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2015-04-27 16:21:14

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) joined Griffith Observatory April 24-26 with daily events to celebrate the 25th anniversary of

2015-04-21 08:21:35

COSTAR and Six More Instruments Travel Billions of Miles with Hubble BOULDER, Colo., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, with seven instruments built by Ball

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2015-02-12 11:29:10

At the center of this image, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, two faint galaxies look like they realize they are being photographed and give a cheesy smile--like celebs on the red carpet.

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2014-04-24 04:00:41

Two instruments that played critical roles in discoveries made by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope now are on display in an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington.

2014-04-18 12:20:59

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media are invited to attend a breakfast reception at 8:30 a.m.

European Space Agency's Hubble Image Contest Winners Announced
2012-08-24 15:18:17

Winners of the European Space Agency's "Hubble's Hidden Treasures Competition" have been announced.

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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.

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2010-10-14 09:12:58

The historic Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, developed and built by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, left JPL Wednesday morning, Oct 13, for points east.

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2010-06-02 09:20:00

By exploiting the exquisite image quality of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and comparing two observations made ten years apart astronomers have, for the first time, managed to measure the tiny motions of several hundred young stars within the central cluster of the star-forming region NGC 3603.

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2009-11-18 08:15:00

Two key instruments from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have a new home in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington after being returned to Earth aboard space shuttle Atlantis last May.


Latest Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Hourglass Nebula -- This is an image of MyCn18, a young planetary nebula located about 8,000 light-years away, taken with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST). This Hubble image reveals the true shape of MyCn18 to be an hourglass with an intricate pattern of "etchings" in its walls. This picture has been composed from three separate images taken in the light of ionized nitrogen (represented by red), hydrogen (green), and doubly-ionized...

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