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Image: Hubble frames a unique red rectangle

The star HD 44179 is surrounded by an extraordinary structure known as the Red Rectangle. It acquired its moniker because of its shape and its apparent color when seen in early images from Earth. This strikingly detailed ...

dateApr 11, 2016 in Astronomy
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Friendly giants have cozy habitable zones too

It is a well-known fact that all stars have a lifespan. This begins with their formation, then continues through their main sequence phase (which constitutes the majority of their life) before ending in death. In most cases, ...

dateMay 19, 2016 in Astronomy
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Hubble observes calcium-rich supernovae

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope offers a multitude of spectacular images of celestial objects and a huge amount of scientific data helpful for astronomers. A team of scientists from UK and Sweden has recently made use ...

dateMar 02, 2016 in Astronomy report
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Hubble captures birthday bubble

This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image, released to celebrate Hubble's 26th year in orbit, captures in stunning clarity what looks like a gigantic cosmic soap bubble. The object, known as the Bubble Nebula, is in ...

dateApr 21, 2016 in Astronomy
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