidden in the giant elliptical galaxy NGC 1316. This image made from data obtained with the NASA Hubble Space Telescope reveals the dust lanes and star clusters of this giant galaxy that give evidence that it was formed from a past merger of two gas-rich galaxies. The combination of Hubble's superb spatial resolution and the sensitivity of the Advanced Camera for Surveys...
Topics: NGC 1316, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/11/image/a/
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
NASA Images
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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/i/
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:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], HEIC, and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* R. Corradi (Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes, Spain) and Z. Tsvetanov (NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ])
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*Description*: In this detailed view from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, the so-called Cat's Eye Nebula looks like the penetrating eye of the disembodied sorcerer Sauron from the film adaptation of "The Lord of the Rings." The nebula, formally cataloged NGC 6543, is every bit as inscrutable as the J.R.R. Tolkien phantom character. Though the Cat's Eye Nebula was one of the first planetary nebulae to be discovered, it is one of the most complex such nebulae seen in space. A planetary...
Topics: NGC 6543, Cat's Eye Nebula, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- Advanced...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/27/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* J.P. Harrington and K.J. Borkowski (University of Maryland), and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image shows one of the most complex planetary nebulae ever seen, NGC 6543, nicknamed the "Cat's Eye Nebula." Hubble reveals surprisingly intricate structures including concentric gas shells, jets of high-speed gas and unusual shock-induced knots of gas. Estimated to be 1,000 years old, the nebula is a visual "fossil record" of the dynamics and late evolution of a dying star. A preliminary interpretation suggests that the star...
Topics: NGC 6543, Cat's Eye Nebula, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- FAST, What -- Wide Field...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/01/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and the Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])-ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]/Hubble Collaboration *Acknowledgment:* R. Fesen (Dartmouth College) and J. Long (ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]/Hubble)
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*Description*: A new image taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope provides a detailed look at the tattered remains of a supernova explosion known as Cassiopeia A (Cas A). It is the youngest known remnant from a supernova explosion in the Milky Way. The new Hubble image shows the complex and intricate structure of the star's shattered fragments. The image is a composite made from 18 separate images taken in December 2004 using Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), and it shows the Cas A...
Topics: Cassipopeia A, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Cassiopeia, What -- Advanced Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/30/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:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ], S. Beckwith (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) and the HUDF Team
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*Description*: Galaxies, galaxies everywhere - as far as NASA's Hubble Space Telescope can see. This view of nearly 10,000 galaxies is the deepest visible-light image of the cosmos. Called the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, this galaxy-studded view represents a "deep" core sample of the universe, cutting across billions of light-years. The snapshot includes galaxies of various ages, sizes, shapes, and colors. The smallest, reddest galaxies, about 100, may be among the most distant known,...
Topics: Hubble Ultra Deep Field, HUDF, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Visible Light, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/07/image/a/
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Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/542/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1994/47/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1994/41/ ]
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NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and R. Massey (California Institute of Technology)
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*Description*: This three-dimensional map offers a first look at the web-like large-scale distribution of dark matter, an invisible form of matter that accounts for most of the universe's mass. This milestone takes astronomers from inference to direct observation of dark matter's influence in the universe. Because of the finite speed of light, regions furthest away are also seen as they existed a long time ago. The map stretches halfway back in time to the beginning of the universe. The map...
Topics: COSMOS Field, What -- Moon, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/01/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Science Credit:* F. Pont (Geneva University Observatory, Switzerland) *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: A team of astronomers, led by Frederic Pont from the Geneva University Observatory in Switzerland, has detected for the first time strong evidence of hazes in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting a distant star. The new Hubble Space Telescope observations were made as the extrasolar planet, dubbed HD 189733b, passed in front of its parent star in an eclipse. As the light from the star briefly passes through the exoplanet's atmosphere, the gases in the atmosphere stamp their unique...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Vulpecula, Where -- Geneva,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/44/image/a/
NASA Images
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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 *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle/ssc Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/33/video/b/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/33/video/b/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/33/video/b/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept This animation shows the evolution of a planet-forming disc around a star. Initially, the young disc is bright and thick with dust, providing raw materials for building planets. In the first 10 million years or so, gaps appear within the disc as newborn planets coalesce out of the dust, clearing out a path. In time, this planetary "debris disc" thins out as gravitational interactions with numerous planets slowly sweep away the dust. Steady pressure...
