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  • 7/17/2012 Why Is Earth So Dry? STScI-2012-28 4. Why Is Earth So Dry? With large swaths of oceans, rivers that snake for hundreds of miles, and behemoth glaciers near the north and south poles, Earth doesn't seem to have a water shortage. (More)

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  • 11/13/2008 Hubble Directly Observes Planet Orbiting Fomalhaut STScI-2008-39 5. Hubble Directly Observes Planet Orbiting Fomalhaut Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have taken the first visible-light snapshot of a planet orbiting another star. The images show the planet, named Fomalhaut... (More)
  • 1/10/2008 Circumstellar Dust Takes Flight in 'The Moth' STScI-2008-01 6. Circumstellar Dust Takes Flight in 'The Moth' What superficially resembles a giant moth floating in space is giving astronomers new insight into the formation and evolution of planetary systems. This is not your typical... (More)

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  • 1/6/2003 Hubble Reveals Complex Circumstellar Disk STScI-2003-02 13. Hubble Reveals Complex Circumstellar Disk NASA Hubble Space Telescope's new Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) has given astronomers their clearest view yet of the dust disk around a young, 5-million-year-old star. (More)

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  • 5/17/1991 Artist's Illustration of Beta Pictoris Gas Disk STScI-1991-08 26. Artist's Illustration of Beta Pictoris Gas Disk This is an artist's concept of the near stellar environment of the star Beta Pictoris. This illustration is based upon recent observations made with the Goddard High Resolution... (More)
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