After delays, setbacks, and a drama-filled servicing mission, Hubble is back—better than ever expected. (Ken Sembach)
After 28 years at Hubble's helm, Rodger Doxsey's passing is a tremendous loss.
It is clear that ACS/WFC is back and will once again provide spectacular new images and exciting science results. (Linda Smith and David Golimowski)
The new COS significantly expands the spectroscopic capabilities of Hubble at UV wavelengths, providing unparalleled opportunities for observing faint point sources of ultraviolet light. (Rachel Osten, for the COS team)
SM4 restored the STIS side-two electronics, and all three of the STIS detectors are now being used for science observations. (Charles R. Proffitt, et al.)
After WFC3 went through 11 years of development and testing, WFPC2 balked at parting company with Hubble. Now installed and commissioned, WFC3 is performing as well as or better than expected. (John W. MacKenty)
The flight structure for the Webb integrated science instrument module has been delivered to NASA.
We're working hard, constantly improving our interface and making new tools and data available, and improving our ever-expanding archive. (Rachel Somerville, for the MAST team)
A new metrics team at the Institute is working to assess and help maximize the scientific impact of Hubble. You may find some of the results surprising. (Jill Lagerstrom, et al.)
The Hubble Fellowship Program will now include the scientific goals addressed not only by Hubble, but also by any of the missions in NASA’s Cosmic Origins Program. Fellows were chosen to begin in the fall of 2009. (Ron Allen)
White papers state the case for the important issues in astronomy and astrophysics for the next decade. (Roeland P. van der Marel, et al.)
Formulating the questions and focusing the direction of research into black-hole mergers brought together many astronomers and astrophysicists from a wide range of specialties. (Jeremy Schnittman)
This meeting was an inspiring narrative of where modern astrophysics—enabled by advanced observations from space—can lead human discovery. (Marc Postman)