Topics: What -- COMETS, What -- Visible Light, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Spitzer Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/33/video/b/
NASA Images
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: M4 (NGC 6121) Object Description: Globular Cluster Position (J2000): R.A. 16h 23m 35.4s Dec. -26° 31' 31.9" Constellation: Scorpius Distance: M4 is roughly 5,600 light-years from the Earth. About the 1995 HST Data Instrument: WFPC2 Exposure Date(s): February - March 1995 Exposure Time: 1.2 days Principal Astronomers: H. Richer (UBC), D. Vandenberg (U.Victoria), P. Stetson (DAO), M. Bolte (UCSC/Lick Obs.), C. Pryor...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Scorpius, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/10/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ] AVL
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Technical facts about this news release: About this Object Object Name: Mz 3; Menzel 3, The "Ant Nebula" Object Description: Planetary Nebula Position (J2000): R.A. 16h 17m 17.35s Dec. -51° 59' 00" Constellation: Norma Distance: About 900 pc (3000 light-years) Dimensions: The object is roughly 1 arcminute or 0.5 pc (1.6 light-years) long. About the Data Instrument: WFPC2 Exposure Dates: July 20, 1997; June 30, 1998 Exposure Time: 1.7 hours Filters: Red F673N [S II] Green F658N...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Norma, What -- Sun, Where -- Washington
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/05/video/a/
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/ ])
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*Description*: This is an example created using the ESA/ESO/NASA Photoshop FITS Liberator. The image of a portion of the ring galaxy AM0644-741 was made using Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys. Top: original black and white images obtained through filters isolating red, green and blue light. Middle: the separate images reassigned the primary colors red, green and blue. Bottom: the combined full color image. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [...
Topics: AM0644-741, What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/53/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
NASA Images
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*Description*: This is the first true-color photograph of the giant planet Jupiter from the Wide Field Planetary Camera on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. All features in this image are cloud formations in the atmosphere of Jupiter, which contain small crystals of frozen ammonia and traces of colorful chemical compounds of carbon, sulfur, and phosphorus. The temperatures of the clouds are extremely cold, about -280 degrees F. The photograph was generated in a computer by combining three separate...
Topics: Jupiter, What -- Jupiter, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Pioneer 10,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1991/13/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* Dana Berry, ST ScI Astronomy Visualization Laboratory
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*Description*: This artist's illustration shows three steps in the merger of a pair of white dwarf stars. The illustration depicts how planets may form around massive white dwarfs and is based upon theoretical studies by astronomers Mario Livio, Jim Pringle, and Rex Saffer of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD. At least half of the stars in our Milky Way galaxy are double star systems. During their evolution such systems may undergo a phase in which the cores of the two...
Topics: What -- REX, What -- Earth, What -- Sun, Where -- Milky Way Galaxy
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1992/18/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* Michael Rich, Kenneth Mighell, and James D. Neill (Columbia University), Wendy Freedman (OCIW) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: We believe our HST observations of NGC 4038/4039 and other merger galaxies also shed some new light on how young globular clusters form, i.e., from giant clouds of hydrogen gas that astronomers call Giant Molecular Clouds. Full-grown spiral galaxies like the Milky Way have typically 1000-2000 such clouds. An example is the GMC associated with the Eagle Nebula. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [...
