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NASA's Webb Telescope team prepares for earsplitting acoustic test
Inside NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., the James Webb Space Telescope team completed the environmental portion of vibration testing and prepared for the acoustic test on the telescope. (2017-02-24)

Firestorm of star birth in the active galaxy Centaurus A
Resembling looming rain clouds on a stormy day, dark lanes of dust crisscross the giant elliptical galaxy Centaurus A. Hubble's panchromatic vision, stretching from ultraviolet through near-infrared wavelengths, reveals the vibrant glow of young, blue star clusters and a glimpse into regions normally obscured by the dust. (2011-06-16)

Hubble watches super star create holiday light show
This festive NASA Hubble Space Telescope image resembles a holiday wreath made of sparkling lights. The bright southern hemisphere star RS Puppis, at the center of the image, is swaddled in a gossamer cocoon of reflective dust illuminated by the glittering star. The super star is ten times more massive than our sun and 200 times larger. (2013-12-17)

Lonely galaxy lost in space
Hubble saw this galaxy, known as NGC 6503 in a lonely position, at the edge of a strangely empty patch of space called the Local Void. (2015-06-10)

Hubble monitors supernova in nearby galaxy M82
This is a Hubble Space Telescope composite image of a supernova explosion designated SN 2014J in the galaxy M82. (2014-02-26)

Hubble Friday
This beautiful clump of glowing gas, dark dust and glittering stars is the spiral galaxy NGC 4248, located about 24 million light-years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs). (2017-07-28)

NASA's Hubble: Galaxies, comets, and stars! Oh my!
Approaching the sun, Comet ISON floats against a seemingly infinite backdrop of numerous galaxies and a handful of foreground stars. The icy visitor, with its long gossamer tail, appears to be swimming like a tadpole through a deep pond of celestial wonders. (2013-07-25)

Celestial beauties
This is the story of a journey through space and time revealed by a telescope called Hubble. Already exceeding its original estimated lifetime of 15 years in orbit around the Earth, Hubble is one of the most successful scientific projects of all time. Hubble: 15 Years of Discovery, published as part of the European Space Agency's 15th anniversary celebration, presents the exquisite color images for which the telescope has become famous. (2006-07-24)

Hubble's main camera stops working
On Saturday, January 27, Hubble's main camera, the Advanced Camera for Surveys, stopped working. Until a solution, at least in part, can be found, Hubble will be returned to work with the remaining instruments. (2007-01-30)

Hubble spots auroras on Uranus
This is a composite image of Uranus by Voyager 2 and two different observations made by Hubble -- one for the ring and one for the auroras. (2017-04-10)

Hubble sees Pandora's Cluster
A team of scientists studying the galaxy cluster Abell 2744, nicknamed Pandora's Cluster, have pieced together the cluster's complex and violent history using telescopes in space and on the ground, including the Hubble Space Telescope, the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope, the Japanese Subaru telescope, and NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. (2011-06-22)

Comet ISON brings holiday fireworks
This July 4th the solar system is showing off some fireworks of its own. Superficially resembling a skyrocket, comet ISON is hurtling toward the sun presently at a whopping 48,000 mph. Its swift motion is captured in this time-lapse movie made from a sequence of pictures taken May 8, 2013, by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. (2013-07-02)

New free e-Books available about 2 famous NASA space telescopes
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has been providing amazing images of the universe since April 1990 and has led to remarkable discoveries. NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is the next-generation telescope that will peer even deeper into space and unveil even more mysteries. Both of these extraordinary telescopes are now the topics of two free e-Books available from the Apple iBookstore. (2012-12-21)

NASA Hubble finds new Neptune moon
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a new moon orbiting the distant blue-green planet Neptune, the 14th known to be circling the giant planet. (2013-07-15)

Hubble paints picture of the evolving universe
Hubble and other space and ground-based telescopes, astronomers have assembled one of the most comprehensive portraits yet of the universe's evolutionary history. (2018-08-16)

IEEE-USA supports prolonging life of Hubble Space Telescope
NASA should explore all possible avenues toward prolonging the useful life of the Hubble Space Telescope, IEEE-USA said today in a statement to the House Science Committee. (2005-02-02)

Hubble marks 30 years in space with tapestry of blazing starbirth
NASA is celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope's 30 years of unlocking the beauty and mystery of space by unveiling a stunning new portrait of a firestorm of starbirth in a neighboring galaxy. The image is nicknamed the ;Cosmic Reef,' because it resembles an undersea world. (2020-04-24)

James Webb Space Telescope mirror halfway complete
Inside NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center's massive clean room in Greenbelt, Maryland, the ninth flight mirror was installed onto the telescope structure with a robotic arm. This marks the halfway completion point for the James Webb Space Telescope's segmented primary mirror. (2015-12-28)

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope spots Mars-bound comet sprout multiple jets
NASA released 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. (2014-03-27)

Hubble spots a stunning spiral galaxy
NGC 2903 is located about 30 million light-years away in the constellation of Leo (the Lion), and was studied as part of a Hubble survey of the central regions of roughly 145 nearby disk galaxies. (2019-05-03)

Hubble captures rare triple-moon conjunction
Firing off a string of action snapshots like a sports photographer at a NASCAR race, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured the rare occurrence of three of Jupiter's largest moons racing across the banded face of the gas-giant planet: Europa, Callisto, and Io. (2015-02-05)

