Hubble’s Out Of This World Images

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Hubble Space Telescope Images Released
In this image provided by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team, a stellar jet in the Carina Nebula is pictured in Space. September 9, 2009, NASA released the first images taken with the Hubble Space Telescope since its repair in the spring. (Photo by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team via Getty Images)
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Hubble Space Telescope Images Released
In this composite image provided by NASA, ESA, globular star cluster Omega Centauri (NGC 5139) in the Centaurus constellation and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team, is pictured July 15, 2009 in Space. September 9, 2009, NASA released the first images taken with the Hubble Space Telescope since its repair in the spring. (Photo by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team via Getty Images)
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Hubble Space Telescope Images Released
In this composite image provided by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team, Stephan's Quintet (HCG 92) in the Pegasus constellation is pictured in Space. September 9, 2009, NASA released the first images taken with the Hubble Space Telescope since its repair in the spring. (Photo by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team via Getty Images)
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Hubble Space Telescope Images Released
JUNE/JULY 2009: In this composite image provided by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team, the Barred Spiral Galaxy (NGC 6217) in the Ursa Minor constellation is pictured in Space. September 9, 2009, NASA released the first images taken with the Hubble Space Telescope since its repair in the spring. (Photo by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team via Getty Images)
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Hubble Space Telescope Images Released
Hubble Space Telescope Images Released
JULY 23: In this image provided by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team, the planet Jupiter is pictured July 23, 2009 in Space. September 9, 2009, NASA released the first images taken with the Hubble Space Telescope since its repair in the spring. (Photo by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team via Getty Images)
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Hubble Space Telescope Images Released
IN SPACE - JULY 27: In this image provided by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team, a planetary nebula named NGC 6302, also known as, Butterfly Nebula and Bug Nebula, in the Scorpius constellation is pictured July 27, 2009 in Space. September 9, 2009, NASA released the first images taken with the Hubble Space Telescope since its repair in the spring. (Photo by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team via Getty Images)
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Hubble Space Telescope Shows Photo Of New Planet
In this handout provided by NASA, a visible-light image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a red ring of dust and debris that surrounds the star Fomalhaut and the newly discovered planet, Fomalhaut b, orbiting its parent star. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
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XSP: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera Images
This handout image from ESA/NASA, obtained August 21, 2008 taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera on board the ESA?s Mars Express shows the highest-resolution full-disc image yet of the surface of the moon Phobos. The image data was acquired from a distance of 97 km with a spatial resolution of about 3.7 m/pixel in orbit 5851. These images have surpassed all previous images from other missions in continuous coverage of the illuminated surface at the highest spatial resolution of 3.7 m/pixel. (Photo by NASA/ESA via Getty Images)
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XSP: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera Images
IN SPACE - UNDATED: This handout image of the giant, active galaxy NGC 1275, obtained August 21, 2008 was taken using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope?s Advanced Camera for Surveys in July and August 2006. It provides amazing detail and resolution of fragile filamentary structures, which show up as a reddish lacy structure surrounding the central bright galaxy. These filaments are cool despite being surrounded by gas that is around 55 million ?C. They are suspended in a magnetic field which maintains their structure and demonstrates how energy from the supermassive black hole hosted at the centre of the galaxy is transferred to the surrounding gas. (Photo by NASA/ESA via Getty Images)
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XSP: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera Images
IN SPACE, JULY 15: This handout image from ESA/NASA, obtained August 21, 2008 shows Foxe Basin, highlighted in this Envisat image, is located north of Hudson Bay between Baffin Island in the Canadian Artic Archipelago (visible along the right side of the image) and the Melville Peninsula (not visible but located to the west, or left). The large round island visible in the top left is Prince Charles Island. Located directly west, or right, of Prince Charles Island is Air Force Island. This image was acquired by Envisat's Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) instrument on 15 July 2008, working in Full Resolution mode to provide a spatial resolution of 300 metres. (Photo by NASA/ESA via Getty Images)
