My take on the Eskimo Nebula

Ten thousand years ago, as glaciers from Earth’s last ice age retreated towards the poles and humans planted their first crops, a Sun-like star died. Fifteen years ago the Hubble Space Telescope observed its shattered remains. Thanks to Nasa’s open data policies I used that data to create my own portrait of the Eskimo Nebula.

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Hubble and the Amateurs - the public's role in the 25-year-old space telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th anniversary produced a wave of media coverage. The scientists, engineers, and astronauts responsible for Hubble’s legacy deserve every bit of that praise, but the media didn’t pay much attention to Hubble’s role in amateur astronomy. Read on to learn how amateurs work with Hubble astronomers and even use Hubble data themselves.

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