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Panoramic view of a turbulent star-making region
Panoramic view of a turbulent star-making region
Release date: April 17, 2012

Several million young stars reside in this image of a raucous stellar breeding ground in 30 Doradus, located in the heart of the Tarantula Nebula. 30 Doradus...

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Science Discovery
Milky Way is destined for a head-on collision with the Andromeda Galaxy
Milky Way is destined for a head-on collision with the Andromeda Galaxy
Release date: May 31, 2012

NASA astronomers can now predict with certainty that the two galaxies will collide about 4 billion years and merge to form a single galaxy in about 6 billion...

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Science Discovery
NASA Great Observatories find candidate for most distant galaxy yet known
NASA Great Observatories find candidate for most distant galaxy yet known
Release date: November 15, 2012

Astronomers, using the Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes, have set a new distance record for finding the farthest galaxy yet seen in the universe. The...

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Planetary Nebula NGC 5189
Planetary Nebula NGC 5189
Release date: December 18, 2012

Hubble astronomers photograph the intricate structure of a nearby planetary nebula called NGC 5189. Planetary nebulae represent the final brief stage in...

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