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Merging Giant Galaxies Sport ‘Blue Bling’ in New Hubble Pic

by Bob King July 10, 2014

On a summer night, high above our heads, where the Northern Crown and Herdsman meet, a titanic new galaxy is being born 4.5 billion light years away. You and I can’t see it, but astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope released photographs today showing the merger of two enormous elliptical galaxies into a future  heavyweight […]

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The Making of the Pillars of Creation

by David Dickinson June 26, 2014

It’s one of the most iconic images of the modern Space Age. In 1995, the Hubble Space Telescope team released an image of towering columns of gas and dust that contained newborn stars in the midst of formation. Dubbed the “Pillars of Creation,” these light-years long tendrils captivated the public imagination and now grace everything […]

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Weekly Space Hangout – June 6, 2014: Comets & Cosmos?

by Fraser Cain June 6, 2014

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @cosmic_chatter) Brian Koberlien (@briankoberlein) Alessondra Springmann (@sondy) Matthew Francis (CosmoAcademy.org, @DrMRFrancis) Fraser Cain on Google+

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How Far Can You See in the Universe?

by Fraser Cain March 31, 2014

When you look into the night sky, you’re seeing tremendous distances away, even with your bare eyeball. But what’s the most distant object you can see with the unaided eye? And what if you get help with a pair of binoculars, a telescope, or even with the Hubble Space Telescope. Fraser Cain on Google+

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Stunning 3D Tours of Two Well-Known Nebulae

by Jason Major March 27, 2014

Two videos recently released by the Hubble team take us on a tour of two famous and intriguing cosmic objects: the stellar wind-blown “celestial snow angel” Sharpless 2-106 and the uncannily equine Horsehead Nebula, imaged in infrared wavelengths by the HST. Using Hubble imagery complemented with data from the Subaru Infrared Telescope and ESO’s Visible and […]

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