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Picture released 04 October 2006
Picture released 04 October 2006 by the European Space Agency shows an artist's impression of a unique type of exoplanet discovered with the Hubble Space Telescope. This image presents a purely speculative view of what such a "hot Jupiter" (word dedicated to planets so close to their stars with such short orbital periods) might look like. A seam of stars at the centre of the Milky Way has shown astronomers that an entirely new class of planets closely orbiting distant suns is waiting to be explored, according to a paper published 04 October 2006. An international team of astronomers, using a camera aboard NASA's Hubble telescope, delved into a zone of the Milky Way known as the "galactic bulge", thus called because it is rich in stars and in the gas and dust which go to make up stars and planets. The finding opens up a new area of investigation for space scientists probing extrasolar planets - planets that orbit stars other than our own. AFP PHOTO NASA/ESA/K. SAHU (STScI) AND THE SWEEPS SCIENCE TEAM (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
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This combo released 04 October 2006
This combo released 04 October 2006 by the European Space Agency shows two images of one-half of the Hubble Space Telescope field of view. A seam of stars at the centre of the Milky Way has shown astronomers that an entirely new class of planets closely orbiting distant suns is waiting to be explored, according to a paper published 04 October 2006. The green circles identify nine stars that are orbited by planets with periods of a few days. Planets so close to their stars with such short orbital periods are called "hot Jupiters." These are considered "candidate" exoplanets - planets that orbit stars other than our own - because most of them are too faint to allow for spectroscopic observations that would allow for a precise measure of the planet?s mass. The bottom frame identifies one of two stars in the field where astronomers were able to spectroscopically measure the star?s back-and-forth wobble due to the pull of the planet. The planet turns out to be less than 3.8 Jupiter masses. AFP PHOTO NASA/ESA/K. SAHU (STScI) AND THE SWEEPS SCIENCE TEAM (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
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Pluto No Longer Classified As A Planet
This undated image taken by the Hubble telescope shows Pluto and its moons: Charon, Nix, and Hydra.The International Astronomical Union announced on August 24, 2006 that it no longer considers Pluto a planet, a status it has held since its discovery in 1930. The announcement reduces the solar system from nine planets to eight. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
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Hubble Space Telescope Releases The Largest Picture Of Crab Nebula
DECEMBER 1: In this handout from NASA, the mosaic image, one of the largest ever taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope of the Crab Nebula, shows six-light-year-wide expanding remnant of a star's supernova explosion as released December 2, 2005. Japanese and Chinese astronomers witnessed this violent event nearly 1,000 years ago in 1054, together with, possibly, Native Americans. The orange filaments are the remains of the star and consist mostly of hydrogen. The rapidly spinning neutron star embedded in the center of the nebula is the dynamo powering the nebula's eerie interior bluish glow. The blue light comes from electrons whirling at nearly the speed of light around magnetic field lines from the neutron star. The neutron star, the crushed ultra-dense core of the exploded star, ejects twin beams of radiation that appear to pulse 30 times a second due to the neutron star's rotation. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
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Hubble Telescope Celebrates 15th Anniversary
APRIL 25: In this composite handout image released from the Hubble Space Telescope the Whirlpool Galaxy and Eagle Nebula (L) are seen , April 25, 2005 released for the Hubble's 15th anniversary. Nasa's Space Telescope has obited the Earth for 15 years and has taken more than 700,000 images of the comos. These images are two of the sharpest images Hubble has ever produced, taken with the newest camera. (Photo by Hubble Space Telescope/Nasa via Getty Images)
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Hubble Telescope Celebrates 15th Anniversary
APRIL 25: In this handout image released from the Hubble Space Telescope the Eagle Nebula is seen, April 25, 2005. Released for the Hubble's 15th anniversary. Nasa's Space Telescope has orbited the Earth for 15 years and has taken more than 700,000 images of the cosmos. This image is one of the sharpest images Hubble has ever produced, taken with the newest camera. (Photo by Hubble Space Telescope/Nasa via Getty Images)
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Hubble Telescope Celebrates 15th Anniversary
