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2016

  • 10/27/2016 A Death Star's Ghostly Glow STScI-2016-37 1. A Death Star's Ghostly Glow In writer Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Tell-Tale Heart," a killer confesses his crime after he thinks he hears the beating of his victim's heart. The heartbeat... (More)
  • 7/7/2016 Hubble Captures the Beating Heart of the Crab Nebula STScI-2016-26 2. Hubble Captures the Beating Heart of the Crab Nebula At the center of the Crab Nebula, located in the constellation Taurus, lies a celestial "beating heart" that is an example of extreme physics in space. (More)

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2005

  • 12/1/2005 A Giant Hubble Mosaic of the Crab Nebula STScI-2005-37 4. A Giant Hubble Mosaic of the Crab Nebula The Crab Nebula is a six-light-year-wide expanding remnant of a star's supernova explosion. Japanese and Chinese astronomers recorded this violent... (More)

2003

  • 7/10/2003 Oldest Known Planet Identified STScI-2003-19 5. Oldest Known Planet Identified NASA's Hubble Space Telescope precisely measured the mass of the oldest known planet in our Milky Way galaxy. At an estimated age of 13 billion years, the... (More)

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2000

  • 6/1/2000 Peering into the Heart of the Crab Nebula STScI-2000-15 7. 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)

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