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News Release 89 of 1057

January 5, 2015 05:15 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2015-03

Hubble Discovers that Milky Way Core Drives Wind at 2 Million Miles Per Hour

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: PDS 456
Object Description: Quasar
Position (J2000): R.A. 17h 28m 19s.80
Dec. -14° 15' 55".87
Constellation: Serpens
Distance: 2 billion light-years (600 megaparsecs)
About the Data
Data Description:

Data were obtained from the HST proposal: 13448, P.I. A. Fox (STScI) et al.

The science team comprises: A. Fox and R. Bordoloi (STScI), B. Savage (University of Wisconsin, Madison), F. Lockman (NRAO/GBT), E. Jenkins (Princeton University Observatory), B. Wakker (University of Wisconsin, Madison), J. Bland-Hawthorn (Institute of Astronomy/University of Sydney), S. Hernandez (STScI), T.-S. Kim (Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, Italy), R. Benjamin (University of Wisconsin, Whitewater), D. Bowen (Princeton University Observatory), and J. Tumlinson (STScI).

Instrument: COS
Gratings: G130M and G160M
Exposure Date(s): February 10, 2014
Exposure Time: 3.8 hours
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Fox (STScI)
Release Date: January 5, 2015