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2013

  • 11/21/2013 Infant Galaxies Merging Near 'Cosmic Dawn' STScI-2013-53 1. Infant Galaxies Merging Near 'Cosmic Dawn' Astronomers using the combined power of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope have discovered a far-flung... (More)
  • 6/20/2013 Colliding Galaxy Pair Takes Flight STScI-2013-23 2. Colliding Galaxy Pair Takes Flight What looks like a celestial hummingbird is really the result of a collision between a spiral and an elliptical galaxy at a whopping 326 million light- years away. (More)

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  • 8/5/2010 A Galactic Spectacle STScI-2010-25 9. A Galactic Spectacle A beautiful new image of two colliding galaxies has been released by NASA's Great Observatories. The Antennae galaxies, located about 62 million light-years from Earth, are shown in this composite... (More)
  • 2/18/2010 Jurassic Space: Ancient Galaxies Come Together After Billions of Years STScI-2010-08 10. Jurassic Space: Ancient Galaxies Come Together After Billions of Years Imagine finding a living dinosaur in your backyard. Astronomers have found the astronomical equivalent of prehistoric life in our intergalactic backyard:... (More)

2009

  • 9/9/2009 Hubble Opens New Eyes on the Universe STScI-2009-25 11. Hubble Opens New Eyes on the Universe NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is back in business, ready to uncover new worlds, peer ever deeper into space, and even map the invisible backbone of the universe. (More)
  • 4/21/2009 Hubble Celebrates Its 19th Anniversary with a "Fountain of Youth" STScI-2009-18 12. Hubble Celebrates Its 19th Anniversary with a "Fountain of Youth" Over the past 19 years Hubble has taken dozens of exotic pictures of galaxies going "bump in the night" as they collide with each other and have a variety... (More)
  • 3/3/2009 Trio of Galaxies Mix It Up STScI-2009-10 13. Trio of Galaxies Mix It Up Though they are the largest and most widely scattered objects in the universe, galaxies do go bump in the night. The Hubble Space Telescope has photographed many pairs of galaxies... (More)

2008

  • 10/30/2008 Hubble Scores a Perfect Ten STScI-2008-37 14. Hubble Scores a Perfect Ten NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is back in business. Just a couple of days after the orbiting observatory was brought back online, Hubble aimed its prime working camera... (More)
  • 4/24/2008 Cosmic Collisions Galore! STScI-2008-16 15. Cosmic Collisions Galore! Astronomy textbooks typically present galaxies as staid, solitary, and majestic island worlds of glittering stars. But galaxies have a dynamical side. They have close encounters that sometimes... (More)

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  • 10/16/2006 Super Star Clusters in the Antennae Galaxies STScI-2006-46 17. 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 18. 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)

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  • 4/22/2004 The Lure of the Rings STScI-2004-15 20. The Lure of the Rings Resembling a diamond-encrusted bracelet, a ring of brilliant blue star clusters wraps around the yellowish nucleus of what was once a normal spiral... (More)

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  • 11/2/2000 A Bird's Eye View of a Galaxy Collision STScI-2000-34 28. 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)
  • 5/11/2000 Hubble Heritage Program Wins Photography Award STScI-2000-14 29. 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)

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  • 11/29/1995 HST's Greatest Hits 1990-1995 STScI-1995-49 36. HST's Greatest Hits 1990-1995 Hubble Space Telescope evokes a new sense of awe and wonder about the infinite richness of our universe in dramatic, unprecedented pictures of celestial objects. Like a traveler sharing... (More)
  • 1/11/1995 Surprising Hubble Images Challenge Quasar Theory STScI-1995-04 37. Surprising Hubble Images Challenge Quasar Theory Astronomers report today that new observations from the Hubble telescope challenge 30 years of scientific theory about quasars, the most energetic objects in the universe. (More)
  • 1/10/1995 Hubble Views a Starry Ring World Born in a Head-On Collision STScI-1995-02 38. Hubble Views a Starry Ring World Born in a Head-On Collision A rare and spectacular head-on collision between two galaxies appears in this Hubble telescope picture of the Cartwheel Galaxy, located 500 million... (More)

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