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Latest Hubble - 15 Years of Discovery Stories

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2010-10-04 10:05:00

Third Science with the Hubble Space Telescope conference opens in Italy Astronomers from around the world are gathering for the third Science with the Hubble Space Telescope conference (HST3), which takes place in Venice from 11"“14 October. They will be celebrating 20 years of cutting-edge science with the world's most famous orbiting observatory, and looking forward to new research opportunities in the years to come. The previous Science with the Hubble Space Telescope conference...

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2010-08-04 08:26:36

Although the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is mostly famous for its spectacular pictures this is only a small part of its capability. It is also possible to use a prism to spread out the light from all the stars and remote galaxies seen in a Hubble image into their component colors to create what are called slitless spectra. These can be used by astronomers to learn far more about the nature of astronomical objects "” their distance, composition and likely nature. The Space Telescope...

2010-04-01 15:18:00

WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA set out on a monumental journey with the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope in April 1990. Since then, it has captured the minds and imaginations of people around the world. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this scientific icon, NASA has collaborated with leading illustrated book publisher Abrams to release a dynamic and unique collection of Hubble images and commentary. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO...

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2010-04-01 14:47:15

NASA set out on a monumental journey with the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope in April 1990. Since then, it has captured the minds and imaginations of people around the world. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this scientific icon, NASA has collaborated with leading illustrated book publisher Abrams to release a dynamic and unique collection of Hubble images and commentary. "Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time" takes an in-depth look at this unique, ground-breaking telescope. It...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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