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Holland Ford Receives NASA Award For Hubble Contributions
2013-07-19 09:31:35

HUBBLESITE Holland Ford, an astronomer at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., has received NASA's Distinguished Public Service Medal for his outstanding contributions to the Hubble Space Telescope. Ford attributes his success to the thousands of people in government, industry, science institutes, and academia who worked together to build and use Hubble to revolutionize our view of the universe. "What a privilege to be part of this great endeavor!" he says. The...

Help Find Hubble's Hidden Treasures
2012-03-28 04:23:08

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has made over one million observations during its more than two decades in orbit. New images are published nearly every week, but hidden in Hubble's huge data archives are some truly breathtaking images that have never been seen. They're called Hubble's Hidden Treasures, and you can now help to bring them to light. Between now and May 31, 2012, the European Space Agency (ESA), NASA's partner in the Hubble mission, invites you to explore Hubble's vast science...

NASA Unveils Hubble Photo Of Celestial 'Snow Angel'
2011-12-15 12:45:19

NASA unveiled a photo taken by its Hubble Space Telescope just in time for holiday festivities that resembles a snow angel. The "angel" is actually a bipolar star-forming region called Sharpless 2-106, and its wings shape is derived from the nebula. Despite the beauty of this celestial image, there is nothing peaceful about this star forming region.  The young star that lies in it is ferocious, spitting out super-hot gas at 18,032 degrees Fahrenheit. "A ring of dust and gas...

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2011-07-05 13:45:00

NASA said on Tuesday that its Hubble Space Telescope has crossed another milestone in its 21-years of space exploration. The space agency said its famous telescope logged its one-millionth science observation during a search for water in an exoplanet's atmosphere 1,000 light-years away. Alvaro Gimenez, head of science and robotic exploration for the European Space Agency said in a statement: "With a million observations and many thousands of scientific papers to its name, Hubble is one of...

2011-06-30 09:47:58

NASA awarded a follow-on contract to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Corporation (LMSSC) for Mission Operations, Systems Engineering and Software (MOSES-II) for the Hubble Space Telescope. This is a five-year cost-plus-award fee sole source contract with LMSSC with a value of $133,070,796, which includes the maximum award fee. Under this contract, LMSSC will continue to maintain Hubble's health and safety through the next phase of its science mission. The scope of this effort includes all...

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2011-05-23 14:40:29

Though the universe is filled with billions upon billions of stars, the discovery of a single variable star in 1923 altered the course of modern astronomy. And, at least one famous astronomer of the time lamented that the discovery had shattered his world view. The star goes by the inauspicious name of Hubble variable number one, or V1, and resides in the outer regions of the neighboring Andromeda galaxy, or M31. But in the early 1900s, most astronomers considered the Milky Way a single...

2010-11-29 15:11:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A NASA research physicist working on the next generation space telescope called the James Webb Space Telescope, will be giving a presentation to visitors of the Imagination Station science center in Toledo, Ohio on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA's Brent Bos will give a presentation called "The James Webb Space Telescope, the First Light Machine," to visitors of the...

2010-09-23 10:31:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's traveling museum exhibition, New Views of the Universe, featuring the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes, opens at Imagination Station museum in Toledo this Friday, Sept. 24. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The exhibit will be open to the public for several months from September 24, 2010 to January 2, 2011. Showcasing dazzling...

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2010-09-16 09:45:00

Enjoying a frozen treat on a hot summer day can leave a sticky mess as it melts in the Sun and deforms. In the cold vacuum of space, there is no edible ice cream, but there is radiation from massive stars that is carving away at cold molecular clouds, creating bizarre, fantasy-like structures. These one-light-year-tall pillars of cold hydrogen and dust, imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope, are located in the Carina Nebula. This image is a composite of Hubble observations taken of the Carina...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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