5/20/2010STScI-2010-1582.Hubble Finds Star Eating a Planet
"The Star That Ate My Planet" may sound like a B-grade science fiction movie title, but this is really happening 600 light-years away. Like a moth in a candle flame, a doomed Jupiter-sized... (More)
9/9/2009STScI-2009-2586.Hubble Opens New Eyes on the Universe
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is back in business, ready to uncover new worlds, peer ever deeper into space, and even map the invisible backbone of the universe. (More)
4/1/2009STScI-2009-1588.Hubble Finds Hidden Exoplanet in Archival Data
In 19 years of observations, the Hubble Space Telescope has amassed a huge archive of data. That archive may contain the telltale glow of undiscovered extrasolar planets... (More)
1/7/2009STScI-2009-0390.Hubble Finds Stars That 'Go Ballistic'
Resembling comets streaking across the sky, these four speedy stars are plowing through regions of dense interstellar gas and creating brilliant arrowhead structures and trailing... (More)
1/5/2009STScI-2009-0192.Brown Dwarfs Don't Hang Out With Stars
Brown dwarfs, objects that are less massive than stars but larger than planets, just got more elusive, based on studies of nearby multiple-star systems... (More)
1/10/2008STScI-2008-0197.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)
12/4/2007STScI-2007-4299.How White Dwarfs Get Their 'Kicks'
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is providing strong evidence that white dwarfs, the burned-out relics of stars, are given a "kick" when they form. The sharp vision of Hubble's Advanced... (More)