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  • 4/12/2011 NASA Telescopes Help Discover Surprisingly Young Galaxy STScI-2011-12 51. NASA Telescopes Help Discover Surprisingly Young Galaxy Astronomers have uncovered one of the youngest galaxies in the distant universe, with stars that formed 13.5 billion years ago, a mere 200 million years after the Big Bang. (More)
  • 3/14/2011 NASA's Hubble Rules Out One Alternative to Dark Energy STScI-2011-08 52. NASA's Hubble Rules Out One Alternative to Dark Energy Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have ruled out an alternate theory on the nature of dark energy after recalculating the expansion... (More)
  • 2/17/2011 Hubble Shows New Image of Spiral Galaxy NGC 2841 STScI-2011-06 53. Hubble Shows New Image of Spiral Galaxy NGC 2841 NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveals a majestic disk of stars and dust lanes in this view of the spiral galaxy NGC 2841, which lies 46 million light-years... (More)
  • 1/13/2011 The Two-faced Whirlpool Galaxy STScI-2011-03 54. The Two-faced Whirlpool Galaxy These images by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope show off two dramatically different face-on views of the spiral galaxy M51, dubbed the Whirlpool Galaxy. ... (More)
  • 1/10/2011 Hubble Zooms in on a Space Oddity STScI-2011-01 55. Hubble Zooms in on a Space Oddity A ghostly, glowing, green blob of gas has become one of astronomy's great cosmic mystery stories. The space oddity was spied in 2007 by Dutch high-school teacher... (More)

2010

  • 11/18/2010 Hubble Captures New Life in an Ancient Galaxy STScI-2010-38 56. Hubble Captures New Life in an Ancient Galaxy Elliptical galaxies were once thought to be aging star cities whose star-making heyday was billions of years ago. But new observations with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope... (More)
  • 11/11/2010 Detailed Dark Matter Map Yields Clues to Galaxy Cluster Growth STScI-2010-37 57. Detailed Dark Matter Map Yields Clues to Galaxy Cluster Growth Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope received a boost from a cosmic magnifying glass to construct one of the sharpest... (More)
  • 10/19/2010 Pinwheel of Star Birth STScI-2010-36 58. Pinwheel of Star Birth This face-on spiral galaxy, called NGC 3982, is striking for its rich tapestry of star birth, along with its winding arms. The arms are lined with pink star-forming regions of glowing hydrogen... (More)
  • 10/7/2010 Hubble Astronomers Uncover an Overheated Early Universe STScI-2010-31 59. Hubble Astronomers Uncover an Overheated Early Universe If you think global warming is bad, 11 billion years ago the entire universe underwent, well, universal warming. The consequence was that fierce blasts of radiation... (More)
  • 8/19/2010 First Use of Cosmic Lens to Probe Dark Energy STScI-2010-26 60. First Use of Cosmic Lens to Probe Dark Energy An international team of astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has devised a new method for measuring perhaps the greatest puzzle of our universe... (More)
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