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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)

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  • 9/30/2008 When It Comes to Galaxies, Diversity Is Everywhere STScI-2008-35 24. 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 25. 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)
  • 7/29/2008 Barred Spiral Galaxies Are Latecomers to the Universe STScI-2008-29 26. Barred Spiral Galaxies Are Latecomers to the Universe In a landmark study of more than 2,000 spiral galaxies from the largest galaxy census conducted by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers found that so-called... (More)

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  • 6/8/2006 Hubble Sees Galaxy on Edge STScI-2006-24 31. Hubble Sees Galaxy on Edge This is a unique view of the disk galaxy NGC 5866 tilted nearly edge-on to our line-of-sight. Hubble's sharp vision reveals a crisp dust lane dividing the galaxy into two halves. (More)
  • 2/28/2006 Hubble's Largest Galaxy Portrait Offers a New High-Definition View STScI-2006-10 32. Hubble's Largest Galaxy Portrait Offers a New High-Definition View Giant galaxies weren’t assembled in a day. Neither was this Hubble Space Telescope image of the face-on spiral galaxy Messier 101 (M101). It is the largest... (More)
  • 2/7/2006 Hubble Snaps Images of a Pinwheel-Shaped Galaxy STScI-2006-07 33. Hubble Snaps Images of a Pinwheel-Shaped Galaxy This dramatic spiral galaxy is one of the latest viewed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Stunning details of the face-on spiral galaxy, cataloged as NGC 1309, are captured... (More)

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  • 10/6/1999 Starry Bulges Yield Secrets to Galaxy Growth STScI-1999-34 63. Starry Bulges Yield Secrets to Galaxy Growth The Hubble telescope is uncovering important new clues to a galaxy's birth and growth by peering into its heart — a bulge of millions of stars resembling a bulbous... (More)
  • 6/3/1999 Magnificent Details in a Dusty Spiral Galaxy STScI-1999-25 64. Magnificent Details in a Dusty Spiral Galaxy The Key Project team used this Hubble telescope view of the magnificent spiral galaxy, NGC 4414, to help calculate the expansion rate of the universe. (More)
  • 5/6/1999 Internet Voters Get Two Galaxies in One from Hubble STScI-1999-16 65. Internet Voters Get Two Galaxies in One from Hubble Located about 130 million light-years away, NGC 4650A is one of only 100 known polar-ring galaxies. Their unusual disk-ring structure is not yet understood... (More)
  • 3/18/1999 Hubble's Infrared Galaxy Gallery STScI-1999-10 66. Hubble's Infrared Galaxy Gallery Astronomers have used the Hubble telescope to produce an infrared "photo essay" of spiral galaxies. By penetrating the dust clouds swirling around the centers of these galaxies, the telescope's... (More)

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  • 11/29/1995 HST's Greatest Hits 1990-1995 STScI-1995-49 75. HST's Greatest Hits 1990-1995 Hubble Space Telescope evokes a new sense of awe and wonder about the infinite richness of our universe in dramatic, unprecedented pictures of celestial objects. Like a traveler sharing... (More)
  • 2/20/1995 Hubble Probes the Violent Birth of Stars in Galaxy NGC 253 STScI-1995-10 76. Hubble Probes the Violent Birth of Stars in Galaxy NGC 253 This Hubble telescope image of the core of the nearest starburst spiral galaxy, NGC 253, reveals violent star formation within a region 1,000 light-years... (More)

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