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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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