APRIL 25: In this handout image released from the Hubble Space Telescope the Whirlpool Galaxy is seen , April 25, 2005 released for the Hubble 15th anniversary. Nasa's Space Telescope has obited the Earth for 15 years and has taken more than 700,000 images of the comos. This image is one of the sharpest images Hubble has ever produced, taken with the newest camera. (Photo by Hubble Space Telescope/Nasa via Getty Images)
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This image released 07 October, 2004 by NASA shows Kepler's supernova remnant produced by combining data from NASA's three Great Observatories -- the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory. Kepler's supernova was first seen 400 years ago by sky watchers, including famous astronomer Johannes Kepler. The combined image unveils a bubble-shaped shroud of gas and dust that is 14 light-years wide and is expanding at 4 million miles per hour (2,000 kilometers per second). AFP PHOTO/NASA (Photo credit should read HO/AFP/Getty Images)
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One Of The Intrinsically Brightest Stars In Our Galaxy
One Of The Intrinsically Brightest Stars In Our Galaxy Appears As The Bright White Dot In The Center Of This Image Taken With Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble's Near Infrared Camera And Multi-Object Spectrometer (Nicmos) Was Needed To Take The Picture, Because The Star Is Hidden At The Galactic Center, Behind Obscuring Dust. Nicmos' Infrared Vision Penetrated The Dust To Reveal The Star, Which Is Glowing With The Radiance Of 10 Million Suns. The Image Also Shows One Of The Most Massive Stellar Eruptions Ever Seen In Space. The Radiant Star Has Enough Raw Power To Blow Off Two Expanding Shells (Magenta) Of Gas Equal To The Mass Of Several Of Our Suns. The Largest Shell Is So Big (4 Light-Years) It Would Stretch Nearly All The Way From Our Sun To The Next Nearest Star. The Outbursts Seen By Hubble Are Estimated To Be Only 4,000 And 6,000 Years Old, Respectively. Despite Such A Tremendous Mass Loss, Astronomers Estimate The Extraordinary Star May Presently Be 100 Times More Massive Than Our Sun, And May Have Started With As Much As 200 Solar Masses Of Material, But It Is Violently Shedding Much Of Its Mass. The Star Is 25,000 Light-Years Away In The Direction Of The Constellation Sagittarius. Despite Its Great Distance, The Star Would Be Visible To The Naked Eye As A Modest 4Th Magnitude Object If It Were Not For The Dust Between It And The Earth. This False-Colored Image Is A Composite Of Two Separately Filtered Images Taken With The Nicmos, On September 13,1997. The Field Of View Is 4.8 Light-Years Across, At The Star'S Distance Of 25,000 Light-Years. Resolution Is 0.075 Arc Seconds Per Pixel. (Photo By Getty Images)
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Nebula Known As N44C
An Image Of A Nebula, Known As N44C, Which Was Taken With The Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 Of Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope (Hst) In 1996, Is Being Presented By The Hubble Heritage Project May 9, 2002. N44C Is The Designation For A Region Of Glowing Hydrogen Gas Surrounding An Association Of Young Stars In The Large Magellanic Cloud, A Nearby, Small Companion Galaxy To The Milky Way Visible From The Southern Hemisphere. N44C Is Part Of The Larger N44 Complex, Which Includes Young, Hot, Massive Stars, Nebulae, And A "Superbubble" Blown Out By Multiple Supernova Explosions. Part Of The Superbubble Is Seen In Red At The Very Bottom Left Of The Hst Image. (Photo By Nasa/Getty Images)
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Pair Of Galaxies Engaged In A Celestial Dance
A Pair Of Galaxies Engaged In A Celestial Dance Of Cat And Mouse Or, In This Case, Mouse And Mouse, Are Seen In This Picture Released By Astronomers April 30, 2002. The Picture Was Taken By Advanced Camera For Surveys (Acs), The Newest Camera On Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope. Located 300 Million Lightyears Away In The Constellation Coma Berenices, The Colliding Galaxies Have Been Nicknamed "The Mice" Because Of The Long Tails Of Stars And Gas Emanating From Each Galaxy. Otherwise Known As Ngc 4676, The Pair Will Eventually Merge Into A Single Giant Galaxy. (Photo By Nasa/Getty Images)
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The Galaxy Ugc 10214
The Galaxy Ugc 10214 Is Seen In This Picture Unveil By Astronomers April 30, 2002. The Picture Was Taken In 1995 By The Advanced Camera For Surveys Aboard Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope. Dubbed The "Tadpole," This Spiral Galaxy Is Unlike The Textbook Images Of Stately Galaxies. Its Distorted Shape Was Caused By A Small Interloper, A Very Blue, Compact Galaxy Visible In The Upper Left Corner Of The More Massive "Tadpole." The Tadpole Resides About 420 Million Lightyears Away In The Constellation Draco. (Photo By Nasa/Getty Images)
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The Center Of The Omega Blankets
The Center Of The Omega Nebula, A Hotbed Of Newly Born Stars Wrapped In Colorful Blankets Of Glowing Gas And Cradled In An Enormous Cold, Dark Hydrogen Cloud, Is Seen This In This Picture Unveiled By Astronomers April 30, 2002. This Picture Was Taken April 1 And 2, 2002 By The Advanced Camera For Surveys Aboard Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope. The Region Of The Nebula Shown In This Photograph Is About 3,500 Times Wider Than Our Solar System. The Nebula, Also Called M17 And The Swan Nebula, Resides 5,500 Lightyears Away In The Constellation Sagittarius. (Photo By Nasa/Getty Images)
