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Hubble’s Window into the Cosmic Past

  Hubble’s Window into the Cosmic Past This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy cluster PLCK G004.5-19.5. It was discovered by the ESA Planck satellite through the Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect — the distortion of the cosmic microwave ...

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Hubble’s Majestic Spiral in Pegasus

Galaxy NGC 7331   Hubble’s Majestic Spiral in Pegasus This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a spiral galaxy known as NGC 7331. First spotted by the prolific galaxy hunter William Herschel in 1784, NGC 7331 is located about 45 ...

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The Penguin and the Egg

  The Penguin and the Egg This image of distant interacting galaxies, known collectively as Arp 142, bears an uncanny resemblance to a penguin guarding an egg. Data from NASA’s Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes have been combined to show ...

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Film Premiere – ‘To The Rescue’

Artist’s illustration of an astronaut fixing the Hubble telescope during a space walk Click for a full size image   Film Premiere – ‘To The Rescue’ To the Rescue, a 60-minute documentary about JPL’s heroic struggles to save the Hubble ...

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Hubble takes close-up portrait of Jupiter

Jupiter’s swirling colourful clouds Click for a full size image This image of Jupiter was taken when the planet was at a distance of 670 million kilometres from Earth. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope reveals the intricate, detailed beauty of ...

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Hubble unveils new colorful view of the universe

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have assembled a comprehensive picture of the evolving universe — among the most colorful deep space images ever captured by the 24-year-old telescope. Credit: NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz and M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer ...

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The Ring Nebula – M57

The Ring Nebula – M57 – is probably the most famous celestial band (except for the rings of Saturn). Expansive looping structures are seen to extend far beyond the Ring Nebula’s familiar central regions in this intriguing composite of ground ...

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Vampire star reveals its secrets

Vampire star reveals its secrets Astronomers have obtained the best images ever of a star that has lost most of its material to a vampire companion. By combining the light captured by four telescopes at the European Southern Observatory’s Paranal ...

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