Space Calendar March 30 – April 5 2016

Space related activities and anniversaries for March 30 – April 5 2016. Fetched live every week from NASA JPL

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NASA and STScI Select Hubble Fellows for 2016

NASA and STScI Select Hubble Fellows for 2016

NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) have announced the selection of 17 new Hubble Fellows. STScI in Baltimore, Maryland, administers the Hubble Fellowship Program for NASA.

The Hubble Fellowship Program supports outstanding postdoctoral scientists whose research is broadly related to the mission of NASA’s Cosmic Origins (COR) Program, which examines the origins of galaxies, stars, and planetary systems, and the evolution of these structures with cosmic time. The COR Program consists of a suite of operating science missions that includes the Herschel Space Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), the James Webb Space Telescope, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), and the Spitzer Space Telescope, and possible future missions that focus on specific aspects of these questions.

Each year, the current Hubble Fellows convene for a three-day symposium to present the results of their recent research and to meet face-to-face with other Hubble Fellows and with the scientific and administrative staff who manage the program. The 2016 symposium was held at STScI on March 14-16.

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Space Calendar March 23 – March 29 2016

Space related activities and anniversaries for March 23 – March 29 2016. Fetched live every week from NASA JPL

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Space Calendar March 16 – March 22 2016

Space related activities and anniversaries for March 16 – March 22 2016. Fetched live every week from NASA JPL

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Space Calendar March 9 – March 15 2016

Space related activities and anniversaries for March 9 – March 15 2016. Fetched live every week from NASA JPL

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Hubble Team Breaks Cosmic Distance Record

Hubble Team Breaks Cosmic Distance Record

By pushing NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to its limits, an international team of astronomers has shattered the cosmic distance record by measuring the farthest galaxy ever seen in the universe. This surprisingly bright, infant galaxy, named GN-z11, is seen as it was 13.4 billion years in the past, just 400 million years after the big bang. GN-z11 is located in the direction of the constellation of Ursa Major.

“We’ve taken a major step back in time, beyond what we’d ever expected to be able to do with Hubble. We see GN-z11 at a time when the universe was only three percent of its current age,” explained principal investigator Pascal Oesch of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. The team includes scientists from Yale University, the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland, and the University of California in Santa Cruz, California.

Astronomers are closing in on the first galaxies that formed in the universe. The new Hubble observations take astronomers into a realm that was once thought to be only reachable with NASA’s upcoming James Webb Space Telescope.

[SOURCE: hubblesite.org]