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The Cone Nebula
The Cone Nebula, An Innocuous Pillar Of Gas And Dust, Is Seen In This Picture Unveiled By Astronomers April 30, 2002. This Picture, Taken In 1995 By The Advanced Camera For Surveys Aboard Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope, Shows The Upper 2.5 Lightyears Of The Nebula, A Height That Equals 23 Million Roundtrips To The Moon. The Entire Nebula Is 7 Lightyears Long. The Cone Nebula Resides 2,500 Lightyears Away In The Constellation Monoceros. (Photo By Nasa/Getty Images)
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Space New Hubble Images
Space New Hubble Images Uncover Important Clues About The Galaxy's Origins And Beginnings. (Photo By Nasa/Getty Images)
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Space New Hubble Images
Space New Hubble Images Uncover Important Clues About The Galaxy's Origins And Beginnings. (Photo By Nasa/Getty Images)
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Hubble Captures Image Of Dying Star
This NASA image shows ladder-like structures within a dying star. This new image, taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, reveals startling new details of one of the most unusual nebulae known in our Milky Way. Cataloged as HD 44179, this nebula is more commonly called the "Red Rectangle" because of its unique shape and color as seen with ground-based telescopes. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
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Hubble Reveals Oldest Seen galaxies
In this NASA handout, a view of deepest view of the visible universe ever achieved are seen in a Hubble Telescope composite photograph released March 9, 2004. The Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF) photograph is a composite of a million one-second exposures and reveals galaxies from the time shortly after the big bang. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
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Hubble Reveals Oldest Seen galaxies
In this NASA handout, a view of deepest view of the visible universe ever achieved are seen in a Hubble Telescope composite photograph released March 9, 2004. The Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF) photograph is a composite of a million one-second exposures and reveals galaxies from the time shortly after the big bang. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
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Nebula IC 1396
Resembling a flaming creature on the run, this image exposes the hidden interior of a dark and dusty cloud in the emission Nebula IC 1396. Young stars previously obscured by dust can be seen here for the first time. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
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This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image released 04 December, 2003 shows a festively colored nebula, called NGC 604, one of the largest known seething cauldrons of star birth in a nearby galaxy. NGC 604 is similar to familiar star-birth regions in our Milky Way galaxy, such as the Orion Nebula, but it is vastly larger in extent and contains many more recently formed stars. This monstrous star-birth region contains more than 200 brilliant blue stars within a cloud of glowing gases some 1,300 light-years across, nearly 100 times the size of the Orion Nebula. The bright stars in NGC 604 are extremely young by astronomical standards, having formed a mere 3 million years ago. AFP PHOTO/HO NASA/The Hubble Heritage Team /(AURA/STScI) (Photo credit should read NASA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Hubble Photos
Seen in this undated handout photo, dramatic dark dust knots and complex structures are sculpted by the high-velocity stellar winds and high-energy radiation from the ultra-luminous variable star called Eta Carinae. This image shows a region in the Carina Nebula between two large clusters of some of the most massive and hottest known stars. This NASA Hubble Space Telescope close-up view shows only a three light-year-wide portion of the entire Carina Nebula, which has a diameter of over 200 light-years. Taken with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 in July 2002, this color image is a composite of ultraviolet, visible, and infrared filters that have been assigned the colors blue, green, and red, respectively. (Photo by NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team via Getty Images)
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Hubble Space Telescope
In this image released by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Hubble Space Telescope is backdropped against black space as the Space Shuttle Columbia, with a crew of seven astronauts on board, eases closer March 3, 2002 in order to latch its 50-foot-long robotic arm onto a fixture on the giant telescope. NASA plans to replace the Hubble telescope with the new James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and plans to deorbit the Hubble telescope sometime in 2010. According to Anne Kinney, division director of astronomy and physics at NASA headquarters, NASA states August 1, 2003 that it is firmly committed to the new JWST, a deep-space observatory due for launch in 2011 on a European Ariane 5 rocket. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
