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Starburst Galaxy Showers The Universe
When a galaxy known as M82 had a near-miss with its neighbour, it set off an explosive burst of star formation that sent plumes of hot gas tens of thousands of light years into space. Now a team of UK and American astronomers has discovered that these gas clouds are like the jets from a high pressure shower head. M82 - which astronomers call a "starburst galaxy" - is located at a... View News Article (2004-05-21)


Saturn's aurorae images 'unique to science'
Scientists from the University of Leicester have led an international study to capture space images that are unique to science. View News Article (2010-02-12)


Most-distant galaxy candidate found
A team of astronomers including Carnegie's Daniel Kelson have set a new distance record for finding the farthest galaxy yet seen in the universe. View News Article (2012-11-16)


Arachnophobes beware: Hubble snaps close-up of the Tarantula
The wispy arms of the Tarantula Nebula were originally thought to resemble spindly spider legs, giving the nebula its unusual name. View News Article (2011-03-15)


Chandra examines Jupiter during new horizons approach
On February 28, 2007, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to Jupiter on its ultimate journey to Pluto. This flyby gave scientists a unique opportunity to study Jupiter using the package of instruments available on New Horizons, while coordinating observations from both space- and ground-based telescopes including NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. View News Article (2007-03-02)


Astronomers Uncover A Surprising Trend in Galaxy Evolution
A comprehensive study of hundreds of galaxies observed by the Keck telescopes in Hawaii and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has revealed an unexpected pattern of change that extends back 8 billion years, or more than half the age of the universe. View News Article (2012-10-22)


Hubble finds first organic molecule on extrasolar planet
The tell-tale signature of the molecule methane in the atmosphere of the Jupiter-sized extrasolar planet HD 189733b has been found with the Hubble Space Telescope. Under the right circumstances methane can play a key role in prebiotic chemistry - the chemical reactions considered necessary to form life as we know it. View News Article (2008-03-20)


NASA's James Webb Space Telescope: A Year of Achievement and Success
The James Webb Space Telescope marked a year of significant progress in 2011 as it continues to come together as NASA's next generation space telescope. View News Article (2012-01-10)


Soft shells and strange star clusters
PGC 6240 is an elliptical galaxy that resembles a pale rose in the sky, with hazy shells of stars encircling a very bright centre. View News Article (2013-10-10)


NASA celebrates Chandra X-Ray Observatory's 10th anniversary
Ten years ago, on July 23, 1999, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched aboard the space shuttle Columbia and deployed into orbit. View News Article (2009-07-24)

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