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It’s time! This month, we feature a beautiful map of the sky. What does this map show? Put your response in the comments and check back tomorrow for our answer. (Credit: ESA and the Planck Collaboration.)
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Storms. Seasons. Auroras. And a moon with liquid lakes and seas! Saturn has it all, which is why will study it. Learn more about how will examine the ringed planet and its moon Titan:
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HubbleTelescope Jun 18
Is the hot gas in the foreground one elliptical galaxy? Or a group of galaxies that collided long ago? What we know: NGC 1132 contains enormous concentrations of dark matter and its strong X-ray glow is normally found in galaxy groups. Keep reading:
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Need an amazing view of hundreds of baby stars? ! This near-infrared view shows a remarkably prolific star-forming region known as 30 Dor. will examine stellar nurseries like this to learn how they function.
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HubbleTelescope Jun 13
to 15 years ago, when a new Hubble IMAX film took viewers on a visually stunning journey through the cosmos! “Hubble: Galaxies Across Space and Time” is available for your viewing pleasure on YouTube:
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HubbleTelescope Jun 13
Astronomers have learned that the yellow coloring on Jupiter’s moon Europa is due to irradiated sodium chloride—otherwise known as table salt. Since that salt likely comes from Europa’s subsurface ocean, that ocean may be more life-friendly than thought:
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Ever wonder what it’s like to compose an image of a galaxy? Now’s your opportunity to explore the process! This summer’s NASA’s Astrophoto Challenge centers on the Whirlpool Galaxy and runs through July 31. Get started today:
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HubbleTelescope Jun 12
Can you spot the supernova remnant in this image? Take a minute … It’s not the lavender hues at top right (a star-forming region!), it’s the blue filaments at the center. Explore the image in detail:
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HubbleTelescope Jun 10
Hubble captured a tempest in the “teacup” galaxy. The bright quasar at the heart of the galaxy outshines all its stars and has blasted out a huge bubble, which shapes the teacup’s “handle.”
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HubbleTelescope Jun 8
answer time! What other world has surface seas? Answer: Saturn’s moon Titan. It’s the only other world known to have liquid on its surface, but Titan’s oceans and lakes are filled with liquid methane, not water:
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HubbleTelescope Jun 7
time! We know the oceans on our world are very special. Where have liquid seas been found on the surface other than Earth? A. Nowhere B. Saturn’s moon Titan C. Jupiter’s moon Europa D. An exoplanet in the Orion Nebula
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SpaceTelescope Jun 7
: Gamma rays are produced by the hottest and most energetic objects in the universe—but what are their sources in the Milky Way? Watch a talk by Dr. Christopher Britt of :
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HubbleTelescope Jun 4
Celebrate national day with this adorable photo of Edwin Hubble and his loyal companion, Nicolas Copernicus. (Credit: Edwin Hubble Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California)
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Gamma rays, the highest energy light in the electromagnetic spectrum, generally arise from extreme events. Watch as Dr. Christopher Britt of probes their possible origins in the during TONIGHT’S public talk at 8 p.m. EST:
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Astronomers have directly imaged two exoplanets carving a gap in a planet-forming disk as they gather material. This is only the second multi-planet system to be directly imaged.
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SpaceTelescope May 31
Since the , we’ve known that stars warp space and bend light. Turns out small planets do the same thing! Find out more about how WFIRST will use microlensing to detect exoplanets across the galaxy: Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI).
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SpaceTelescope May 30
Bask in June 21st summer solstice! Also spot the full moon June 16-17. Look to the stars to see Hercules pointing to a globular star cluster and Draco to the Cat’s Eye Nebula. Watch “Tonight’s Sky” to learn about this month’s constellations:
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SpaceTelescope May 29
A century ago today, the confluence of favorable weather and a total solar eclipse gave researchers the first opportunity to observe the space-time warping effects of the Sun. Learn more in this video developed by NASA’s :
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SpaceTelescope May 29
A Saturn-sized exoplanet. A ring of dust and planetesimals. A mystery object that might be an exoplanet or a brown dwarf. will open a new window on these targets, observing them in wavelengths at which they have never been seen before.
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SpaceTelescope May 28
What causes energetic cosmic emissions at the center of the Milky Way? Watch a free talk by Dr. Christopher Britt of on Tuesday, June 4 at 8 p.m. EST!
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