Space telescopes reveal previously unknown brilliant X-ray explosion in our Milky Way galaxy

Public release date: 22-Oct-2010 [ | E-mail | Share ] Contact: Barbara Kennedy 814-863-4682 Penn State Astronomers in Japan, using an X-ray detector on the International Space Station, and […]

Hubble Spins the Wheel on Star Birth

Hubble Telescope Searches For Star Birth Spiral galaxy NGC 3982. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Galaxies are like snowflakes, with no two looking exactly the same. […]

Astronomy Without A Telescope – No Metal, No Planet?

The spiral galaxy NGC 4565, a rough analogue of the Milky Way – and with distinctly dusty outer regions. Credit: ESO. A Japanese team of astronomers have reported a strong […]

Hubble data used to look 10,000 years into the future

Public release date: 26-Oct-2010 [ | E-mail | Share ] Contact: Oli Usher 49-893-200-6855 ESA/Hubble Information Centre Astronomers are used to looking millions of years into the past. Now […]

Understanding the Unusual LCROSS Ejecta Plume

  LCROSS was an unusual mission, in that it relied on an impact in order to study a planetary body. Not only was the mission unusual, but so was the […]