Spotlight On AAS News
The following are results presented during the Winter 1998 American
meeting that have used data obtained from the
and other missions.
- Hubble Provides Complete View Of Jupiter's Auroras
- NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a complete view
of Jupiter's northern and southern auroras.
- Hubble Finds Most Of Visible Light In The Universe
- A closer look at the Hubble Space Telescope's most detailed image, the
Hubble Deep Field, reveals that the faint galaxies seen by Hubble
could account for most of the visible light in the cosmos.
- New Twist In A Suspected Protoplanetary
- These two Hubble Space Telescope visible-light views of the edge-
on disk of dust around the star Beta Pictoris yield telltale
evidence for the existence of planets, and possibly the
gravitational tug of a companion brown dwarf or bypassing star.
- Hubble Provides Clear Images Of Saturn's Aurora
- This is the first image of Saturnís ultraviolet aurora taken by the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) on board the Hubble Space
Telescope in October 1997, when Saturn was a distance of 810 million miles (1.3 billion kilometers) from Earth.
- Distant Exploding Stars Foretell Fate Of The Universe
- New studies of exploding stars in the farthest reaches of deep space indicate that the universe will expand forever, according to findings
of the Supernova Cosmology Project, an international team of astrophysicists based at the Department of Energy's Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley
- Hubble Pinpoints Distant Supernovae
- These Hubble Space Telescope images pinpoint three distant
supernovae, which exploded and died billions of years ago.
Scientists are using these faraway light sources to estimate
if the universe was expanding at a faster rate long ago and
is now slowing down.
- Infrared Background Glow in The Universe
- Astronomers have assembled the first definitive detection of a
background infrared glow across the sky produced by dust
warmed by all the stars that have existed since the beginning
- A New Class Of X-ray Star?
- Teaming up space telescopes to make simultaneous ultraviolet
and X-ray observations, astronomers may have solved a
20-year old mystery and possibly discovered a new class
of X-ray star.
- Dust in Spiral Galaxies
- New images presented today from a pair of satellite telescopes offer a unique view of the obscuring dust in galaxies, taking advantage
of rare cosmic silhouettes to help resolve a debate about how much of this dust exists in galaxies, where it is, and how much it matters.
Jonathan Eisenhamer -- firstname.lastname@example.org
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January 7 - 9, 1998