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  • 12/19/2006 Celestial Season's Greetings from Hubble STScI-2006-55 110. Celestial Season's Greetings from Hubble Swirls of gas and dust reside in this ethereal-looking region of star formation imaged by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. This majestic view of LH 95, located in the Large Magellanic... (More)
  • 11/2/2006 Host Galaxy Cluster to Largest Known Radio Eruption STScI-2006-51 111. Host Galaxy Cluster to Largest Known Radio Eruption This is a new composite image of galaxy cluster MS0735.6+7421, located about 2.6 billion light-years away in the constellation Camelopardalis. (More)
  • 10/16/2006 Super Star Clusters in the Antennae Galaxies STScI-2006-46 112. Super Star Clusters in the Antennae Galaxies This new NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the Antennae galaxies is the sharpest yet of this merging pair of galaxies. During the course of the collision, billions... (More)
  • 10/12/2006 Hubble Captures Galaxy in the Making STScI-2006-45 113. Hubble Captures Galaxy in the Making Images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have provided a dramatic glimpse of a large and massive galaxy under assembly by the merging of smaller, lighter galaxies. Astrophysicists... (More)
  • 8/23/2006 Wispy Dust and Gas Paint Portrait of Starbirth STScI-2006-41 114. Wispy Dust and Gas Paint Portrait of Starbirth This active region of star formation in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), as photographed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, unveils wispy clouds of hydrogen... (More)
  • 8/21/2006 NASA Finds Direct Proof of Dark Matter STScI-2006-39 115. 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)
  • 7/31/2006 Extraterrestrial Fireworks STScI-2006-35 116. Extraterrestrial Fireworks NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of a cosmic explosion that is quite similar to fireworks on Earth. In the nearby galaxy, the Small Magellanic Cloud, a massive star has exploded... (More)
  • 7/12/2006 Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys Resumes Exploring the Universe STScI-2006-36 117. Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys Resumes Exploring the Universe After a brief hiatus, the Advanced Camera for Surveys aboard NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is back in business, probing the far reaches... (More)
  • 6/13/2006 Hubble Eyes Star Birth in the Extreme STScI-2006-26 118. Hubble Eyes Star Birth in the Extreme Staring into the crowded, dusty core of two merging galaxies, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered a region where star formation has gone wild. (More)
  • 6/8/2006 Hubble Sees Galaxy on Edge STScI-2006-24 119. Hubble Sees Galaxy on Edge This is a unique view of the disk galaxy NGC 5866 tilted nearly edge-on to our line-of-sight. Hubble's sharp vision reveals a crisp dust lane dividing the galaxy into two halves. (More)
  • 5/23/2006 Hubble Captures a "Five-Star" Rated Gravitational Lens STScI-2006-23 120. Hubble Captures a "Five-Star" Rated Gravitational Lens NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the first-ever picture of a group of five star-like images of a single distant quasar. (More)
  • 4/24/2006 Happy Sweet Sixteen, Hubble Telescope! STScI-2006-14 121. Happy Sweet Sixteen, Hubble Telescope! To celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's 16 years of success, the two space agencies involved in the project, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), are releasing... (More)
  • 4/18/2006 Magellanic Gemstones in the Southern Sky STScI-2006-17 122. Magellanic Gemstones in the Southern Sky NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured the most detailed images to date of the open star clusters NGC 265 and NGC 290 in the Small Magellanic Cloud -- two sparkling... (More)
  • 2/28/2006 Hubble's Largest Galaxy Portrait Offers a New High-Definition View STScI-2006-10 123. Hubble's Largest Galaxy Portrait Offers a New High-Definition View Giant galaxies weren’t assembled in a day. Neither was this Hubble Space Telescope image of the face-on spiral galaxy Messier 101 (M101). It is the largest... (More)
  • 2/7/2006 Hubble Snaps Images of a Pinwheel-Shaped Galaxy STScI-2006-07 124. Hubble Snaps Images of a Pinwheel-Shaped Galaxy This dramatic spiral galaxy is one of the latest viewed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Stunning details of the face-on spiral galaxy, cataloged as NGC 1309, are captured... (More)

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  • 11/30/2000 Hubble Captures an Extraordinary and Powerful Active Galaxy STScI-2000-37 183. Hubble Captures an Extraordinary and Powerful Active Galaxy The Hubble telescope has taken a snapshot of a nearby active galaxy known as Circinus. This active galaxy belongs to a class of mostly spiral galaxies called Seyferts... (More)
  • 11/2/2000 A Bird's Eye View of a Galaxy Collision STScI-2000-34 184. A Bird's Eye View of a Galaxy Collision What appears as a bird's head, leaning over to snatch up a tasty meal, is a striking example of a galaxy collision in NGC 6745. The "bird" is a large spiral galaxy... (More)
  • 10/5/2000 Hubble Peeks into a Stellar Nursery in a Nearby Galaxy STScI-2000-30 185. Hubble Peeks into a Stellar Nursery in a Nearby Galaxy The Hubble telescope has peered deep into a neighboring galaxy to reveal details of the formation of new stars. Hubble's target was a newborn star cluster... (More)
  • 7/6/2000 A Cosmic Searchlight STScI-2000-20 186. A Cosmic Searchlight Streaming out from the center of the galaxy M87 like a cosmic searchlight is one of nature's most amazing phenomena, a black-hole-powered jet of electrons and other sub-atomic particles traveling... (More)
  • 6/5/2000 Feasting Black Hole Blows Bubbles STScI-2000-21 187. Feasting Black Hole Blows Bubbles A monstrous black hole's rude table manners include blowing huge bubbles of hot gas into space. At least, that's the gustatory practice followed by the supermassive black hole residing... (More)
  • 6/5/2000 Black Holes Shed Light on Galaxy Formation STScI-2000-22 188. Black Holes Shed Light on Galaxy Formation Astronomers are concluding that monstrous black holes weren't simply born big but instead grew on a measured diet of gas and stars controlled by their host galaxies... (More)
  • 5/11/2000 Hubble Heritage Program Wins Photography Award STScI-2000-14 189. Hubble Heritage Program Wins Photography Award Through an extraordinary chance alignment, the Hubble telescope has captured a view of a face-on spiral galaxy lying precisely in front of another larger spiral. (More)
  • 3/9/2000 Hubble Surveys Dying Stars in Nearby Galaxy STScI-2000-09 190. Hubble Surveys Dying Stars in Nearby Galaxy From ground-based telescopes, the glowing gaseous debris surrounding dying, sun-like stars in a nearby galaxy, called the Large Magellanic Cloud, appear as small, shapeless... (More)
  • 2/16/2000 Onset of Titanic Collision Lights Up Supernova Ring STScI-2000-11 191. Onset of Titanic Collision Lights Up Supernova Ring NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is giving astronomers a ringside seat to a never before seen violent celestial "main attraction" unfolding in a galaxy 169,000 light-years... (More)
  • 1/24/2000 Hubble Reopens Its Eye on the Universe STScI-2000-07 192. Hubble Reopens Its Eye on the Universe The Hubble telescope reopened its "eye" on the universe following a successful December 1999 servicing mission by imaging a Sun-like star, dubbed the "Eskimo Nebula"... (More)
  • 1/6/2000 Fireworks of Star Formation Light up a Galaxy STScI-2000-01 193. 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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