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Ever wonder what Hubble saw on your birthday?
Here’s what Hubble captured #OTD in 2000 – the galaxy NGC 4013, seen edge-on from 55 million light-years away!
Find your image: https://t.co/YWQwIX8ZMC https://t.co/bObvG4dgve
This #HubbleClassic image shows Abell 1689, which is one of the most massive clusters of galaxies known to exist.
Abell 1689 is made up of so much matter that it warps light traveling to us from objects located behind the galaxy cluster: https://t.co/GMp5rS3nXD https://t.co/us6Mcku58Q
A cosmic treasure trove! 🤩
This #HubbleFriday contains lots of astronomical marvels: the hazy galaxy UGC 7983, more distant galaxies, and even an asteroid, seen as four streaks of light on the upper left (from four exposures taken by Hubble).
For more: https://t.co/OPyPKC1DkG https://t.co/o60ZRYxUuj
#OTD in 2006, NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto launched!
With its space-based observations, Hubble has helped support planetary missions like New Horizons. Learn more in this video! https://t.co/NkEn9LfTfb
This nebula’s weather forecast? 200,000 degrees Celsius!
That’s the surface temperature of the dying star at the center of the nebula NGC 2440.
It’s shedding outer layers of material to create the complex structure seen in this #HubbleClassic image: https://t.co/qSwfr1AdxY https://t.co/aQuTIzaTfv
This week's image shows a galactic gathering. On the right, the faint, sparse galaxy LEDA 48062 shines from 30 million light-years away. On the left is a more sharply defined galaxy called UGC 8603: https://t.co/tr1p9Q9fVN https://t.co/8nktFIVasL
News from #AAS241!
Hubble recorded a star's final moments as it was ripped apart and eaten up by a black hole – getting twisted into a donut-like shape in the process.
Find out more: https://t.co/CEGLVP2Nly https://t.co/QUbdp6RpNa
In an image released today at #AAS241, @NASAWebb's near-infrared sensitivity detected dust in disks of material surrounding forming stars – which means that this region might contain the building blocks for not just stars, but planets as well! https://t.co/qch7VKmBBG
The Hubble view (above on the left) shows NGC 346 in visible and near-infrared light. Outflows and radiation from young stars are wearing away at the denser outer portions of the region!
Stars across the spectrum!
These two views of NGC 346 show a dynamic, massive star-forming region in the Small Magellanic Cloud, which is a satellite galaxy to our own Milky Way.
What's going on in NGC 346? https://t.co/UrItoCROR9
M81 is one of the brightest galaxies in the night sky!
Seen in this #HubbleClassic view, M81 resides about 11.6 million light-years away. It's home to a black hole about 15 times the mass of our Milky Way Galaxy’s central black hole!
Read more: https://t.co/KOWwo6ozAV https://t.co/nxZZQnQOjd
For those at #AAS241, author Chris Gainor will give a talk called "Canada and the Hubble Space Telescope."
It will take place on January 9 at 2:20 p.m. in the Historical Astronomy Division Section III session in Room 614.
Hoping to read more books in 2023? Get started with the Hubble history book “Not Yet Imagined"!
1) Get a free e-book: https://t.co/y3rPsrKli2
2) Or if you're at #AAS241, swing by the @NASA Booth from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Jan. 8 or 10-11 a.m. on Jan. 9 to get a signed copy!
Welcome to the first #HubbleFriday of 2023!
This image features the star cluster NGC 6355, which resides within our own Milky Way Galaxy at a distance of about 50,000 light-years.
Read more: https://t.co/cezkNuQF9D https://t.co/2nLJAteklF
Put your Hubble knowledge to the test with our short Q&A videos.
Ready? Let's go: https://t.co/d3nm5Uieps https://t.co/E6mIp7w4PQ
In these images, the blue color is added to represent Hubble data that captured a phenomenon called intracluster light, which is an extremely faint glow that traces a distribution of light from these wandering stars.
Within galaxy clusters, some stars lurk among the galaxies on their own, giving off a ghostly haze of light.
Billions of years ago these stars were shed from their parent galaxies and now drift through intergalactic space: https://t.co/VjXo2OndNs https://t.co/H2B7lOTGQb
Today’s #HubbleClassic brings us back to the 90s!
This Hubble image taken in 1997 shows the young planetary nebula Henize 3-401, one of the longest planetary nebulae ever discovered.
A central star glows in the center of two oblong outflows of gas: https://t.co/sEgfm4Pla9 https://t.co/bduEBUkvbn
Look up tonight! All the planets in our solar system are visible (some with the help of a telescope). Check your favorite stargazing site for more info!
Of course, you can look at Hubble’s planet images anytime, like this one of Saturn! For more: https://t.co/DPqb342Og0 https://t.co/YmTUBmksXM
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