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2010

  • 10/19/2010 Pinwheel of Star Birth STScI-2010-36 21. 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 22. 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 23. 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)

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2008

  • 9/30/2008 When It Comes to Galaxies, Diversity Is Everywhere STScI-2008-35 29. When It Comes to Galaxies, Diversity Is Everywhere There's an old saying in astronomy: "Galaxies are like people. They're only normal until you get to know them." That view is supported by a group of astronomers... (More)
  • 9/16/2008 Galaxy Silhouettes STScI-2008-33 30. Galaxy Silhouettes NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a rare alignment between two spiral galaxies. The outer rim of a small, foreground galaxy is silhouetted in front of a larger background galaxy. Skeletal... (More)
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