A Decade of Hubble Space Telescope Science


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The Hubble Space Telescope has made some of the most dramatic discoveries in the history of astronomy. From its vantage point 600km above the Earth, Hubble is able to capture images and spectra that would be difficult or impossible to obtain from the ground. Representing some of the most important scientific achievements of the Hubble Space Telescope in its first decade of operation, this collection of review articles is intended for researchers and graduate students.


Mario LivioSpace Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore
Mario Livio is Head of the Science Division at the Space Telescope Science Institute.

Keith NollSpace Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore
Keith Noll is an Instrument Scientist on NICMOS (the Near Infrared Camera and Imaging Spectrograph).

Massimo StiavelliSpace Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore
MassimoStiavelli is an Instrument Scientist on WFC3 (The Wide Field Camera 3).


J. F. Bell, J. T. Clarke, J. Bally, R. McCray, W. E. Harris, B. D. Savage, M. J. Rieke, E. Tolstoy, B. C. Whitmore, C. Leitherer, F. D. Macchetto, W. L. Freedman, R. C. Kennicutt, J. R. Mould, B. F. Madore, G. A. Tammann, A. Sandage, A. Saha, A. Tyson

Table of Contents

1. HST studies of Mars J. F. Bell
2. HST images of Jupiter’s UV aurora J. T. Clarke
3. Star formation J. Bally
4. SN1987A: the birth of a supernova remnant R. McCray
5. Globular clusters: the view from HST W. E. Harris
6. Ultraviolet absorption line studies of the Galactic interstellar medium with the Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph B. D. Savage
7. HST’s view of the center of the Milky Way galaxy M. J. Rieke
8. Stellar populations in dwarf galaxies: a review of the contribution of HST to our understanding of the nearby universe E. Tolstoy
9. The formation of star clusters B. C. Whitmore
10. Starburst galaxies observed with the Hubble Space Telescope C. Leitherer
11. Supermassive black holes F. D. Macchetto
12. The HST Key Project to measure the Hubble Constant W. L. Freedman, R. C. Kennicutt, J. R. Mould and B. F. Madore
13. Ho from Type Ia Supernovae G. A. Tammann, A. Sandage and A. Saha
14. Strong gravitational lensing: cosmology from angels and redshifts A. Tyson.


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