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A new Hubble image highlights striking swirling dust lanes and the globular clusters in the galaxy NGC 7049, which is the brightest galaxy within the cluster of galaxies it belongs to
Published: 7 April 2009
Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 has captured a rare photo sequence of four of Saturn's moons passing in front of the planet: Enceladus, Dione, Titan and Mimas
Published: 17 March 2009
A study of dwarf galaxies in the core of a rich nearby cluster of galaxies shows that several of them require dark matter to remain stable within the cluster's gravitational potential
Published: 12 March 2009
The ACS instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope has captured a clear view of the stars and gas components in a group of three gravitationally interacting galaxies, that are part of the Hickson Compact Group 90
Published: 3 March 2009
By combining many images taken with the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys a very sharp and deep view is obtained of the unusual spiral galaxy NGC 4921
Published: 5 February 2009
Data collected by the NICMOS instrument on board the Hubble Space Telescope have led to the discovery of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of the exoplanet HD 189733b, adding to previous detections of water and methane
Published: 9 December 2008
Two of our Galaxy's most massive stars have been scrutinised in an impressive view by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The new image shows them in greater detail than ever before.
Published: 24 November 2008
The Hubble Space Telescope has made the first direct observation of an exoplanet at optical wavelenghts orbiting the star Fomalhaut at a distance of about 115 AU, about 25 light years from Earth
Published: 13 November 2008
After overcoming several difficulties Hubble is back on line again and the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) has successfully resumed operations, demonstrated with this image of the interacting galaxy pair Arp 147
Published: 30 October 2008
A thorough survey of 69 nearby galaxies with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys is giving astronomers valuable clues about star formation in different types of galaxies, with data on over 14 million resolved individual stars
Published: 30 September 2008
A powerful collision of two massive clusters of galaxies has been observed in detail with both the Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, providing new insights into the properties of dark matter
Published: 27 August 2008
High-resolution Hubble data has helped solve a long-standing mystery around the stability of a persistent filamentary structure surrounding the active galaxy NGC1275: magnetic fields provide the required support
Published: 20 August 2008
This dazzling image of a region of celestial birth and renewal commemorates Hubble's 100 000th orbit around the Earth
Published: 11 August 2008
The Hubble Space Telescope has identified thousands of ancient globular clusters in the Virgo cluster of galaxies. These discoveries improve our understanding of the life and evolution of cannibal galaxies.
Published: 5 August 2008
Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have found the largest sample of very distant galaxies seen to date: ten promising candidates thought to lie at a distance of 13 billion light-years (a redshift of ~ 7.5).
Published: 24 July 2008
Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys has observed a large portion of the Coma Cluster, stretching across several million light-years. The entire cluster is more than 20 million light-years in diameter, is nearly spherical in shape, and contains thousands of galaxies.
Published: 10 June 2008
The proto-typical merger pair the Antennae Galaxies are found to be at a distance of only 0.7 times the previous best estimate of ~65 million light-years, following a recent study based on Hubble data
Published: 9 May 2008
A study of nine distant massive galaxies using Hubble and Keck data shows the distant massive galaxies to be much more compact than their counterparts at lower redshifts
Published: 29 April 2008
Celebrating the 18th launch anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope on 24 April 2008, a Hubble atlas of interacting galaxies in different stages of interaction and merger is released, comprised of 59 new Hubble images
Published: 24 April 2008
Data from Hubble and the groundbased Gemini observatory provide evidence for the existence of an intermediate-mass black hole in the globular cluster omega Centauri supporting a possible reclassification of the cluster as a dwarf galaxy
Published: 2 April 2008
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