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  • 2/26/2014 Hubble Monitors Supernova in Nearby Galaxy M82 STScI-2014-13 1. Hubble Monitors Supernova in Nearby Galaxy M82 This is a Hubble Space Telescope composite image of a supernova explosion designated SN 2014J in the galaxy M82, at a distance of approximately 11.5 million light-years... (More)

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  • 9/14/2005 Black Hole in Search of a Home STScI-2005-13 23. Black Hole in Search of a Home A team of European astronomers has used two of the most powerful astronomical facilities available, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the European Southern Observatory's... (More)

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  • 10/3/2002 Odd Couple Widely Separated by Time and Space STScI-2002-23 28. Odd Couple Widely Separated by Time and Space Appearances can be deceiving. In this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, an odd celestial duo, the spiral galaxy NGC 4319 [center] and a quasar called Markarian... (More)

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  • 11/30/2000 Hubble Captures an Extraordinary and Powerful Active Galaxy STScI-2000-37 30. 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)
  • 7/6/2000 A Cosmic Searchlight STScI-2000-20 31. 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 32. 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)

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  • 1/15/1991 Starburst Galaxies And The X-ray Background STScI-1991-02 66. Starburst Galaxies And The X-ray Background Astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute have new evidence for explaining the mysterious X-ray background that permeates the universe. Astronomers Antonella Fruscione... (More)
  • 1/15/1991 Hubble Space Telescope Resolves Braided Galactic Jet STScI-1991-01 67. Hubble Space Telescope Resolves Braided Galactic Jet NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has provided a detailed view of a ten thousand light-year long jet of plasma which has been ejected from the core of a galaxy 270 million light-years... (More)

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