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NASA Studies Starburst Galaxy NGC 3310
In this image released by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the galaxy NGC 3310, a starburst galaxy that is forming clusters of new stars at a prodigious rate, is shown taken by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Septemer 7, 2001 while in space. Nasa plans to replace the Hubble telescope with the new James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and plans to deorbit the Hubble telescope sometime in 2010. According to Anne Kinney, division director of astronomy and physics at NASA headquarters, NASA states August 1, 2003 that it is firmly committed to the new JWST, a deep-space observatory due for launch in 2011 on a European Ariane 5 rocket. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
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Hubble Captures Light Echo From Star Outburst
These images from the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys, showing "the reverberation of light through space caused by an unusual stellar outburst" starting on May 20, 2002, were released by NASA on March 26, 2003. The outburst came from the red super-giant star called V838 Monocerotis. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
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Hubble Observes An Evaporating Planet
ARTIST'S IMPRESSION - MARCH 12: This handout image from the European Space Agency shows an artist's impression of the hydrogen atmosphere of transiting planet HD 209458b streaming off of the planet as it orbits close to its parent star on March 12, 2003. According to the ESA the Hubble Space Telescope made observations of the planet, which is described as a "hot Jupiter" because the gas giant is similar to Jupiter in our solar system and because orbits precariously close to its parent star. (Photo by Alfred Vidal-Madjar/ESA/NASA/Getty Images)
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Chandra And Hubble Capture Galactic Gas Blown By Super Winds
This NASA composite image of galaxy NGC 3079 was created by combining images from the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory on February 25, 2003. Large filaments of gas blown out from the center of the galaxy by "super winds" from either a black hole or an exploding star, are visible in the Chandra image (blue) superimposed over the Hubble optical spectrum image (red and green). (Photo by NASA/CXC/U. North Carolina/G. Cecil/Getty Images)
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Hubble Take Close-up Image Of M27
This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the "Dumbbell Nebula" or M27 on February 11, 2003. The nebula, which lies 1,200 light-years away, was formed when an old star shed its outer layers. Charles Messier discovered the Dumbbell Nebula in 1764. (Photo by NASA/Hubble Heritage Team/Getty Images)
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Hubble Peers At Quasar With Blinders On
This image of the quasar 3C 273 was released by NASA on January 10, 2003. The image was created by the Hubble Space Telescope using a coronagraph camera, which blocks light from the center of the quasar allowing astronomers to glimpse the quasar's surrounding galaxy which is usually obscured by intense light. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
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Astronomers Find Radio-Jets In An Unusual Place
This composite image shows a giant radio-emitting jet shooting out from the spiral galaxy 0313-192 on January 8, 2003. The image of the red streaks coming from the center of the galaxy was captured by the Vary Large Array (VLA) radio telescope was superimposed on a true color image of the galaxy captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Astronomers are puzzled by the radio-jets because they believed spiral galaxies were incapable of producing this type of radiation. (Photo by NASA /Getty Images)
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Astronomers Find Radio-Jets In An Unusual Place
This composite image shows a giant radio-emitting jet shooting out from the spiral galaxy 0313-192 on January 8, 2003. The image of the red streaks coming from the center of the galaxy was captured by the Vary Large Array (VLA) radio telescope was superimposed on a true color image of the galaxy captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Astronomers are puzzled by the radio-jets because they believed spiral galaxies were incapable of producing this type of radiation. (Photo by NASA /Getty Images)
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Hubble Uses Natural Lens To Magnify Distant Galaxies
This deep-space image was created using a gravitational lens created by a cluster of galaxies on January 7, 2003. The Hubble Space Telescope made a 13-hour exposure through a tight cluster of galaxies called Abell 1689 located 2.2 billion light-years away. The galaxies seen through the cluster are 13 billion light-years away and are magnified by gravity from Abell 1689. (Photo by NASA/STScI/ACS/ESA/Getty Images)