Topics: M31, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- NGC 4038
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1997/34/image/t/
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Technical facts about this news release: width="100%"> XZ Tauri About this Object Object Name: XZ Tauri Object Description: T Tauri Star; Binary Star System Position (J2000): R.A. 04h 31m 40.0 s Dec. 18° 13' 58" Constellation: Taurus Magnitude: R13 mag; I12 mag Dimensions: Bubble Length5 arcseconds About the Data Instrument: WFPC2 Exposure Dates: January 1995, March 1998, February 1999, February 2000 Filter: R band (F675W) About this Image Image Credit: NASA, John Krist...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Taurus, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Jet...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/32/image/h/
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/m/
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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 image is 9.6 arcminutes (87,000 light-years or 27,000 parsecs) wide. About the Data Note: High level science products (combined and mosaiced fits files for each filter)...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Canes Venatici, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/12/image/n/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and the Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])-ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]/Hubble Collaboration *Acknowledgment:* J. Ma‘¯_‘¯_‘¯_z Apell‘¯_‘¯_‘¯_niz (Institute of Astrophysics of Andaluc‘¯_‘¯_‘¯_a, Spain)
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*Description*: Thousands of sparkling young stars are nestled within the giant nebula NGC 3603. This stellar "jewel box" is one of the most massive young star clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy. NGC 3603 is a prominent star-forming region in the Carina spiral arm of the Milky Way, about 20,000 light-years away. This latest image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows a young star cluster surrounded by a vast region of dust and gas. The image reveals stages in the life cycle of stars....
Topics: NGC 3603, What -- Carina, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- FAST, What -- Sun, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/34/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* Dana Berry (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: This is an artist's concept of the near stellar environment of the star Beta Pictoris. This illustration is based upon recent observations made with the Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph aboard the Hubble Space Telescope. This illustration shows three major components of the near stellar region, which is roughly the size of our inner Solar System. The reddish center ring (C) is a diffuse gas disk, which has a stable orbit around the star. This ring surrounds an inner disk (D)...
Topics: Beta Pictoris, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1991/08/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ],ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team
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*Description*: This dark red column shows an illuminated edge of the cavity wall. 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 Nebula is 1,500 light-years (460 parsecs). Dimensions: The image is 30 arcminutes (13 light-years or 4.0 parsecs) square. About the Data Data Description: The Hubble...
Topics: NGC 1976, M42, Orion Nebula, What -- Orion, What -- Constellation, What -- Hubble Space Telescope...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/01/image/g/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* H. Ford (JHU/STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), the Faint Object Spectrograph IDT, and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: (four-frame comparison) Hubble Space Telescope provides a detailed look at the core of the giant spiral galaxy M51. These images, taken at different wavelengths of light, reveal complex structure and detail in the galaxy's core, which is thought to hide a massive black hole. [upper left] - A ground telescopic image of M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy, taken with Kitt Peak National Observatory's 4-meter telescope. M51 is spectacular because it is one of the nearest and brightest galaxies...
Topics: M51, Whirlpool Galaxy, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Visible Light,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1992/17/image/b/
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 *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/
NASA Images
by *Credit for WFPC2 image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and J. Bahcall (IAS) *Credit for ACS image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], A. Martel (JHU), H. Ford (JHU), M. Clampin (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), G. Hartig (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), G. Illingworth (UCO/Lick Observatory), the ACS Science Team and ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ]
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*Description*: NASA Hubble Space Telescope's new Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) has provided the clearest visible-light view yet of the nearby quasar 3C 273. The ACS' coronagraph was used to block the light from the brilliant central quasar, revealing that the quasar's host galaxy is significantly more complex than had been suggested in previous observations. Features in the surrounding galaxy normally drowned out by the quasar's glow now show up clearly. The ACS reveals a spiral plume wound...
Topics: 3C 273, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/03/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ] and A.Zijlstra (UMIST, Manchester, UK)
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*Description*: The Bug Nebula, NGC 6302, is one of the brightest and most extreme planetary nebulae known. The fiery, dying star at its center is shrouded by a blanket of icy hailstones. This NASA Hubble Wide Field Plantery Camera 2 image shows impressive walls of compressed gas, laced with trailing strands and bubbling outflows. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/172/ ] Next release [...
