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2015

  • 6/18/2015 Hubble Sees the 'Teenage Years' of Quasars STScI-2015-20 1. Hubble Sees the 'Teenage Years' of Quasars Quasars are the light fantastic. They are the brightest beacons in the universe, blazing across space with the intrinsic brightness of one trillion suns. Yet the objects... (More)
  • 6/10/2015 Lonely Galaxy 'Lost in Space' STScI-2015-23 2. Lonely Galaxy 'Lost in Space' This magnificent spiral galaxy is at the edge of what astronomers call the Local Void. The Local Void is a huge volume of space that is at least 150 million light-years across that doesn't... (More)
  • 5/27/2015 Hubble Video Shows Shock Collision Inside Black Hole Jet STScI-2015-19 3. Hubble Video Shows Shock Collision Inside Black Hole Jet One of the trademarks of the Star Wars film episodes is the dreaded Death Star battle station that fires a beam of directed energy powerful... (More)
  • 5/7/2015 Hubble Finds Giant Halo Around the Andromeda Galaxy STScI-2015-15 4. Hubble Finds Giant Halo Around the Andromeda Galaxy The Andromeda galaxy is our Milky Way's nearest neighbor in space. The majestic spiral of over 100 billion stars is comparable in size to our home galaxy. At a distance... (More)
  • 4/2/2015 Hubble Finds Phantom Objects Near Dead Quasars STScI-2015-13 5. Hubble Finds Phantom Objects Near Dead Quasars In 2007, Dutch schoolteacher Hanny van Arkel discovered a never-before-seen ghostly structure near a galaxy, while she was participating in an online amateur scientist project... (More)

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2013

  • 8/22/2013 Hubble Takes Movies of Space Slinky STScI-2013-32 9. Hubble Takes Movies of Space Slinky The universe is so big, and it takes so long for most celestial objects to change, that it is rare a telescope can catch something in motion. (More)
  • 8/8/2013 Hubble Finds Source of Magellanic Stream STScI-2013-27 10. Hubble Finds Source of Magellanic Stream Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have solved a 40-year mystery on the origin of the Magellanic Stream, a long ribbon of gas stretching nearly halfway... (More)
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