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Image Of Planet-Forming Dust Captured By Hubble
This image is a computer generated interpretation of a new Hubble Space Telescope image of a cloud of dust around a young star 320 light-years from Earth on January 7, 2003. The Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys captured the image of the star called HD 141569A. According to NASA, it is the "clearest view yet" of planet forming dust around a star. This image shows what the star would look like if we were directly above. (Photo by NASA/ESA/Getty Images)
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Hubble Captures Image Of Small, Young Galaxy
This image, released by NASA on December 19, 2002, shows the young, forming galaxy POX 186 and is a composite of three images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in March and June, 2000. The 900 light-year wide galaxy is very small in galactic terms and is made up of only 10 million young stars. POX 189 lies in the constellation Virgo and is 68 million light years from earth. (Photo by NASA/CSC/STSci/Michael Corbin/Getty Images)
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Hubble Captures Image Of Merging Galaxies
This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a group of galaxies called the Seyfert's Sextet on June 26, 2000. Although the name of this grouping suggests that there are six, there are in reality only four galaxies in the group that are slowly merging into one. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
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Scientists Capture Deep Space Image Of Early Universe
This image of galaxies in the farthest reaches of deep space was released by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) on December 11, 2002. An international group of scientists captured this image in a weeklong exposure with the European Southern Observatory's 27-foot (8.2-meter) Very Large Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope. (Photo by ESO/Getty Images)
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Scientists Capture Deep Space Image Of Early Universe
This image of galaxies in the farthest reaches of deep space was released by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) on December 11, 2002. An international group of scientists captured this image in a weeklong exposure with the European Southern Observatory's 27-foot (8.2-meter) Very Large Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope. (Photo by ESO/Getty Images)
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Chandra Uncovers Two Black Holes In Same Galaxy
An optical and x-ray observation of the galaxy NGC6240 is shown in this handout image from the NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-Ray observatory on November 19, 2002. The new x-ray observations of the galaxy have revealed two super-massive black holes at the center of the galaxy. The black holes will eventually merge in a cataclysmic event that will cause warps or gravitational waves in space. (Photo by NASA/CXC/MPE/S.Komossa/Getty Images)
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Fast-Moving, Star-Sized Black Hole Tracked By Hubble
This undated artist's interpretation of the star-sized black hole GRO J1655-40, currently traveling in our solar system at 250,000 miles per hour, was released on November 18, 2002. According to astronomers using data from the Hubble Space telescope this black hole, also known as a "microquasar," is assimilating material from a its companion star. (Photo by FAECIASP/NASA/ Conicet of Argentina/Getty Images)
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Burst of Star Formation Drives Bubble in Galaxy''s Core
These NASA Hubble Space Telescope snapshots reveal a white bubble of activity within the core of the galaxy NGC 3079, as hot gas is rises from glowing matter. The picture at left shows the bubble in the center of the galaxy''s disk. The structure is more than 3,000 light-years wide and rises 3,500 light-years above the galaxy''s disk. The smaller photo at right is a close-up view of the bubble. Astronomers suspect that the bubble is being blown by "winds" (high-speed streams of particles) released during a burst of star formation. The two white dots just above the bubble are probably stars in the galaxy. (Photo courtesy NASA/Getty Images)
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Hubble Images Of Warped Disk Galaxy
A Hubble telescope edge-on view of the ESO 510-G13 galaxy is seen in this undated NASA photograph. The image shows the galaxy''s warped dusty disk and shows how colliding galaxies spawn the formation of new generations of stars. The dust and spiral arms of normal spiral galaxies, like our own Milky Way, appear flat when viewed edge-on. This galaxy by contrast has an unusual twisted disk structure. (Photo courtesy of NASA via Getty Images)
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Hubble''s Panoramic Portrait of a Vast Star-Forming Region
An image from NASA''s Hubble Space Telescope of a vast, sculpted landscape of gas and dust where thousands of stars are being born, July 26, 2001. The star-forming region, called the 30 Doradus Nebula, has the largest cluster of massive stars within the closest 25 galaxies. (Photo Courtesy of NASA/Getty Images)
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Hubble Telescope Sends Image Of Ghostly Nebula