Topics: NGC 6302, Bug Nebula, What -- Camera 2
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/46/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: Previously unseen details of a mysterious, complex structure within the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372) are revealed by this image of the "Keyhole Nebula," obtained with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The picture is a montage assembled from four different April 1999 telescope pointings with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, which used six different color filters. The picture is dominated by a large, approximately circular feature, which is part of the Keyhole Nebula,...
Topics: Carina Nebula, C 3372, What -- Carina, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Wide Field...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/06/image/a/
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
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From ground-based telescopes, the so-called "ant nebula" (Menzel 3, or Mz 3) resembles the head and thorax of a garden-variety ant. This dramatic NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image taken with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, reveals the "ant's" body as a pair of fiery lobes protruding from a dying, sun-like star. Though approaching the violence of an explosion, the ejection of gas from the dying star at the center of Mz 3 has intriguing symmetrical patterns unlike...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/wfpc/ant.html
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], Jeff Hester, and Paul Scowen (Arizona State University)
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*Description*: Eagle Nebula Image from PR1995-44, "Embryonic Stars Emerge from Interstellar 'EGGs'" Technical facts about this news release: Object Facts for Images Used in the Book Jupiter [ #Jupiter ] Hubble Science Image Utilized in [ #Eagle ] Hubble Science Image Utilized in [ #HDF ] Hubble Science Image Utilized in [ #Hourglass ] Hubble Science Image Utilized in [ #EtaCar ] Hubble Science Image Utilized in [ #Saturn ] Hubble Science Image Utilized in [ #Uranus ] Hubble Science...
Topics: M16, Eagle Nebula, What -- Jupiter, What -- Sun, What -- Constellation, What -- Serpens, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/28/image/f/
NASA Images
by *Illustration Credit:* ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ], NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], and Felix Mirabel (French Atomic Energy Commission and Institute for Astronomy and Space Physics/Conicet of Argentina)
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*Description*: GRO J1655-40 is the second so-called 'microquasar' discovered in our Galaxy. Microquasars are black holes of about the same mass as a star. They behave as scaled-down versions of much more massive black holes that are at the cores of extremely active galaxies, called quasars. Astronomers have known about the existence of stellar-mass black holes since the early 1970s. Their masses can range from 3.5 to approximately 15 times the mass of our Sun. Using Hubble data, astronomers...
Topics: GRO J1655-40, What -- Sun, What -- Constellation, What -- Scorpius, What -- ESO, What -- FAST,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/30/image/a/
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*Description*: RealSky CD, the digitized Palomar Observatory Sky Survey compressed by a factor of 100x, is now available on 8 CD-ROMs from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/466/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1996/18/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1996/21/ ] *News Release Number:*:...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1996/20/image/a/
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Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/322/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/06/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/10/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-2000-11c
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/11/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ], Andrew Fruchter and the ERO team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: Eskimo Nebula Image from PR2000-07, "Hubble Reopens Eye on the Universe" Technical facts about this news release: Object Facts for Images Used in the Book Jupiter [ #Jupiter ] Hubble Science Image Utilized in [ #Eagle ] Hubble Science Image Utilized in [ #HDF ] Hubble Science Image Utilized in [ #Hourglass ] Hubble Science Image Utilized in [ #EtaCar ] Hubble Science Image Utilized in [ #Saturn ] Hubble Science Image Utilized in [ #Uranus ] Hubble Science Image Utilized...
Topics: Eskimo Nebula, NGC 2392, What -- Jupiter, What -- Sun, What -- Constellation, What -- Serpens, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/28/image/o/
NASA Images
by *Video Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], Lynn Barranger (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), and Greg Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/19/video/a/still/1/ ]
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept A zoom into the summer constellation Scorpius to reveal the globular cluster M4. Zoom continues to Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys image of the location of the planet in M4's starry core. The zoom dissolves to an artist's rendition of the Jupiter-sized planet orbiting around a white dwarf and neutron star. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: B1620-26 in M4 (NGC 6121) Object Description: Pulsar with Companion in Globular...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Scorpius, What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Jupiter, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/19/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* George Sonneborn and Jason Pun (NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/Goddard Space Flight Center)
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*Description*: This image from the Hubble's Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) shows a new and unprecedented look at the light-year wide ring of glowing gas around supernova 1987A, the nearest stellar explosion in 400 years, which occurred in February 1987. The STIS long-slit spectrograph viewed the entire ring system, dissecting its light and producing a detailed image of the ring in each of its component colors. This image shows the ring in the optical light of hydrogen (center)...
