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Friday, 23 July 2010 23:59

Speedy star gets expelled from Milky Way

U.S. astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have conjectured that a very rare hypervelocity star (a really fast one) was flung out of our Milky Way galaxy by its supermassive black hole over one hundred million years ago.


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Saturday, 17 July 2010 22:50

HD 209458b: Is it a comet or a planet?

How about a planet that acts like a comet! The Hubble Space Telescope has found planet HD 209458b. NASA says it is a gas giant that is so close to its star'”about 4 million miles away'”that its atmosphere is escaping into space so fast that the created winds look like a sweeping tail of a comet.


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Tuesday, 20 April 2010 23:25

NASA extends Hubble's science mission

NASA announced on April 18, 2010, that it has extended the science operations contract for the Hubble Space Telescope through the date of April 30, 2013. An extended life for Hubble means more scientific discoveries of the universe await us here on Earth.

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Saturday, 03 April 2010 23:42

Hubble: It's been quite a journey

April 2010 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope. To honor the vast accomplishments of this telescopic pioneer in space-based astronomy, NASA and Abrams Books have collaborated with the illustrated book 'Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time.'


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Tuesday, 16 March 2010 02:18

Hubble 3D launches at your local IMAX

IMAX and NASA teamed up to create the Warner Brothers film Hubble 3D, which is ready to launch on the really big screen of your favorite IMAX or IMAX 3D theatre between March and August 2010.

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Wednesday, 03 February 2010 08:15

Hubble may have seen collision of two asteroids

The NASA Hubble Space Telescope may have photographed the debris left over after two asteroids collided. Although such asteroid-asteroid smashups do happen in the Solar System, such a collision has never been seen before by anyone on Earth.

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Wednesday, 06 January 2010 19:53

Hubble creates panorama of earliest seen universe

Astronomers with the Hubble Space Telescope project revealed a stunning view of the youngest galaxies ever seen by humans; those formed only 600 to 800 million years after the Big Bang. Ah, they were just babies back then!

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Tuesday, 22 December 2009 22:03

MSNBC highlights photos of Space's Greatest in 2009

The news organization MSNBC has posted its images of the greatest photographs taken in space and those space-based ones here on Earth for the 2009 year. Enjoy them as we imagine the fantastic accomplishments and visions that await us in 2010 — in outer space.

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Monday, 21 December 2009 11:17

Shining a light on dark matter

Emerging from 800m underground comes the first real suggestion that dark matter may actually exist.  Dark matter is seeing the light, as it were.

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Wednesday, 14 October 2009 18:59

When galaxies collide: bright, bizarre NGC 2623

The Hubble Space Telescope has just revealed a gigantic collision of two spiral galaxies about 250 million light-years away from our own Milky Way galaxy. Check out the images of the resulting "bright and bizarre" galaxy that astronomers are calling NGC 2623.

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Thursday, 10 September 2009 18:39

Hubble is back! And, it's better than ever!

NASA announced that the recently repaired and serviced Hubble Space Telescope is back to taking amazing pictures of the universe. Called "the people's telescope," Hubble is "significantly more powerful than ever."

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Saturday, 25 July 2009 17:49

Hubble takes rare Jupiter impact images

The Hubble Space Telescope was detoured in its recalibration, after being refurbished by the NASA STS-125 astronauts in May 2009, to take images of the recent impact spot on Jupiter, which was discovered by an Australian amateur astronomer on July 19, 2009.

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Friday, 22 May 2009 18:55

NASA delays return of STS-125: Bad weather

Because of a storm front lingering over Florida, NASA has delayed the landing of the space shuttle Atlantis crew after successfully repairing and servicing the Hubble Space Telescope. Let's try again on Saturday, May 23, 2009.

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A French photogragher captures stunning images of the space shuttle Atlantis and the Hubble Space Telescope as they travel in front of the Sun just before the STS-125 astronauts grabbed the telescope in preparetion to service and repair the orbiting observatory.

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Friday, 15 May 2009 18:40

Herschel and Planck join Hubble in space

An Ariane rocket blasted off from French Guiana carrying the Herschel Space Observatory and the Planck Observatory. They are set to explore the early formation of our Universe and help us better explain our very existence. A soon-to-be rejuvenated Hubble Space Telescope will do likewise.

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Tuesday, 12 May 2009 18:25

Follow STS-125 crew as they service Hubble

With a successful launch of the space shuttle Atlantis on May 11, 2009, the seven astronauts of the STS-125 mission will be involved in five complicated and needless-to-say dangerous spacewalks to repair and service the Hubble Space Telescope. Follow the complete mission from several NASA and NASA-related Web sites.

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NASA managers signed off on Saturday, May 9, 2009, that the space shuttle Atlantis is ready to be launched on Monday, May 11th for its space mission to service and repair the Hubble Space Telescope for the fifth and final time.

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Tuesday, 05 May 2009 17:58

Hubble repair mission to be on IMAX 3-D

NASA announced on May 4, 2009 that its STS-125 mission to service and repair the Hubble Space Telescope will be filmed by IMAX Corporation and Warner Brothers Pictures for a three-dimensional film called Hubble 3D.

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The U.S. space agency NASA announced on Thursday, April 23, 2009, that it is aiming to launch the STS-125 crew of the space shuttle Atlantis on May 11, 2009, one day earlier than expected, in order to avoid a conflict with another U.S. government space launch.

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Wednesday, 08 April 2009 19:29

Sew, you want to go into space with Scott Altman

Scott Altman will be commanding the STS-125 mission that is tackling the service and repair of the Hubble Space Telescope. Another one of Altman’s tasks is to take up to space a piece of gold lamé fabric for a quilt in his home town of Pekin, Illinois.

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