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Friday, 23 July 2010 23:59

Speedy star gets expelled from Milky Way

U.S. astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have conjectured that a very rare hypervelocity star (a really fast one) was flung out of our Milky Way galaxy by its supermassive black hole over one hundred million years ago.

 

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Saturday, 17 July 2010 22:50

HD 209458b: Is it a comet or a planet?

How about a planet that acts like a comet! The Hubble Space Telescope has found planet HD 209458b. NASA says it is a gas giant that is so close to its star'”about 4 million miles away'”that its atmosphere is escaping into space so fast that the created winds look like a sweeping tail of a comet.

 

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Tuesday, 20 April 2010 23:25

NASA extends Hubble's science mission

NASA announced on April 18, 2010, that it has extended the science operations contract for the Hubble Space Telescope through the date of April 30, 2013. An extended life for Hubble means more scientific discoveries of the universe await us here on Earth.

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