Topics: SN 1987A, What -- Earth, Where -- Large Magellanic Cloud
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/08/image/i/
NASA Images
by *Top Left Credits:* Howard Bond (Space Telescope Science Institute), Robin Ciardullo (Pennsylvania State University) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] *Top Center 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/ ] *Top Right Credits:* Howard Bond (Space Telescope Science Institute), Robin Ciardullo (Pennsylvania State University) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] *Bottom Left Credits:* Bruce Balick (University of Washington), Vincent Icke (Leiden University, The Netherlands), Garrelt Mellema (Stockholm University), and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] *Bottom Center 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), NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] *Bottom Right Credits:* Howard Bond (Space Telescope Science Institute), Robin Ciardullo (Pennsylvania State University) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: [Top left] - IC 3568 lies in the constellation Camelopardalis at a distance of about 9,000 light-years, and has a diameter of about 0.4 light-years (or about 800 times the diameter of our solar system). It is an example of a round planetary nebula. Note the bright inner shell and fainter, smooth, circular outer envelope. [Top center] - NGC 6826's eye-like appearance is marred by two sets of blood-red "fliers" that lie horizontally across the image. The surrounding faint...
Topics: IC 3568, NGC 6826, NGC 3918, Hubble 5, NGC 7009, NGC 5307, What -- Constellation, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1997/38/image/b/
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*: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has given us a keyhole view towards the heart of our Milky Way Galaxy, where a dazzling array of stars reside. Most of the view of our galaxy is obscured by dust. Hubble peered into the Sagittarius Star Cloud, a narrow, dust-free region, providing this spectacular glimpse of a treasure chest full of stars. Some of these gems are among the oldest inhabitants of our galaxy. By studying the older stars that pack our Milky Way's hub, scientists can learn...
Topics: SGR-I, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sagittarius, What -- Sun, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/28/image/d/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Saturn Object Description: Planet Dimensions: The planet (without rings) has a diameter of roughly 75,000 miles (120,000 km) at the equator. Average Distance The semi-major axis of Saturn's orbit about the Sun is 9.5 astronomical units or roughly 890 million miles (1.4 billion km). About the Data Instrument: NICMOS Exposure Date(s): January 4, 1998 About the Image Image Credit: NASA and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona)...
Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- Sun, What -- NICMOS, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Arizona
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/18/image/b/
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*Description*: The orange (8269 Ôø_Ôø__) depicts near-infrared light, which cannot be seen by the human eye. Image taken by HST's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2. Technical facts about this news release: About this Object Object Name: NGC 1512 Object Description: Barred spiral galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 04h 03m 54.4s Dec. -43° 20' 55.0'' Constellation: Horologium Distance: 9.2 million pc (30 million light-years) Scale: The galaxy is 70,000 light-years across. The circumnuclear...
Topics: NGC 1512, What -- Camera 2, What -- Constellation, What -- Horologium, What -- NICMOS, Where -- NGC...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/16/image/r/
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:* S. Casertano (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: A small portion of the rough-and-tumble neighborhood of swirling dust and gas near one of the most massive and eruptive stars in our galaxy is seen in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image. This close-up view shows only a three light-year-wide portion of the entire Carina Nebula, which has a diameter of over 200 light-years. Located 8,000 light-years from Earth, the nebula can be seen in the southern sky with the naked eye. Dramatic dark dust knots and complex structures are...
Topics: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/31/image/a/