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THE MAGIC OF HUBBLE
Caroline Goode NASA Top Stars 2010
HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE
HST : Working to answer one of the most
fundamental questions in science: What is the age
and scale of the universe?
Caroline Goode NASA Top Stars 2010
STARS
A solar storm projects over 1.243 million miles from the solar surface.
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_759.html
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THE PERFECT STORM
DISTANCE: 5,500 light years away (2003)
Bubbly ocean of hydrogen and small amounts of oxygen,
sulfur and other elements
Caroline Goode NASA Top Stars 2010
INFANT STARS IN SMALL MAGELLANIC CLOUD
(SMC)
LOCATION: 210,000 light years from Earth
The birth of new stars with the smallest only half the
mass of our Sun
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SUPERGIANT STAR V838 MON
DISTANCE: 20,000 light years from Earth (2004)
LOCATION: OUTER EDGE OF MILKY WAY
A RED GIANT-The illumination of interstellar dust comes from the red
supergiant star at the middle of the image
Caroline Goode NASA Top Stars 2010
SUPERNOVA SN1987A
Cosmic "pearls" are being produced from shock waves traveling at
more than a million miles per hour during the Supernova explosion in
1987 (2003 image)
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SIRIUS A and SIRIUS B
A White Dwarf, Sirius B is the tiny dot at lower left
Caroline Goode NASA Top Stars 2010
THE ANT NEBULA
LOCATION: Milky Way Galaxy
DISTANCE: 3,000-6,000 light years from Earth (2009)
Death of a Star Ant’s body appears as a pair of fiery lobes protruding from
a dying, Sun-like star
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CAT’S EYE NEBULA
DISTANCE: About 3,300 light years away from Earth (1995)
A visual "fossil record" of the dynamics and late evolution of a dying
star
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GALAXIES
Black Hole-Powered Spiral Galaxy NGC 7742
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INTERACTING SPIRAL GALAXIES
LOCATION: Near Constellation Canis Major (1999)
DISTANCE: 80,000,000 Light years from Earth
A cosmic dance between two spiral galaxies
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SPIRAL GALAXY M100
LOCATION: Several tens of millions light years from Earth (1994)
Helping astronomers to understand how our own galaxy, our start, and
our Earth came to be
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SOMBRERO GALAXY
DISTANCE: 28 Million Light-Years from Earth (2003)
Equivalent to 800 billion suns and 50,000 light years across
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GIANT ELLIPTICAL GALAXY NGC 1316
DISTANCE: 75 million light years from Earth (2005)
Complex loops and blobs of cosmic dust lie hidden in the giant
elliptical galaxy
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IRREGULAR STARRBURST GALAXY M82
DISTANCE: 12 million light years from Earth (2006)
Fiery-looking plumes of glowing hydrogen blast out of its central regions
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GALAXY CLUSTER MACS J0717
DISTANCE: 5.4 billion light years from Earth (2009)
A cosmic “free-for-all”
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PLANETS
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MARTIAN METEORITE
Iron-nickel meteorites like this one are fairly common on Earth but rockier.
Image from Linda Morabito’s Space Place
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=147220&id=286624679900&page=3
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MARS
4th planet from the Sun . A dust storm, which measures 930 miles, can be seen in the
middle of the planet. Mars is a terrestrial (earth-like) planet.
http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/solar_system/mars/pr2005034j/hires/true/
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ASTROID-VESTA
(1997) 3-D computer model from Hubble data, not a true
representation of the features. The Astroid Belt is found
between the terrestrial and gaseous planets (Mars & Jupiter)
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JUPITER
(2008) 5TH planet from the Sun with its moon
Ganymede. Jupiter is one of the “gas giants”.
Caroline Goode NASA Top Stars 2010
SATURN
(2009) 6TH planet from the Sun. Hubble is a billion
miles away capturing Saturn’s rings
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URANUS
(2006) 7th planet from the Sun. Ariel, a 700 mile diameter
satellite (moon) casting its shadow on the surface.
Caroline Goode NASA Top Stars 2010
NEPTUNE
(2002) 8th planet from Sun. Springtime on Neptune with
temperatures of minus 400 degrees F at cloud tops and
wind gusts up to 900 mph.
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PLUTO
(2010) Dwarf planet ~an icy and dark
molasses-colored, mottled world
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COMET 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3
(2006) A comet’s break-up as it approaches the
Sun
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THE MAGIC OF HUBBLE CONTINUES….
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CREDITS
All images and notes (except the Sun
and Mars) were from the NASA/Space
Telescope Institute (STSci) at:
http://hubblesite.org/gallery/
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