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Getting Hubble data to the ground isn't the end of the process. Find out what happens next in our latest Frontier Fields blog post. 
This post is the second in a two-part series. In my last post, “Hubble Observations: From the Sky to the Ground,” I wrote about the route Hubble images take as they are digitally transferred from s...
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Astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute have devised a new technique that allows the +Hubble Space Telescope to more accurately measure distances to stars within our galaxy - up to 10 times farther than previously possible using a method known as parallax.

Parallax is the most reliable method for directly measuring distances to stars within our galaxy. It uses the geometry of the Earth's orbit around the Sun to see tiny, almost imperceptible shifts of background stars behind the object being measured.

Previously this technique was only effective for distances up to 750 light years. Anything further away and we couldn't see the background stars shift; the change was too small.

This new capability allows astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope to measure parallax distances up to 7,500 light years away - an astonishing increase in precision of a factor of 10!

Please join us as +Tony Darnell and +Scott Lewis discuss this new technique with Dr. Adam Riess, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics and Dr. Stefano Casertano, the developers of this new ability for #Hubble .
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Hubble Space Telescope. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, our #HubbleMadness prize page will be delayed until late afternoon. Sorry, and please check back then!
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Just two more hours to vote in the championship game! Which of these will be our victor in #HubbleMadness? http://www.facebook.com/HubbleTelescope/app_432387213452269.
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One of our most popular #HubbleMadness contenders, the Horsehead Nebula. Vote today through 10 a.m. ET Monday to decide the winners of the Final Four at  http://www.facebook.com/HubbleTelescope/app_432387213452269

Image info here: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2013/12/
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Latest News: An innovative new observing technique has extended Hubble's yardstick 10 times farther into our galaxy, out to a distance of 7,500 light-years from Earth.
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Your #HubbleMadness prize page is here! We've created downloadable files of the winning #Hubble image that can be used for wallpaper, prints or apparel. Enjoy!
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WE HAVE A WINNER. Victor in the 2014 Hubble Madness Tournament, with 64 percent of the public vote, is the Pillar in the Carina Nebula!

The image captures the top of a three-light-year-tall pillar of gas and dust that is being eaten away by the brilliant light from nearby bright stars. The pillar is also being pushed apart from within, as infant stars buried inside it fire off jets of gas that can be seen streaming from towering peaks.

We'll make something for everyone out of the image -- return Wednesday at noon for your championship swag. (UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will be delayed until late afternoon.)

Visit the Hubble Madness contest here: http://www.facebook.com/HubbleTelescope/app_432387213452269.

Image info here: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2010/13/
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Here they are -- your final competitors. Your vote decides which one wins the championship in #HubbleMadness . Vote now through 6 p.m. ET today at http://www.facebook.com/HubbleTelescope/app_432387213452269. We'll take the winning #Hubble  image and make something special out of it for everyone to use.
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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.