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Latest Hubble Deep Field Stories

Rare Ultra-Blue Stars Among Hubble Andromeda Finds
2012-01-12 05:49:30

Images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope have revealed both a cluster of rare ultra-blue stars and a "double nucleus" of old, reddish stars orbiting a 100-million-solar-mass black hole at the nearby Andromeda spiral galaxy.

Spitzer Finds Strange New Galaxy 'Species'
2011-12-02 04:25:01

In the distant reaches of the universe, almost 13 billion light-years from Earth, a strange species of galaxy lay hidden. Cloaked in dust and dimmed by the intervening distance, even the Hubble Space Telescope couldn't spy it.

Young Dwarf Galaxies Found Bursting With Stars
2011-11-10 10:17:24

Using its near-infrared vision to peer 9 billion years back in time, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered an extraordinary population of young dwarf galaxies brimming with star formation.

Astronomers Used Old Hubble Data To Confirm Extrasolar Planets
2011-10-06 12:47:47

NASA said on Thursday that astronomers have found evidence for two extrasolar planets using Hubble Space Telescope data from 1998.

Most Ancient Supernovas Are Already Discovered
2011-10-05 06:30:26

Ten-billion-year-old exploding stars were a source of Earth's iron, TAU researchers say.

Supermassive Black Holes Found In Small Galaxies
2011-09-16 10:49:27

With the help of the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers have discovered supermassive black holes growing in shockingly small galaxies.

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2011-06-16 13:25:00

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a close-up view of the galaxy Centaurus A.

2011-01-26 12:26:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronomers have pushed NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to its limits by finding what is likely to be the most distant object ever seen in the universe.

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2011-01-12 13:49:33

Astronomers who survey galaxies in the distant universe are getting some unexpected help from gravity, according to a new study.

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2010-10-20 12:45:00

A European team of astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has measured the distance to the most remote galaxy so far.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.