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  • 10/19/2010 Pinwheel of Star Birth STScI-2010-36 16. 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)
  • 8/10/2010 An "Island Universe" in the Coma Cluster STScI-2010-24 17. An "Island Universe" in the Coma Cluster A long-exposure Hubble Space Telescope image shows a majestic face-on spiral galaxy located deep within the Coma Cluster of galaxies, which lies 320 million light-years... (More)
  • 1/14/2010 Hubble Catches End of Star-Making Party in Nearby Dwarf  Galaxy STScI-2010-05 18. Hubble Catches End of Star-Making Party in Nearby Dwarf Galaxy Galaxies throughout the universe are ablaze with star birth. But for a nearby, small spiral galaxy, the star-making party is almost over. Astronomers... (More)

2009

  • 11/18/2009 Galaxy on Edge STScI-2009-30 19. Galaxy on Edge The magnificent galaxy NGC 4710 is tilted nearly edge-on to our view from Earth. This perspective allows astronomers to easily distinguish the central bulge of stars from its pancake-flat... (More)
  • 11/5/2009 Hubble Image Showcases Star Birth in M83, the Southern Pinwheel STScI-2009-29 20. Hubble Image Showcases Star Birth in M83, the Southern Pinwheel The spectacular new camera installed on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope during Servicing Mission 4 in May has delivered the most detailed... (More)
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