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October 14, 1990 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1990-12

Hubble Space Telescope Searches for a Historic Nova in Globular Cluster M14

October 14, 1990: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has successfully completed the first stage of a cosmic detective hunt for a rare star, called a nova, which erupted half a century ago. HST's needle-in-the-haystack search has provided astronomers with an unprecedented view of the crowded inner region of a globular star cluster located about 70,000 light-years away.

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Credit: NASA, ESA, and STScI