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Hubble Surveys the Homes of Quasars

The Space Telescope Electronic Information Service has recently released breathtaking Hubble Telescope photos of galaxies that "host" quasars. The quasars seem to "live in a remarkable variety of galaxies, many of which are violently colliding....Hubble researchers are intrigued by the fact that the quasars studied do not appear to have obviously damaged the galaxies in which they live." The...
HubbleSite NewsCenter 1996-01: Hubble's Deepest View of the Universe Unveils Bewildering Galaxies across Billions of Years

The Hubble Telescope's "deepest-ever view of the universe" is available for viewing. "Several hundred never before seen galaxies are visible in this 'deepest-ever' view of the universe, called the Hubble Deep Field (HDF), made with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Besides the classical spiral and elliptical shaped galaxies, there is a bewildering variety of other galaxy shapes and colors that are...
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

The Space Telescope Science Institute site is an archive of Hubble Space Telescope images and information that provides an astounding portal to the Earth, Solar System, galaxy, and universe. The site features the latest pictures from the telescope, along with information about new findings, information about the telescope, and an archive of images. NASA related sites describe current happenings...
Astronomers Track Down Asteroids in Hubble Archive

This site provides information related to the recently discovered asteroid 1997XF11. The Space Science Telescope Institute site has begun to document how astronomers are using photos from the Hubble Space Telescope to find asteroids; over 100 small asteroids have so far been found, of which captioned examples of four (in various formats) are now available.
Hubble Takes First Image of a Possible Planet Around Another Star and Finds a Runaway World

The Hubble Space Telescope has returned an image of what is possibly the first planet outside our solar system. TMR-1C, about 450 light years away in the constellation Taurus, appears to have been "flung away from the vicinity of a newly forming pair of binary stars," as evidenced by a luminescent filament leading from the "planet" back to the stars. "Susan Terebey of the Extrasolar Research...
Multiple Galaxy Collisions Surprise Hubble Astronomers

Recent surprising discoveries have led Hubble space telescope astronomers to rethink theories on a class of galaxies called ultra-luminous infrared galaxies (ULIRG). It was previously believed that only pairs of galaxies were interacting in ULIRGs, but recent photos from Hubble show multiple collisions of four or even five galaxies smashing together. The images, provided at this site, offer a...
Hubble Provides A Moving Look At Neptune's Stormy Disposition

NASA offers these images from the Hubble Space Telescope and the Galileo Project. Simultaneous observations at Hubble and NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility on Mauna Kea, Hawaii have also provided glimpses into Neptune's huge storms and equatorial winds of 900 mph. The site provides a press release, images, and a Quicktime animation.
Peering into the Heart of the Crab Nebula

This site, from one of NASA's premier telescopes, should offer plenty to users with even a passing interest in astronomy and space exploration. The site features some recently released images of the Crab Nebula from the Hubble Space Telescope which reveal the structure of the Nebula's center with unprecedented detail. The images are offered in several sizes and formats, along with a QuickTime...
Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe

This site is a companion to the travelling Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) and Smithsonian exhibition. Offerings include numerous brief, illustrated fact sheets on the telescope and the universe, movies, related links, and information on the travelling exhibit. This modest but well-crafted site offers a nice educational diversion for anyone interested in astronomy.
Hubble: A View to the Edge of Space

This feature from the Exploratorium Museum (last mentioned in the May 30, 2000 Scout Report) offers a nice, compact overview of the Hubble Space telescope and what we have learned from its observations. Aimed at a general audience, the site's contents include a tour of Hubble, a gallery of images and information on how these are produced, and an introduction to the people behind Hubble, among...
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