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  • 12/12/2013 Hubble Space Telescope Sees Evidence of Water Vapor Venting off Jovian Moon STScI-2013-55 6. Hubble Space Telescope Sees Evidence of Water Vapor Venting off Jovian Moon Though it's five times farther from the Sun than Earth, and therefore so cold that ice becomes as hard as rock, Jupiter's... (More)
  • 11/7/2013 NASA's Hubble Sees Asteroid Spout Six Comet-like Tails STScI-2013-52 7. NASA's Hubble Sees Asteroid Spout Six Comet-like Tails It's not often that astronomers stumble across a celestial interloper that they can only describe as "weird and freakish." Hubble researchers say they were "literally... (More)
  • 10/17/2013 Comet ISON Appears Intact STScI-2013-42 8. Comet ISON Appears Intact A new image of the sunward plunging Comet ISON taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on October 9, 2013, suggests that the comet is intact despite some predictions that the fragile icy nucleus... (More)
  • 7/25/2013 Galaxies, Comets, and Stars! Oh My! STScI-2013-31 9. 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)
  • 7/15/2013 Hubble Finds New Neptune Moon STScI-2013-30 10. 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)
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