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  • 11/30/2012 'Dark Core' May Not Be So Dark After All STScI-2012-42 3. 'Dark Core' May Not Be So Dark After All Now you see it, now you don't. Douglas Clowe of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, is reporting on new Hubble observations that do not find an unusually... (More)
  • 7/10/2012 Hubble Unmasks Ghost Galaxies STScI-2012-26 4. Hubble Unmasks Ghost Galaxies Astronomers have puzzled over why some puny, extremely faint dwarf galaxies spotted in our Milky Way galaxy's back yard contain so few stars. These ghost-like galaxies are thought... (More)
  • 3/2/2012 Dark Matter Core Defies Explanation in Hubble Image STScI-2012-10 5. Dark Matter Core Defies Explanation in Hubble Image Astronomers observed what appeared to be a clump of dark matter left behind during a bizarre wreck between massive clusters of galaxies. The dark matter collected... (More)

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  • 8/21/2006 NASA Finds Direct Proof of Dark Matter STScI-2006-39 15. NASA Finds Direct Proof of Dark Matter Dark matter and normal matter have been wrenched apart by the tremendous collision of two large clusters of galaxies. This composite image shows the galaxy cluster 1E 0657-56... (More)

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  • 8/19/1998 Distant Heavyweight Galaxy Cluster Clobbers Dense-Universe Theory STScI-1998-26 23. Distant Heavyweight Galaxy Cluster Clobbers Dense-Universe Theory A Space Telescope Science Institute astronomer has found the equivalent of the proverbial 900-pound gorilla in deep space. The "gorilla" is an extremely massive cluster... (More)
  • 1/8/1998 Hubble Pinpoints Distant Supernovae STScI-1998-02 24. Hubble Pinpoints Distant Supernovae Peering halfway across the universe to analyze light from exploded stars that died long before our Sun even existed, the Hubble telescope has allowed astronomers to determine that the expansion... (More)

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  • 1/14/1997 Hubble Finds Intergalactic Stars STScI-1997-02 25. Hubble Finds Intergalactic Stars The Hubble telescope has found a long-sought population of "stellar outcasts" ? stars tossed out of their home galaxies into the dark emptiness of intergalactic space. (More)

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