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  • 7/28/2000 Hubble Sees Comet Linear Blow its Top STScI-2000-26 591. Hubble Sees Comet Linear Blow its Top Lackluster comet LINEAR (C/1999 S4) unexpectedly threw astronomers a curve. Using the Hubble telescope, researchers were surprised to catch the icy comet in a brief, violent... (More)
  • 7/13/2000 Hubble Watches Star Tear Apart its Neighborhood STScI-2000-23 592. Hubble Watches Star Tear Apart its Neighborhood The Hubble telescope has snapped a view of a stellar demolition zone in our Milky Way Galaxy: a massive star, nearing the end of its life, tearing apart the shell of surrounding... (More)
  • 7/6/2000 A Cosmic Searchlight STScI-2000-20 593. 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 Black Holes Shed Light on Galaxy Formation STScI-2000-22 594. Black Holes Shed Light on Galaxy Formation Astronomers are concluding that monstrous black holes weren't simply born big but instead grew on a measured diet of gas and stars controlled by their host galaxies... (More)
  • 6/5/2000 Feasting Black Hole Blows Bubbles STScI-2000-21 595. 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)
  • 6/1/2000 Peering into the Heart of the Crab Nebula STScI-2000-15 596. Peering into the Heart of the Crab Nebula In the year 1054 A.D., Chinese astronomers were startled by the appearance of a new star, so bright that it was visible in broad daylight for several weeks. (More)
  • 5/11/2000 Hubble Heritage Program Wins Photography Award STScI-2000-14 597. Hubble Heritage Program Wins Photography Award Through an extraordinary chance alignment, the Hubble telescope has captured a view of a face-on spiral galaxy lying precisely in front of another larger spiral. (More)
  • 5/3/2000 Lost and Found: Hubble Finds Much of the Universe's Missing Hydrogen STScI-2000-18 598. Lost and Found: Hubble Finds Much of the Universe's Missing Hydrogen For the past decade astronomers have looked for vast quantities of hydrogen that were cooked up in the Big Bang but somehow managed to disappear... (More)
  • 4/11/2000 April 24 Marks a Triumphant Ten Years in Space for Hubble Space Telescope STScI-2000-16 599. April 24 Marks a Triumphant Ten Years in Space for Hubble Space Telescope In its first ten years, the 12.5-ton Earth-orbiting NASA's Hubble has studied 13,670 objects, has made 271,000 individual observations... (More)
  • 4/6/2000 The Glowing Eye of NGC 6751 STScI-2000-12 600. The Glowing Eye of NGC 6751 The Hubble telescope has spied a giant celestial "eye," known as planetary nebula NGC 6751. The Hubble Heritage Project is releasing this picture to commemorate the Hubble telescope's... (More)
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