Astrophysics Science Division (660) Highlights

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NASA Hubble Instruments Highlight New National Air and Space Museum Exhibit

04.23.2014
Two instruments that played critical roles in discoveries made by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope now are on display in an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington.

James Webb Space Telescope Highlighted at USA Science and Engineering Festival

04.22.2014
The James Webb Space Telescope is going to "fly" into the USA Science and Engineering Festival on April 26 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT.

Hubble Sees Galaxies Spiraling around Leo

04.18.2014
Shown here is a spiral galaxy known as NGC 3455, which lies some 65 million light-years away from us in the constellation of Leo (the Lion).
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Congratulations to Julie McEnery

04/23/2014
Julie McEnery has been elected as vice-chair/chair of the Division of Astrophysics in the American Physical Society. This is a 4 year appointment where she starts as vice-chair now, and will become the chair in two years time.

Goddard View

04/16/2014
The last piece of the James Webb Space Telescope's heart was installed inside the world's largest clean room. Read about it in the latest issue of the Goddard View. (Volume 10, Issue 14)

2013 Robert H. Goddard Awards for ASD

02/06/2014
Science (Individual and Team Recognition) Elizabeth Hays (661), Aki Roberge (667), Charles Bowers (667)
Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity (Individual and Team Recognition John Baker (663), Jane Rigby (665)
Mentoring (Individual and Team Recognition) The Balloon Experimental Twin Telescope for Infrared Interferometry (BETTII) Team - Stephen Rinehart (665)
Outreach (Individual and Team Recognition) Amber Straughn (665)
Robert H. Goddard Award of Merit (Individual Only) Alice Harding (663)
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Images

Hubble Celebrates 24th Anniversary with Infrared Image of Nearby Star Factory

03/19/2014
The images demonstrate Hubble's powerful infrared vision and reveal a shadowy, dense knot of gas and dust sharply contrasted against a backdrop of brilliant glowing gas in the Monkey Head Nebula.

Distant Quasar RX J1131

03/06/2014
Multiple images of a distant quasar are visible in this combined view from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope.

Hubble Monitors Supernova In Nearby Galaxy M82

03/21/2014
This composite image of a supernova explosion called SN 2014J in the galaxy M82 is an HST image of the closest supernova of its type discovered in the past few decades.
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