Hubble Scores a Perfect Ten

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Space Calendar November 3 – November 9 2008

Space related activities and anniversaries for November 3 – November 9 2008. Fetched live every week from NASA JPL

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Hubble Telescope Taking Photos Again

The Hubble Space Telescope is working again, taking stunning cosmic photos after a one-month breakdown.

Hubble Telescope Taking Photos Again

The Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore said the $10 billion telescope is as good as it was before a shutdown in late September.

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Space Calendar October 27 – November 2 2008

Space related activities and anniversaries for October 27 – November 2 2008. Fetched live every week from NASA JPL

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Distant Stars Send Good Vibes

French astronomers on Thursday said they had measured vibrations from distant stars for the first time, a technical feat that could also help answer questions about naturally-caused climate change on Earth.

Distant Stars Send Good Vibes

Using an orbital telescope called CoRoT, launched in December 2006, the researchers analyzed oscillations from three stars that result from nuclear fusion which shakes the stellar interior.

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Space Calendar October 20 – October 26 2008

Space related activities and anniversaries for October 20 – October 26 2008. Fetched live every week from NASA JPL

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NASA Plans Remote-Control Hubble Fix

NASA engineers say they know how to fix the broken Hubble Space Telescope: They have to wake up computer parts that have been sleeping in space for more than 18 years.

NASA Plans Remote-Control Hubble Fix

On Wednesday, NASA will start a complicated remote-control fix of a major glitch that stopped the telescope from capturing and beaming down pictures. Hubble should be able to send stunning astronomy photos back to Earth by Friday, officials said.

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Space Calendar October 13 – October 19 2008

Space related activities and anniversaries for October 13 – October 19 2008. Fetched live every week from NASA JPL

If you want the complete list going more than a year ahead then see the Space Calendar at NASA JPL.

A Really Old Eye In The Sky

A Cosmic Eye has given scientists a unique insight into galaxy formation in the very early Universe. Using gravity from a foreground galaxy as a zoom lens the team was able to see a young star-forming galaxy in the distant Universe as it appeared only two billion years after the Big Bang.


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A Celestial Landscape in Celebration of 10 Years of Stunning Hubble Heritage Images

The landmark 10th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s Hubble Heritage Project is being celebrated with a ‘landscape’ image from the cosmos. Cutting across a nearby star-forming region are the “hills and valleys” of gas and dust displayed in intricate detail. Set amid a backdrop of soft, glowing blue light are wispy tendrils of gas as well as dark trunks of dust that are light-years in height.

This month’s three-dimensional-looking Hubble image shows the edge of the giant gaseous cavity within the star-forming region called NGC 3324. The glowing nebula has been carved out by intense ultraviolet radiation and stellar winds from several hot, young stars. A cluster of extremely massive stars, located well outside this image in the center of the nebula, is responsible for the ionization of the nebula and excavation of the cavity.

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