1/10/2008STScI-2008-0181.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-2007-4283.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)
12/11/2006STScI-2006-5489.Heavyweight Stars Light Up Nebula NGC 6357
The small open star cluster Pismis 24 lies in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357 in Scorpius, about 8,000 light-years away from Earth. Some of the stars in this cluster... (More)
2/7/2006STScI-2006-07100.Hubble Snaps Images of a Pinwheel-Shaped Galaxy
This dramatic spiral galaxy is one of the latest viewed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Stunning details of the face-on spiral galaxy, cataloged as NGC 1309, are captured... (More)