New Hubble Servicing Mission to upgrade instruments
After more than a decade of fascinating discoveries, the Hubble Space Telescope will soon be given the new beginning that it deserves. Today, NASA has decided to approve a Space Shuttle mission to repair and upgrade the observatory, despite new Shuttle safety rules formulated after the Columbia disaster that would normally rule out such a rescue mission. (2006-10-31)

IEEE-USA commends NASA decision to service Hubble Space Telescope
IEEE-USA commends NASA for announcing today that it would send a space shuttle mission to extend the life of the Hubble Space Telescope. (2006-10-31)

Texting costs are 'out of this world'
University of Leicester space scientist says texting is at least four times more expensive than receiving scientific data from space. (2008-05-12)

Astrophysicists release new study of one of the first stars
Timothy Beers, the Notre Dame Chair in Astrophysics, is part of a team that has used the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph on the Hubble Space Telescope to study key regions of the ultraviolet spectrum of a star thought to have been enriched by elements from one of the first generation of stars. (2016-06-17)

Hubble telescope to get last tuneup during International Year of Astronomy
As the International Year of Astronomy dawns, the renowned Hubble Space Telescope is preparing for its final chapter, starting with the scheduled May 12 launch of the space shuttle Atlantis for NASA's fifth and final service mission to the telescope. (2008-12-31)

New Hubble Servicing Mission to upgrade instruments
After more than a decade of fascinating discoveries, the Hubble Space Telescope will soon be given the new beginning it deserves. Today, NASA Administrator Michael Griffin has given the green light for a shuttle mission to repair and upgrade the permanent space-based observatory. (2006-10-31)

Hubble catches views of a jet rotating with Comet 252P/LINEAR
This sequence of images taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows Comet 252P/LINEAR as it passed by Earth. The visit was one of the closest encounters between a comet and our planet. (2016-05-12)

Hubble's journey to the center of our galaxy
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope peered deep into the Milky Way's nuclear star cluster, the most massive and densest star cluster in our galaxy. So packed with stars, it is equivalent to having a million suns crammed between us and our closest stellar neighbor, Alpha Centauri. At the very hub of our galaxy, this star cluster surrounds the Milky Way's central supermassive black hole, which is about 4 million times the mass of our sun. (2016-03-31)

James Webb Space Telescope 'wings' successfully deployed
Recently inside the clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., engineers successfully completed two deployments for the James Webb Space Telescope's 'wings' or side portions of the backplane structure that fold up. (2015-11-16)

RIT scientist fine-tunes Hubble Space Telescope
A scientist at Rochester Institute of Technology has expanded the Hubble Space Telescope's capability without the need for new instruments or billions of dollars. Dan Batcheldor and his team improved the calibration of Hubble's Near-Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer to enable high-precision polarimetry. Scientists like Batcheldor use this observational technique to read scattered light when investigating active galactic nuclei and for identifying proto-planets around very young stars. (2009-03-25)

NASA's Hubble makes one millionth science observation
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope crossed another milestone in its space odyssey of exploration and discovery. On Monday, July 4, the Earth-orbiting observatory logged its one millionth science observation during a search for water in an exoplanet's atmosphere 1,000 light-years away. (2011-07-05)

Hubble 'cranes' in for a closer look at a galaxy
Spiral galaxy IC 5201 sits 40 million light-years from us in the Crane constellation. As with most spirals we see, it has a bar of stars slicing through its center. (2016-12-16)

Hubble weighs in on mass of 3 million billion suns
In 2014, astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope found that this enormous galaxy cluster contains the mass of a staggering three million billion suns. Known officially as ACT-CLJ0102-4915, it is the largest, hottest, and brightest X-ray galaxy cluster ever discovered in the distant universe. (2018-01-16)

IEEE-USA urges 'safe servicing' of Hubble Space Telescope
NASA should (2004-12-30)

Galaxy blazes with new stars born from close encounter
The irregular galaxy NGC 4485 shows all the signs of having been involved in a hit-and-run accident with a bypassing galaxy. Rather than destroying the galaxy, the chance encounter is spawning a new generation of stars, and presumably planets. (2019-05-16)

Strange new 'species' of ultra-red galaxy discovered
In the distant reaches of the universe, almost 13 billion light-years from Earth, a strange species of galaxy lay hidden. Cloaked in dust and dimmed by the intervening distance, even the Hubble Space Telescope couldn't spy it. It took the revealing power of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to uncover not one, but four remarkably red galaxies. And while astronomers can describe the members of this new (2011-12-01)

Gravitational lens creates cartoon of space invader
The gravitational field surrounding this massive cluster of galaxies, Abell 68, acts as a natural lens in space to brighten and magnify the light coming from very distant background galaxies. (2013-03-05)

NASA's Hubble finds life is too fast, too furious for this runaway galaxy
The spiral galaxy ESO 137-001 looks like a dandelion caught in a breeze in this new Hubble Space Telescope image. (2014-03-04)

NASA's Webb telescope gets freezing summertime lodging in Houston
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope was placed in Johnson Space Center's historic Chamber A on June 20, 2017, to prepare for its final three months of testing in a cryogenic vacuum that mimics temperatures in space. (2017-06-22)

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