The Hubble Space Telescope took this image of a dying star named "NGC 6369" on November 7, 2002. The star, also known as the "Little Ghost Nebula," is 2000 to 5000 light years from earth and is similar in mass to our Sun. The ghostly halo surrounding the star is caused by the shedding of the stars outer layers during the final stages of its life cycle. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
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HUBBLE's 10TH ANNIVERSARY
The Pistol Star Nebula as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope October 8, 1997. The Hubble celebrates its 10th anniversary on April 24, 2000. (Photo courtesy NASA)
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(Courtesy of NASA)
A nebula in the constellation Orion
Just weeks after NASA astronauts repaired the Hubble Space Telescope in December, 1999, the Hubble Heritage Project snapped this picture of NGC 1999, a nebula in the constellation Orion. The Heritage astronomers, in collaboration with scientists in Texas and Ireland, used Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) to obtain the color image. (Courtesy of NASA)
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Carina Nebula (NGC 3372)
Previously unseen details of a mysterious, complex structure within the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372) are revealed by this image of the "Keyhole Nebula," obtained with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The picture is a montage assembled from four different April 1999 telescope pointings with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2. The picture is dominated by a large, approximately circular feature, which is part of the Keyhole Nebula, about 8000 light-years from Earth. The Carina Nebula also contains several other stars that are among the hottest and most massive known, each about ten times as hot, and 100 times as massive as the sun. (Courtesy of NASA)
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(Courtesy of NASA)
Orion nebula
A spectacular color panorama of the center of the Orion nebula is one of the largest pictures ever assembled from individual images taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The picture, seamlessly composited from a mosaic of 15 separate fields, covers an area of sky about five percent of the area covered by the full moon. (Courtesy of NASA)
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The Rings of the Panet Saturn
These Hubble Space Telescope images, captured from 1996 to 2000, show Saturn''s rings open up from just past edge-on to nearly fully open as it moves from autumn towards winter in its Northern Hemisphere, part of the course of its 29-year journey around the Sun. (Photo courtesy of NASA via Getty Images)
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Crab Nebula Pictured In Spectacular Composite
A composite image of the Crab Nebula showing X-ray (blue), and optical (red) images superimposed is shown in this undated photo. Multiple observations made over several months with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope captured the spectacle of matter and antimatter propelled to nearly the speed of light by the Crab pulsar, a rapidly rotating neutron star the size of Manhattan. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
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Crab Nebula Pictured In Spectacular Composite
Multiple images of the Crab Nebula made over a span of several months are shown in this undated photo. The images, made over several months with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, provide moving pictures of matter and antimatter propelled to nearly the speed of light by the Crab pulsar, a rapidly rotating neutron star the size of Manhattan. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
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Hubble Telescope Captures New Star Cluster
image recorded by the Hubble telescope on July 10, 2001 shows two clusters of stars, called NGC 1850, located in a neighboring galaxy called the Large Magellanic Cloud. The photo''s centerpiece is a young, "globular-like" star cluster - a type of object unknown in our own Milky Way Galaxy. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
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Hubble Photo Shows Destruction of Interstellar Cloud
This image captured by NASA''s Hubble Space Telescope shows a dark interstellar cloud being destroyed by the passage of one of the brightest stars in the Pleiades star cluster. In this photo released December 8, 2000, the star is seen reflecting light off the surface of pitch black clouds of cold gas laced with dust. These clouds are called reflection nebulae. (Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)
(Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)
(Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)
Hubble Telescope Captures Galaxy Collision
An image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, released by NASA November 2, 2000, shows a striking example of a galaxy collision more than 200 million light year away, in NGC 6745. The yellowish center of the photo shows a large spiral galaxy with its core still intact, colliding with a smaller galaxy seen in the bright blue sections of the image. The blue light shows the distinct path taken by the smaller galaxy during the encounter, as the galaxies did not merely interact gravitationally as they passed one another, but actually collided. (Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)
(Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)
(Photo courtesy NASA)
HUBBLE's 10TH ANNIVERSARY
The Stingray Nebula as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope April 2, 1998. the Hubble celebrates its 10th anniversary on April 24, 2000. (Photo courtesy NASA)
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(Photo by NASA)
Hubble Space Telescope photo of spiral galaxy NGC 4414
The majestic spiral galaxy NGC 4414 as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope. (Photo by NASA)
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Advanced Camera Will Give Hubble A New View Of The Universe
A simulated image of how the universe will look through the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), a new camera for NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, which will offer deeper, wider and faster views of outer space than the current generation of cameras on Hubble, February 15, 2002. The combination of ACS's improved sensitivity and larger field of view is expected to produce a tenfold improvement in discovery efficiency for Hubble. (Photo Courtesy of NASA and the ACS Science Team/Getty Images)
(Photo Courtesy of NASA and the ACS Science Team/Getty Images)
(Photo Courtesy of NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team/Getty Images)
Hubble Reveals "Backwards" Spiral Galaxy
This image shows NGC 4622 and its outer pair of winding arms full of new stars, shown in blue. The galaxy NGC 4622 appears to be rotating in the opposite direction to what was expected. Pictures from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope helped astronomers determine that the galaxy may be spinning clockwise by showing which side of the galaxy is closer to Earth. This Hubble telescope photo of the oddball galaxy is presented by the Hubble Heritage team. (Photo Courtesy of NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team/Getty Images)
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Fragments Of An Exploded Star
An image of a Cas A supernova reveals the remnants of a section of the upper rim of the youngest known supervova identified in our Milky Way galaxy. Dozens of tiny clumps near the top of the image are actually small fragments of the star and each clump is approximately ten times larger than the diameter of our solar system. The varying colors of the supernova are caused by glowing atoms. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
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Hubble Telescope Image
Glowing dark clouds float in this undated recent image taken with the Hubble Space Telescope. These dense, opaque dust clouds - known as "globules" - are silhouetted against nearby bright stars in the busy star-forming region, IC 2944. These stars are much hotter and much more massive than our Sun. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
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Hubble Heritage Image of Galaxy
An image from Hubble Heritage of NGC 6782, which illustrates that the appearance of a galaxy can depend strongly on the color of the light with which it is viewed, released November 1, 2001. The spiral galaxy, when seen in visible light, exhibits tightly wound spiral arms that give it a pinwheel shape similar to that of many other spirals. However, when the galaxy is viewed in ultraviolet light with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, its shape is different. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
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Cone Nebula
An image of the tip of the Cone Nebula, which is about half a light-year long as taken by the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, released June 5, 2002. The entire nebula is 7 light-years long. The Cone resides in a turbulent star-forming region, located 2,500 light-years away in the constellation Monoceros. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
(Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
(Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
Cone Nebula
An image of the tip of the Cone Nebula, which is about half a light-year long as taken by the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope as it penetrated layers of dust in a star-forming cloud to uncover a dense, craggy edifice of dust and gas, released June 5, 2002. The entire nebula is 7 light-years long. The Cone resides in a turbulent star-forming region, located 2,500 light-years away in the constellation Monoceros. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)
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A photo released by the NASA/ESA Hubble
A photo released by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope on February 5, 2009 of an unusual spiral galaxy in the Coma Galaxy Cluster in the northern constellation of Coma Berenices, the hair of Queen Berenice. The cluster, also known as Abell 1656, is about 320 million light-years from Earth and contains more than 1000 members. The brightest galaxies, including NGC 4921 shown here, were discovered back in the late 18th century by William Herschel. AFP PHOTO/NASA/ESA Hubble (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
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