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Happy 25th Birthday Hubble !!!

Today marks the 25th birthday of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).

24th of April 1990 the Hubble Space Telescope was launched.  Initially providing blurry images due to a problem with its primary mirror, the telescope was serviced by a Space Shuttle mission and after this provided excellent images of those never seen before. 173 more words


This smiling galaxy cluster in NASA's image archive looks like an emoji

The Hubble Space Telescope is responsible for some of the most beautiful images of the universe ever taken. It has captured countless stars and swirling galaxies and unthinkably huge nebulae. 197 more words

Mapping Mass in a Frontier Fields Cluster

The Frontier Fields project’s examination of galaxy cluster MACS J0416.1-2403 has led to a precise map that shows both the amount and distribution of matter in the cluster. 460 more words

Frontier Fields

Best of Space Images

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Frontier Fields Public Lecture

Want to hear about the Frontier Fields project straight from the scientist? On August 5, 2014, principal investigator Dr. Jennifer Lotz gave a public lecture entitled “The Frontier Fields: a Sneak Peek at the First Billion Years of the Universe” and the recorded webcast is available at the link below. 233 more words

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There is an interview with Bicep2 team leader John Kovac of Harvard University published today. In it Kovac reaffirms his discovery, subject to the resolution of the foreground/background issue: 519 more words

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