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  • 10/2/2007 Star Cluster Bursts into Life in New Hubble Image STScI-2007-34 34. Star Cluster Bursts into Life in New Hubble Image Thousands of sparkling young stars are nestled within the giant nebula NGC 3603. This stellar "jewel box" is one of the most massive young star clusters... (More)
  • 9/11/2007 Hubble Captures Stars Going Out in Style STScI-2007-33 35. Hubble Captures Stars Going Out in Style The colorful, intricate shapes in these NASA Hubble Space Telescope images reveal how the glowing gas ejected by dying Sun-like stars evolves dramatically over time. (More)
  • 8/2/2007 Uncovering the Veil Nebula STScI-2007-30 36. Uncovering the Veil Nebula NASA's Hubble Space Telescope photographed three magnificent sections of the Veil Nebula -- the shattered remains of a supernova that exploded thousands of years ago. This series of images provides... (More)
  • 4/24/2007 The Carina Nebula: Star Birth in the Extreme STScI-2007-16 37. The Carina Nebula: Star Birth in the Extreme In celebration of the 17th anniversary of the launch and deployment of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers is releasing one of the largest panoramic... (More)
  • 2/13/2007 The Colorful Demise of a Sun-like Star STScI-2007-09 38. The Colorful Demise of a Sun-like Star This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the colorful "last hurrah" of a star like our Sun. The star is ending its life by casting... (More)
  • 1/8/2007 Hubble Observes Infant Stars in Nearby Galaxy STScI-2007-04 39. Hubble Observes Infant Stars in Nearby Galaxy This new image taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope depicts bright, blue, newly formed stars that are blowing a cavity in the center of a star-forming... (More)
  • 1/8/2007 Astronomers Map a Hypergiant Star's Massive Outbursts STScI-2007-03 40. Astronomers Map a Hypergiant Star's Massive Outbursts Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the W.M. Keck Observatory, Kameula, Hawaii, astronomers have learned that the gaseous outflow from one of the brightest super-sized... (More)

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  • 12/5/2002 Hubble Photographs 'Double Bubble' in Neighboring Galaxy STScI-2002-29 74. Hubble Photographs 'Double Bubble' in Neighboring Galaxy A unique peanut-shaped cocoon of dust, called a reflection nebula, surrounds a cluster of young, hot stars in this view from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The "double bubble,"... (More)
  • 11/7/2002 An Old Star Gives Up the Ghost STScI-2002-25 75. An Old Star Gives Up the Ghost NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has caught a glimpse of a colorful cosmic ghost, the glowing remains of a dying star called NGC 6369. The glowing apparition is known to amateur... (More)
  • 9/19/2002 Space Movie Reveals Shocking Secrets of the Crab Pulsar STScI-2002-24 76. Space Movie Reveals Shocking Secrets of the Crab Pulsar Just when it seemed like the summer movie season had ended, two of NASA's Great Observatories have produced their own action movie. Multiple observations... (More)
  • 8/1/2002 Hubble Astronomers Feast on an Interstellar Hamburger STScI-2002-19 77. Hubble Astronomers Feast on an Interstellar Hamburger Hold the pickles; hold the lettuce. Space is serving up giant hamburgers. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a photograph of a strange object that bears an uncanny... (More)
  • 7/3/2002 Colorful Fireworks Finale Caps a Star's Life STScI-2002-15 78. Colorful Fireworks Finale Caps a Star's Life Glowing gaseous streamers of red, white, and blue — as well as green and pink — illuminate the heavens like Fourth of July fireworks. The colorful streamers... (More)
  • 6/13/2002 Beauty in the Eye of Hubble STScI-2002-14 79. Beauty in the Eye of Hubble The Hubble telescope reveals a rainbow of colors in this dying star, called IC 4406. Like many other so-called planetary nebulae, IC 4406 exhibits a high degree of symmetry. (More)
  • 6/5/2002 Hubble's Infrared Camera is Back in Business — New Images Released STScI-2002-13 80. Hubble's Infrared Camera is Back in Business — New Images Released After more than three years of inactivity, the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) has reopened its “near-infrared... (More)
  • 5/9/2002 Gaseous Streamers Flutter in Stellar Breeze STScI-2002-12 81. Gaseous Streamers Flutter in Stellar Breeze N44C is the designation for a region of ionized hydrogen gas surrounding an association of young stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a nearby, small companion... (More)
  • 3/6/2002 A Bow Shock Near a Young Star STScI-2002-05 82. A Bow Shock Near a Young Star The Hubble Space Telescope continues to reveal various stunning and intricate treasures that reside within the nearby, intense star-forming... (More)
  • 1/3/2002 Thackeray's Globules in IC 2944 STScI-2002-01 83. Thackeray's Globules in IC 2944 Strangely glowing dark clouds float serenely in this remarkable and beautiful image taken with the Hubble Space Telescope. These dense, opaque dust clouds — known as "globules" —... (More)

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  • 12/6/2000 Ghostly Reflections in the Pleiades STScI-2000-36 91. Ghostly Reflections in the Pleiades This ghostly apparition is actually an interstellar cloud caught in the process of destruction by strong radiation from a nearby hot star. This haunting picture, snapped... (More)
  • 10/5/2000 Hubble Peeks into a Stellar Nursery in a Nearby Galaxy STScI-2000-30 92. Hubble Peeks into a Stellar Nursery in a Nearby Galaxy The Hubble telescope has peered deep into a neighboring galaxy to reveal details of the formation of new stars. Hubble's target was a newborn star cluster... (More)
  • 9/7/2000 IC 418: The "Spirograph" Nebula STScI-2000-28 93. IC 418: The "Spirograph" Nebula Glowing like a multi-faceted jewel, the planetary nebula IC 418 lies about 2,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Lepus. In this picture, the Hubble telescope reveals some remarkable... (More)
  • 8/31/2000 He 2-90's Appearance Deceives Astronomers STScI-2000-24 94. He 2-90's Appearance Deceives Astronomers Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have stumbled upon a mysterious object that is grudgingly yielding clues to its identity. A quick glance at the Hubble picture... (More)
  • 8/24/2000 Hubble Spies Brown Dwarfs in Nearby Stellar Nursery STScI-2000-19 95. Hubble Spies Brown Dwarfs in Nearby Stellar Nursery Probing deep within a neighborhood stellar nursery, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope uncovered a swarm of newborn brown dwarfs. The orbiting observatory's near-infrared... (More)
  • 8/3/2000 A Dying Star in Globular Cluster M15 STScI-2000-25 96. 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)
  • 7/13/2000 Hubble Watches Star Tear Apart its Neighborhood STScI-2000-23 97. 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)
  • 6/1/2000 Peering into the Heart of the Crab Nebula STScI-2000-15 98. 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)
  • 4/6/2000 The Glowing Eye of NGC 6751 STScI-2000-12 99. 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)
  • 3/9/2000 Hubble Surveys Dying Stars in Nearby Galaxy STScI-2000-09 100. Hubble Surveys Dying Stars in Nearby Galaxy From ground-based telescopes, the glowing gaseous debris surrounding dying, sun-like stars in a nearby galaxy, called the Large Magellanic Cloud, appear as small, shapeless... (More)
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