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  • 8/8/2013 Hubble Finds Source of Magellanic Stream STScI-2013-27 71. Hubble Finds Source of Magellanic Stream Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have solved a 40-year mystery on the origin of the Magellanic Stream, a long ribbon of gas stretching nearly halfway... (More)
  • 8/3/2013 Hubble Finds 'Smoking Gun' After Gamma-Ray Blast STScI-2013-29 72. Hubble Finds 'Smoking Gun' After Gamma-Ray Blast Ever since U.S. Air Force satellites serendipitously discovered gamma-ray bursts in the 1960s, astronomers have been searching for the triggering mechanism. Gamma-ray... (More)
  • 7/25/2013 Galaxies, Comets, and Stars! Oh My! STScI-2013-31 73. Galaxies, Comets, and Stars! Oh My! In this Hubble Space Telescope composite image taken in April 2013, the sun-approaching Comet ISON floats against a seemingly infinite backdrop of numerous galaxies and a handful... (More)
  • 7/18/2013 Hubble Shows Link Between Stars' Ages and Their Orbits in  Dense Cluster STScI-2013-25 74. Hubble Shows Link Between Stars' Ages and Their Orbits in Dense Cluster Billions of years ago in our Milky Way galaxy, long before the Earth was born, swarms of stars formed in giant clusters. Each grouping... (More)
  • 7/18/2013 Hopkins Astronomer Holland Ford Receives NASA Award for Hubble Contributions STScI-2013-28 75. Hopkins Astronomer Holland Ford Receives NASA Award for Hubble Contributions Holland Ford, an astronomer at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., has received NASA's Distinguished Public Service Medal for his outstanding... (More)
  • 7/15/2013 Hubble Finds New Neptune Moon STScI-2013-30 76. Hubble Finds New Neptune Moon In the summer of 1989, a robotic emissary from Earth visited the farthest major planet from the Sun, Neptune. Like any good tourist, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft snapped a lot of pictures... (More)
  • 7/11/2013 NASA's Hubble Finds a True Blue Planet STScI-2013-26 77. NASA's Hubble Finds a True Blue Planet Hubble has identified the true visible-light color of a giant Jupiter-sized planet located 63 light-years away. The planet has a cobalt blue color. It has torrential 4,500-mile-per-hour... (More)
  • 7/2/2013 Comet ISON Brings Holiday Fireworks STScI-2013-24 78. Comet ISON Brings Holiday Fireworks This July 4th, the solar system is showing off some fireworks of its own. Superficially resembling a skyrocket, Comet ISON is hurtling toward the Sun at a whopping 48,000 miles per hour. (More)
  • 6/20/2013 Colliding Galaxy Pair Takes Flight STScI-2013-23 79. Colliding Galaxy Pair Takes Flight What looks like a celestial hummingbird is really the result of a collision between a spiral and an elliptical galaxy at a whopping 326 million light- years away. (More)
  • 6/13/2013 Hubble Uncovers Evidence for Extrasolar Planet Under Construction STScI-2013-20 80. Hubble Uncovers Evidence for Extrasolar Planet Under Construction Nearly 900 extrasolar planets have been confirmed to date, but now for the first time astronomers think they are seeing compelling evidence for a planet under construction... (More)
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