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  • 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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  • 10/12/2006 Hubble Captures Galaxy in the Making STScI-2006-45 5. 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)
  • 4/24/2006 Happy Sweet Sixteen, Hubble Telescope! STScI-2006-14 6. 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)

2005

  • 3/3/2005 The Impending Destruction of NGC 1427A STScI-2005-09 7. 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 8. 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 9. 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)
  • 2/3/2004 Supernova Blast Bonanza in Nearby Galaxy STScI-2004-06 10. Supernova Blast Bonanza in Nearby Galaxy The nearby dwarf galaxy NGC 1569 is a hotbed of vigorous star birth activity which blows huge bubbles that riddle the main body of the galaxy. The galaxy's "star factories"... (More)

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  • 11/2/2000 A Bird's Eye View of a Galaxy Collision STScI-2000-34 13. 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)
  • 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)

1997

  • 6/9/1997 A Collision In The Heart Of A Galaxy STScI-1997-17 15. A Collision In The Heart Of A Galaxy The Hubble telescope's infrared camera has uncovered a collision between two spiral galaxies in the heart of the peculiar galaxy called Arp 220. The collision... (More)
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