Hubble Snaps a Special Stellar Nursery

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Date: 2020-10-15T09:09-04:00
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Get Lost in the Most Detailed Images Ever of This Stunning Nebula

The universe is filled with all kinds of spectacularly beautiful sights, but nebulas offer a special variety of cosmic wonder. These expansive molecular clouds act as stellar nurseries that contain radiant clutches of newborn stars behind layers of nebular gas.

Now, scientists have revealed unprecedented images of the iconic Carina Nebula, located some 7,500 light years from Earth, which display comparable resolution to NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, a next-generation space observatory due for launch in 2021.’

Captured by the Gemini South telescope in the Chilean Andes, the new view of the nebula reveals ‘a spectacular level of detail over a large area, and presage what the James Webb Space Telescope should achieve,’ according to a study published this week in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.

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NASA news: Hubble telescope snaps colliding galaxies amid a ‘frenzy of star birth’

There, a pair of galaxies dubbed NGC 7318A and 7318B are falling towards each other, due to the tug of their gravities.

NASA said: “A clash among members of a famous galaxy quintet reveals an assortment of stars across a wide colour range, from young, blue stars to ageing, red stars.”

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Astronomers estimated these galaxies sit about 290 million light-years from Earth – 1,704,801,400,000,000,000,000 miles away.

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If you look closely, you will see three of the galaxies in the cluster have distorted shapes, elongated spiral arms and long gassy tails.

Publisher: Express.co.uk
Date: 2020-09-10T11:28:00+01:00
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Pictures from space! Our image of the day

Thursday, October 31, 2019: Happy Halloween from space! This ghoulish space cloud is known as the “Ghost of Cassiopeia.” The nebula lurks some 550 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cassiopeia, where powerful radiation from a nearby star is slowly causing its clouds to dissipate. Astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope to captured this image, which was released last year just before Halloween. (This year, Hubble scientists released another special Halloween image of a more creepy-looking space ghost.) ‘ Hanneke Weitering ‘

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Date: 2020-10-16T15:17:01Z
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Hubble telescope captures amazing ‘Stellar Snowflakes’

The ESA/NASA Hubble Space telescope captured the globular cluster’s stunning array of twinkling stars, weighing 1.6 million times the mass of our sun. There are about 150 globular clusters in the Milky Way, but how they came to be is still a mystery to scientists.

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NASA Missions Spy First Possible Planet Hugging a Stellar Cinder

An international team of astronomers using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and retired Spitzer Space Telescope has reported what may be the first intact planet found closely orbiting a white dwarf, the dense leftover of a Sun-like star, only 40% larger than Earth.

The Jupiter-size object, called WD 1856 b, is about seven times larger than the white dwarf, named WD 1856+534. It circles this stellar cinder every 34 hours, more than 60 times faster than Mercury orbits our Sun.

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Date: 2020-09-16 12:09:00
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