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Hubble image add the ultraviolet dimension

Hubble image add the ultraviolet dimension

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION] NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope … has been snapping photos of deep space, giving us stunning views of stars and galaxies far beyond our reach. This week NASA released the telescope’s most recent composite image: the Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2014. Like the deep field images before it, this latest […]

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The growing constellation of cosmic workhorse satellites

The growing constellation of cosmic workhorse satellites

Beyond a fertile field of satellite communication antennas at Kennedy Space Center, an Atlas V rocket streaks into orbit in this long exposure photograph. In the thoughtfully composed image recorded on the evening of Jan. 30, the antennas in the foreground bring to mind the rocket’s payload, a Tracking and Data Relay Satellite. This TDRS-K […]

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Young blue stars crowd NGC 1309, 100 million light-years away

Young blue stars crowd NGC 1309, 100 million light-years away

[FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, CLICK ON IMAGE / Hubble Legacy Archive A gorgeous spiral galaxy some 100 million light-years distant, NGC 1309 lies on the banks of the constellation of the River (Eridanus). NGC 1309 spans about 30,000 light-years, making it about one third the size of our larger Milky Way galaxy. Bluish clusters of young […]

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Hubble’s best ever view of the glorious, nearby Orion Nebula

Hubble’s best ever view of the glorious, nearby Orion Nebula

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION VERSION] Few cosmic vistas excite the imagination like the Orion Nebula. Also known as M42, the nebula’s glowing gas surrounds hot young stars at the edge of an immense interstellar molecular cloud only 1,500 light-years away. The Orion Nebula  offers one of the best opportunities to study how stars […]