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Hubble Celebrates 24th Anniversary with Infrared Image of Nearby Star Factory

Hubble Celebrates 24th Anniversary with Infrared Image of Nearby Star Factory: The images demonstrate Hubble's powerful infrared vision and reveal a shadowy, dense knot of gas and dust sharply contrasted against a backdrop of brilliant glowing gas in the Monkey Head Nebula.

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Hubble Looks at Light and Dark in the Universe

08.29.2014
This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a variety of intriguing cosmic phenomena.

A "NIRSpec-tacular View" of NASA's Webb Telescope Instrument

08.27.2014
A NASA photographer recently captured a "NIRSpec-tacular" photo of an instrument that will fly aboard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope when it launches in 2018.

NASA Telescopes Uncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy

08.27.2014
Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction.

Hubble Sees a Silver Needle in the Sky

08.22.2014
This stunning new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows part of the sky in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs).

RXTE Satellite Decodes the Rhythm of an Unusual Black Hole

08.18.2014
Astronomers have uncovered rhythmic pulsations from a rare type of black hole 12 million light-years away by sifting through archival data from NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite.
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Division News

Goddard View

08.21.2014
Read about making room for Webb's mirrors and decoding the rhythm of an unusual black hole with RXTE in Volume 10, issue 11 of the Goddard View.

Goddard View

08.05.2014
Read about revolutionary microshutter technology originally created for JWST, measuring gravitational waves with ELISA, and learning to fly with Dr. Amber Straughn, in Volume 10, Issue 10 of the Goddard View.

Cutting Edge

07.23.2014
Volume 10, Issue 4 (Summer 2014) of the Cutting Edge includes a tribute to one of the center's most prolific principal investigators, Bruce Woodgate, as well as features on the James Webb Space Telescope and Hubble.
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The Astrophysics Science Division conducts a broad program of research in astronomy, astrophysics, and fundamental physics. Individual investigations address issues such as the nature of dark matter and dark energy, which planets outside our solar system may harbor life, and the nature of space, time, and matter at the edges of black holes.

Observing photons, particles, and gravitational waves enables researchers to probe astrophysical objects and processes. Researchers develop theoretical models, design experiments and hardware to test theories, interpret and evaluate the data, archive and disseminate the data, provide expert user support to the scientific community, and publish conclusions drawn from research. The Division also conducts education and public outreach programs about its projects and missions.

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