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Hubble Views an Active Star-Forming Galaxy

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This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image features IC 3476, a dwarf galaxy that lies about 54 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Coma Berenices. While this image does not look very dramatic – we might say it looks almost serene –…

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Webb Finds Evidence for Neutron Star at Heart of Young Supernova Remnant

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has found the best evidence yet for emission from a neutron star at the site of a recently observed supernova. The supernova, known as SN 1987A, was a core-collapse supernova, meaning the compacted remains at…

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NASA Astronomer Sees Power in Community, Works to Build More

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Science is often portrayed as a solitary affair, where discoveries are made by lone geniuses toiling in isolation. But Dr. Natasha Batalha, an astronomer at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley, says solving problems with the people around…

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Discovery Alert: Glowing Cloud Points to a Cosmic Collision

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Scientists find that a glowing cloud that obscured a star was caused by a cataclysmic collision of two giant exoplanets.

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Hubble Views a Massive Star Forming

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This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is teeming with color and activity. It features a relatively close star-forming region known as IRAS 16562-3959, which lies within the Milky Way about 5,900 light-years from Earth in the constellation Scorpius.…

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NASA Telescopes Find New Clues About Mysterious Deep Space Signals

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Using two of the agency’s X-ray telescopes, researchers were able to zoom in on a dead star’s erratic behavior as it released a bright, brief burst of radio waves. What’s causing mysterious bursts of radio waves from deep space? Astronomers…

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Stars Sparkle in New Hubble Image

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This new NASA Hubble Space Telescope view shows the globular cluster NGC 2298, a sparkling collection of thousands of stars held together by their mutual gravitational attraction. Globular clusters are typically home to older populations of stars, and they mostly…

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Hubble Spots a Galaxy Shrouded by Stars

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This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a densely packed field of stars laid upon a background of dust, gas, and light from more distant celestial objects. There are so many stars in this image’s field of view that it…

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NASA’s Hubble Traces ‘String of Pearls’ Star Clusters in Galaxy Collisions

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Contrary to what you might think, galaxy collisions do not destroy stars. In fact, the rough-and-tumble dynamics trigger new generations of stars, and presumably accompanying planets. Now NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has homed in on 12 interacting galaxies that have…

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NASA’s Roman to Use Rare Events to Calculate Expansion Rate of Universe

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Astronomers investigating one of the most pressing mysteries of the cosmos – the rate at which the universe is expanding – are readying themselves to study this puzzle in a new way using NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope. Once…

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