galaxies

Hubble Finds Distant Galaxy

Hubble Finds Distant Galaxy

The farthest and oldest galaxy ever seen is a red blob in this infrared image taken by the Wide Field Camera 3 on the Hubble Space Telescope. Source: NASA, ESA, G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz), R. Bouwens (University ...

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Premature Supernovae

Premature Supernovae

Researchers at the Yunnan Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have come to a conclusion as to why some Type Ia supernovae explode earlier than expected. Observations have shown that about half of all Type Ia supernovae occur less ...

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Herschel Space Observatory

The European Space Agency (ESA) and its partners (including NASA) are preparing to launch the Herschel Space Observatory into space. Formerly named the Far Infrared and Submillimetre Telescope (FIRST), Herschel will observe the far infrared and submillimeter wavelengths from stable ...

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Hubble Captures Merging Galaxies

Hubble Captures Merging Galaxies

This new NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the Antennae Galaxies, named for their antenna- or tail-like appendages, is the sharpest yet of this merging spiral pair. Billions of stars will be formed during the course of the collision. One ...

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