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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...

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2010-12-17 11:42:05

The Space Telescope European Coordinating Facility, a unique collaboration between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Southern Observatory, will close on December 31, 2010 after 26 years. ESA's continuing partnership with NASA on the Hubble mission ensures that European astronomers will continue to have access to observing time. The Space Telescope European Coordinating Facility (ST-ECF), the scientific and technical coordination center for the Hubble Space Telescope in...

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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...


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2014-01-11 00:00:00

Space Telescope Science Institute -- STScI mission statement: We bring the cosmos to Earth We carry out this vision by empowering the astronomy community to produce new scientific discoveries and by bringing the benefits of this research to the public. We make the best astronomical facilities productive for the largest number of scientists, and we promote new missions with the greatest potential for unlocking the secrets of the universe. We have done this with HST, and we will do the...

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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