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Follow up observations by Hubble's NICMOS instrument support the existence of a candidate exoplanet around the brown dwarf star 2M1207.
Published: 11 January 2005
The Tarantula Nebula is the largest known stellar nursery in the local Universe. Combining data from the Hubble Space Telescope and ESO's New Technology Telescope, a 23-year old amateur astronomer has created a detailed image of the nebula using the photoshop FITS liberator.
Published: 15 December 2004
The discovery of a probable companion star of supernova SN1572A supports the theory of Type Ia supernovae originating in a binary system.
Published: 28 October 2004
A new study of a large number of planetary nebulae has revealed that rings, such as those seen here around the Cat's Eye Nebula, are much more common than thought so far and have been found in at least one third of all planetary nebulae.
Published: 9 September 2004
The strong stellar wind and intense ultraviolet radiation of a young hot star is blowing a bubble into the surrounding gas. The object, known as N44F, lies in our neighbouring dwarf galaxy the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Published: 13 August 2004
A new free software plug-in, released 8 June, makes a whole range of archival astronomical images and spectra in FITS format accessible to home astronomy enthusiasts.
Published: 8 July 2004
Hubble has captured a subregion of the second largest star-forming region, N11, in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Published: 1 July 2004
An international team of astronomers using the world's biggest telescopes have directly measured the mass of an ultra-cool brown dwarf star and its companion dwarf star for the first time.
Published: 15 June 2004
The Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 onboard the Hubble Space Telescope, has revealed startling new details of HD 44179, commonly called the "Red Rectangle". It is one of the most unusual nebulae known in our Galaxy.
Published: 11 May 2004
A new image of the Bug Nebula, NGC 6302 taken with the Hubble space telescope reveals fresh detail in the bright and extreme planetary nebula.
Published: 28 April 2004
Astronomers have unveiled the deepest ever portrait of the visible Universe. Called the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF), the million-second-long exposure reveals the first galaxies to emerge from the time when the first stars reheated the cold, dark Universe.
Published: 9 March 2004
In follow-up observations of the dust shell surrounding the unusual nova-like star V838 Monocerotis, the ACS instrument on board Hubble has revealed previously unseen detailed structures in the illuminated shroud.
Published: 4 March 2004
A team of astronomers from around the world has found the most distant known galaxy in the universe. The galaxy, observed through the technique of graviational lensing is 13 billion light-years away.
Published: 15 February 2004
The bubble-like structures seen in this HST image of the nearby dwarf galaxy NGC 1596, reveal the impact of vigorous star birth activity on the interstellar medium.
Published: 3 February 2004
Observations made with the HST reveal oxygen and carbon are present in the extended upper atmosphere of the extrasolar planet HD209458b.
Published: 2 February 2004
A joint team of astronomers from Europe and the University of Hawaii has for the first time observed a stellar 'survivor' to emerge from a double star system involving an exploded supernova.
Published: 7 January 2004
The Hubble Space Telescope has provided the last astronomical images of 2003 with investigations into distant clusters of galaxies.
Published: 31 December 2003
Using the technique of gravitational lensing astronomers have found the biggest, brightest and hottest star-forming region ever seen in space.
Published: 30 October 2003
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured this stunning image of the spiral galaxy NGC 3982 to help astronomers look for parent stars to supernova.
Published: 24 September 2003
Results from the HST played a major role in preparing ESAs ambitious Rosetta mission for its new target, comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Hubble measured precisely the size, shape and rotational period of the comet.
Published: 5 September 2003
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