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Enjoy your new Tonight's Sky, skywatchers! 
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I wish I had a telescope and a better house spot to see the sky better.
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Latest News: Hubble has discovered an immense cloud of hydrogen dubbed "The Behemoth" bleeding off a planet orbiting a nearby star, as portrayed in the artist's depiction here. The enormous, comet-like feature is about 50 times the size of the parent star. The hydrogen is evaporating from a warm, Neptune-sized planet, due to extreme radiation from the star. A phenomenon this large has never before been seen around any exoplanet. 
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A distant harbinger of what is in store for Earth's atmosphere.
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We've got new wallpaper and easy-to-print images of spiral galaxy NGC 6503 for you! This galaxy has found itself in a lonely position, at the edge of an area called the Local Void -- a huge stretch of space that is at least 150 million light-years across and seems completely empty of stars or galaxies. The galaxy, as photographed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, is especially colorful where bright red patches of gas can be seen scattered through its spiral arms. Bright blue regions contain newly forming stars. Dark brown dust lanes snake across the galaxy's bright arms and center.

Here's the wallpaper link: http://hubblesite.org/gallery/wallpaper/pr2015023a/

And here's the image in our HubbleSite Printshop: http://hubblesite.org/gallery/printshop/ps60/
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Latest News: Astronomers have used the Hubble Space Telescope's infrared vision to uncover the mysterious early formative years of quasars, the brightest objects in the universe. Hubble's sharp images unveil chaotic galaxy collisions that give birth to quasars by fueling their energy source: a supermassive central black hole devouring infalling material.
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Perhaps in every part of the night sky that can be dated to 12 billion years ago can be found a quasar.  Could they be light from the big bang?  Could they be a portion of the Universe's history when the density of the early universe was enough to create stars so big and bright that they're light can reach us, or perhaps this time created many supernova.  Are the black holes around them also 12 billion years old?  I am glad our neck of the woods has dodged those.  
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Hubble Detects Stratosphere and a Temperature Inversion Layer in exoplanet WASP-33b

Researchers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have detected a stratosphere and temperature inversion in the atmosphere of a planet several times the mass of Jupiter, called WASP-33b. Earth's stratosphere sits above the troposphere, the turbulent, active-weather region that reaches from the ground to the altitude where nearly all clouds top out. In the troposphere, the temperature is warmer at the bottom — ground level — and cools down at higher altitudes. The stratosphere is just the opposite: There, the temperature rises at higher altitudes. This is called a temperature inversion, and it happens because ozone in the stratosphere absorbs some of the sun's radiation, preventing it from reaching the surface and warming this layer of the atmosphere. Similar temperature inversions occur in the stratospheres of other planets in our solar system, such as Jupiter and Saturn. But WASP-33b is so close to its star that its atmosphere is a scathing 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit, and its atmosphere is so hot the planet might actually have titanium oxide rain.

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Latest News: Most galaxies are clumped together in groups or clusters. A neighboring galaxy is never far away. But this galaxy, known as NGC 6503, has found itself in a lonely position, at the edge of a strangely empty patch of space called the Local Void.

The Local Void is a huge stretch of space that is at least 150 million light-years across. It seems completely empty of stars or galaxies. NGC 6503 is 18 million light-years away from us in the northern circumpolar constellation of Draco. NGC 6503 spans some 30,000 light-years, about a third of the size of the Milky Way.

This Hubble Space Telescope image shows NGC 6503 in striking detail and with a rich set of colors. Bright red patches of gas can be seen scattered through its swirling spiral arms, mixed with bright blue regions that contain newly forming stars. Dark brown dust lanes snake across the galaxy's bright arms and center, giving it a mottled appearance.

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We've got a new video in our Hubble's 25th anniversary series. Find out why Hubble matters to the study of planets outside the solar system.
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The New Horizons mission is rapidly approaching Pluto, arriving in July. Learn about Hubble's role in exploring Pluto's neighborhood with our new Hubble 25th anniversary article: http://hubble25th.org/science/2
The Hubble Space Telescope provides a detailed look at the planets, moons, rings, asteroids and comets in our celestial backyard. These investigations have helped answer age-old questions about how the solar system began, how planets formed and how Earth evolved. Hubble also explores the ...
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Astronomers have uncovered new clues about the formation of planets around other stars. One question is, do the atmospheres around planets survive or how are they stripped off?  Some of the Earth's atmosphere was stripped off during formation. What happens in other exoplanet systems?

The question is, why?  Please join +Tony Darnell Dr.+Carol Christian and +Scott Lewis as we discuss a peculiar observation made with the Hubble Space Telescope around a nearby exoplanet.

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http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2015/17/

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"In an effort to establish how the sun and its planets compare to the newfound systems, a pair of astronomers suggest that our early solar system may have contained as many as four planets orbiting closer to the sun than Venus, and that a series of cataclysmic collisions left Mercury as the last one standing."
http://www.space.com/29637-mercury-survives-collision-with-other-planets.html    12 June
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Galaxy shapes reveal certain characteristics. Frontier Fields shows us more of those shapes. 
We can learn a lot about galaxies by analyzing their light, through computer modeling, and using other complex techniques. But at the most basic level, we can learn about galaxies by studying their...
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Quasars are among the brightest outflows of energy in the universe, with an intrinsic brightness of one trillion suns. Most quasars appear as pinpoint sources in the biggest telescopes we have. Astronomers believe quasars are produced by energy coming from over-fed, supermassive black holes, with most of them erupting 12 billion years ago.

The question is, why?  Please join +Tony Darnell Dr.+Carol Christian and +Scott Lewis as we discuss these fascinating objects with the astronomers studying them using the Hubble Space Telescope. Learn about the latest research and explore the current thinking of what caused quasars and what was happening in the universe 12 billion years ago.

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Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered surprising new clues about a hefty, rapidly aging star whose behavior has never been seen before in our Milky Way galaxy. In fact, the star is so weird that astronomers have nicknamed it "Nasty 1," a play on its catalog name of NaSt1. The star may represent a brief transitory stage in the evolution of extremely massive stars.

First discovered several decades ago, Nasty 1 was identified as a Wolf-Rayet star, a rapidly evolving star that is much more massive than our Sun. The star loses its hydrogen-filled outer layers quickly, exposing its super-hot and extremely bright helium-burning core.


Please join +Tony Darnell Dr.+Carol Christian and +Scott Lewis  for this week's #HubbleHangout as they discuss these observations with the astronomers who made them!

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http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2015/21/

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HubbleSite.org is the online home of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. HubbleSite is produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD, which conducts Hubble's science mission.

Nearly 400 years after Galileo first observed the heavens through a telescope, we continue to seek answers to age-old questions about the universe. And while the technology has evolved over the centuries, the inquiry remains essentially the same: What's out there, where did it come from, and what does it mean?

At the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), we're working hard to study and explain the once-unimaginable celestial phenomena now made visible by the Hubble Space Telescope's cutting-edge technology.

HubbleSite is produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute's Office of Public Outreach.