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2012

  • 7/10/2012 Hubble Unmasks Ghost Galaxies STScI-2012-26 1. 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)

2011

  • 5/12/2011 Galaxy NGC 4214: A Star-Formation Laboratory STScI-2011-14 2. Galaxy NGC 4214: A Star-Formation Laboratory The dwarf galaxy NGC 4214 is ablaze with young stars and gas clouds. Located around 10 million light-years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs), the galaxy's... (More)

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2005

  • 3/3/2005 The Impending Destruction of NGC 1427A STScI-2005-09 8. The Impending Destruction of NGC 1427A What happens when a galaxy falls in with the wrong crowd? The irregular galaxy NGC 1427A is a spectacular example of the resulting stellar rumble. Under the gravitational... (More)

2004

  • 12/1/2004 Hubble Uncovers a Baby Galaxy in a Grown-Up Universe STScI-2004-35 9. Hubble Uncovers a Baby Galaxy in a Grown-Up Universe Scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have measured the age of what may be the youngest galaxy ever seen in the universe. By cosmological standards... (More)
  • 11/11/2004 Hubble Tracks Asteroid's Sky Trek STScI-2004-31 10. Hubble Tracks Asteroid's Sky Trek While analyzing NASA Hubble Space Telescope images of the Sagittarius dwarf irregular galaxy (SagDIG), an international team of astronomers led by Simone Marchi, Yazan Momany... (More)

2003

2002

  • 12/19/2002 A Tiny Galaxy is Born STScI-2002-16 12. A Tiny Galaxy is Born New detailed images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope show a "late-blooming" galaxy, a small, distorted system of gas and stars that still appears to be in the process of development... (More)

2001

2000

  • 1/6/2000 Fireworks of Star Formation Light up a Galaxy STScI-2000-01 14. Fireworks of Star Formation Light up a Galaxy Pictures obtained with the Hubble telescope reveal episodes of star formation that are occurring across the face of the nearby galaxy NGC 4214. Located some 13 million... (More)
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