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  • 8/7/2000 Hubble Discovers Missing Pieces of Comet Linear STScI-2000-27 601. 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-2000-25 602. 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-2000-26 603. 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-2000-23 604. 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-2000-20 605. 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-2000-22 606. 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-2000-21 607. 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-2000-15 608. 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-2000-14 609. 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-2000-18 610. 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-2000-16 611. 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-2000-12 612. 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)
  • 4/6/2000 Suspected Protoplanet May Really Be a Distant Star STScI-2000-13 613. Suspected Protoplanet May Really Be a Distant Star Follow-up observations of an unusual object initially suspected to be the first directly detected planet outside our solar... (More)
  • 3/16/2000 Hubble Finds Young Stars in Cosmic Dance STScI-2000-05 614. Hubble Finds Young Stars in Cosmic Dance This composite image, made with two cameras aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows a pair of 12 light-year-long jets of gas blasted... (More)
  • 3/9/2000 Hubble Surveys Dying Stars in Nearby Galaxy STScI-2000-09 615. 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)
  • 3/2/2000 Hubble Takes a Close-up View of a Reflection Nebula in Orion STScI-2000-10 616. Hubble Takes a Close-up View of a Reflection Nebula in Orion Just weeks after NASA astronauts repaired the Hubble Space Telescope in December 1999, the Hubble Heritage Project snapped this picture... (More)
  • 2/16/2000 Onset of Titanic Collision Lights Up Supernova Ring STScI-2000-11 617. Onset of Titanic Collision Lights Up Supernova Ring NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is giving astronomers a ringside seat to a never before seen violent celestial "main attraction" unfolding in a galaxy 169,000 light-years... (More)
  • 2/3/2000 Light and Shadow in the Carina Nebula STScI-2000-06 618. Light and Shadow in the Carina Nebula When 19th century astronomer Sir John Herschel spied a swirling cloud of gas with a hole punched through it, he dubbed it the Keyhole Nebula. Now the Hubble telescope... (More)
  • 1/24/2000 Hubble Reopens Its Eye on the Universe STScI-2000-07 619. Hubble Reopens Its Eye on the Universe The Hubble telescope reopened its "eye" on the universe following a successful December 1999 servicing mission by imaging a Sun-like star, dubbed the "Eskimo Nebula"... (More)
  • 1/15/2000 Beta Pictoris Disk Hides Giant Elliptical Ring System STScI-2000-02 620. Beta Pictoris Disk Hides Giant Elliptical Ring System The planetary dust disk around the nearby star Beta Pictoris is dynamically "ringing like a bell," say astronomers investigating Hubble telescope images. The "clapper"... (More)
  • 1/13/2000 Lone Black Holes Discovered Adrift in the Galaxy STScI-2000-03 621. Lone Black Holes Discovered Adrift in the Galaxy Astronomers using the Hubble telescope and ground-based observatories have discovered the first examples of isolated, stellar-mass... (More)
  • 1/13/2000 An Expanding Bubble in Space STScI-2000-04 622. An Expanding Bubble in Space A star 40 times more massive than the Sun is blowing a giant bubble of material into space. In this colorful picture, the Hubble telescope has captured a glimpse of the expanding bubble... (More)
  • 1/6/2000 Fireworks of Star Formation Light up a Galaxy STScI-2000-01 623. Fireworks of Star Formation Light up a Galaxy Pictures obtained with the Hubble telescope reveal episodes of star formation that are occurring across the face of the nearby galaxy NGC 4214. Located some 13 million... (More)

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