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  • 8/24/2000 Hubble Takes Census of Elusive Brown Dwarf Stars STScI-2000-29 581. Hubble Takes Census of Elusive Brown Dwarf Stars Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have carried out the most complete inventory to date of brown dwarfs, one of the universe's most elusive... (More)
  • 8/7/2000 Hubble Discovers Missing Pieces of Comet Linear STScI-2000-27 582. Hubble Discovers Missing Pieces of Comet Linear To the surprise and delight of astronomers, the Hubble telescope discovered a small armada of "mini-comets" left behind from what some scientists had prematurely thought... (More)
  • 8/3/2000 A Dying Star in Globular Cluster M15 STScI-2000-25 583. A Dying Star in Globular Cluster M15 The globular cluster M15 is shown in this color image obtained with the Hubble telescope. Lying some 40,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Pegasus... (More)
  • 7/28/2000 Hubble Sees Comet Linear Blow its Top STScI-2000-26 584. 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-2000-23 585. 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-2000-20 586. 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-2000-22 587. 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-2000-21 588. 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-2000-15 589. 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-2000-14 590. 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)
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