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Seeing quadruple

For the first time, scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have captured a supernova split into four images by a cosmic lens

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Distant discovery

Surprisingly dusty and evolved galaxy in the early universe

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How Hubble Changed the Cosmos

We celebrate the 25th anniversary of this special space telescope with exclusive interviews, extensive graphics, and much more

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Time Travel

Could you Really Travel Through a Black Hole?

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Almost there

Dawn will enter orbit around Ceres this Friday

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Indonesian Islands Eclipse

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Far-away find

Ancient super-bright quasar with massive black hole discovered

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Name a crater ... make an impact!

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In the wind

Telescopes give shape to furious black hole winds

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Garik Israelian: From Stars to the Starmus Festival

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Starburst solutions

Why do some galaxies "burst" with star formation while others do not?

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Seeing quadruple

For the first time, scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have captured a supernova split into four images by a cosmic lens

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NGC 6530

NGC 6530 is a young open cluster with surrounding nebulosity that lies near the Lagoon Nebula (M8) in the constellation Sagittarius the Archer. It lies some 5,200 light-years from Earth. (16-inch Starizona Hyperion Harmer Wynne astrograph at f/7.3, Apogee Alta 16M CCD camera, LRGB image with 4 hours and 7.5 minutes of exposures, stacked)
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