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Astrophysics Science Division (660) Highlights

Press Releases & Feature Stories

Hubble Sees a Dying Star's Final Moments

07.31.2015
A dying star’s final moments are captured in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Round of Testing Completed on Webb Telescope Flight Mirrors

07.28.2015
This July 11, 2015 photograph captures one of the final James Webb Space Telescope flight primary mirror segments to be processed through Goddard's Calibration, Integration and Alignment Facility.

Hubble Looks in on a Galactic Nursery

07.24.2015
This dramatic image shows the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s view of dwarf galaxy known as NGC 1140, which lies 60 million light-years away in the constellation of Eridanus.
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Local News

Klumpke-Roberts Award Winners

07/20/2015
The Klumpke-Roberts Award of the ASP is awarded annually to an individual or individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy. Jerry Bonnell (661) and Bob Nemiroff (Michigan Tech) were selected for their work on Astronomy Picture of the Day.

Goddard View

08/21/2014
Read about making room for Webb's mirrors and decoding the rhythm of an unusual black hole with RXTE in Volume 10, issue 11 of the Goddard View.

Goddard View

08/05/2014
Read about revolutionary microshutter technology originally created for JWST, measuring gravitational waves with ELISA, and learning to fly with Dr. Amber Straughn, in Volume 10, Issue 10 of the Goddard View.
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Images

Hubble Sees Starbursts in the Wake of a Fleeting Romance

05/29/2014
This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows galaxy NGC 4485 in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs). The galaxy is irregular in shape, but it hasn’t always been so.

Neutron Stars Rip Each Other Apart to Form Black Hole

05/15/2014
This still image from a supercomputer simulation shows one of the most violent events in the universe: a pair of neutron stars colliding, merging and forming a black hole.

Flame Nebula: Chandra Delivers New Insight into Formation of Star Clusters

05/12/2014
A study of NGC 2024 and the Orion Nebula Cluster suggest that the stars on the outskirts of these clusters are older than those in the central regions, contrary to previous ideas about star formation.
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