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debris disk
2014-04-25 05:00:45

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have applied a new image processing technique to obtain near-infrared scattered light photos of five disks observed around young stars in the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes database.

2014-04-24 16:21:20

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have applied a new image processing technique to obtain near-infrared scattered light photos

Pair Of Supermassive Black Holes Discovered By XMM-Newton
2014-04-22 14:09:30

A pair of supermassive black holes in orbit around one another have been spotted by XMM-Newton.

Hubble Images Cross-Section Of The Universe
2014-04-17 12:40:22

An image of a galaxy cluster taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope gives a remarkable cross-section of the Universe, showing objects at different distances and stages in cosmic history.

Stellar Tape Measure
2014-04-11 05:13:14

Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers now can precisely measure the distance of stars up to 10,000 light-years away -- 10 times farther than previously possible.

2014-04-10 12:21:34

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers now can precisely measure the distance of stars up to 10,000 light-years away -- 10 times

Final Instrument Of Webb Telescope's Heart Installed
2014-04-09 09:39:53

The last piece of the James Webb Space Telescope's heart was installed inside the world's largest clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

Seventeen Hubble Fellows Selected By NASA And STScI For 2014
2014-04-04 09:48:54

NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) have announced the selection of 17 new Hubble Fellows. STScI in Baltimore, Md., administers the Hubble Fellowship Program for NASA.

Astronomers Given A Better Ruler In The Search For Extrasolar Planets
2014-03-31 08:04:47

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have rejuvenated a technique for finding planets near distant stars.

Mars-Bound Siding Spring Comet Sprouts Multiple Jets
2014-03-28 08:28:56

NASA released on Thursday an image of a comet that, on Oct. 19, will pass within 84,000 miles of Mars - less than half the distance between Earth and our moon.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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