Hubble Uncovers Evidence for Extrasolar Planet Under Construction
Nearly 900 extrasolar planets have been confirmed to date, but now for
the first time astronomers think they are seeing compelling evidence for
a planet under construction in an unlikely place, at a great distance from
its diminutive red dwarf star.
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Space Telescope Users Committee
The report from the April meeting of the Space Telescope Users Committee (STUC) has been submitted to the STScI Director and the HST Senior Project Scientist. The report and the presentations from the STUC meeting are available on the STUC web pages.
HST Frontier Fields
Using Director's Discretionary observing time, Hubble will undertake a revolutionary three-year deep field observing program to peer deeper into the Universe than ever before. The Frontier Fields will combine the power of HST with the natural gravitational telescopes of high-magnification clusters of galaxies. These will be the second deepest observations of blank fields and deepest observations of clusters and their lensed galaxies ever obtained. Opportunities to propose for Archival and Theory programs related to these observations were announced in the Cycle 21 Call for Proposals. There is also a separate proposal opportunity for the creation of lensing maps prior to Cycle 21.
More details, including a list of frequently asked questions.
Proposal opportunity for the creation of lensing maps.
Exposure Time Calculators
The ETCs are web-based applications that assist Hubble users in preparing Phase I and Phase II observing proposals. The ETCs calculate exposure times or SNRs for simulated astronomical observations using any of HST's primary instruments:
ACS | COS | STIS | WFC3
Hubble Legacy Archive
The Hubble Legacy Archive (HLA) is designed to optimize science from HST by providing online,
enhanced Hubble products and advanced browsing capabilities.