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Copyright and Content Use Notice

Material credited to the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) on this site was created, authored, and/or prepared for NASA under Contract NAS 5-26555. Unless otherwise specifically stated, no claim to copyright is being asserted by STScI and it may be freely used as in the public domain in accordance with NASA's contract. However, it is requested that in any subsequent use of this work NASA and STScI be given appropriate acknowledgement. STScI further requests voluntary reporting of all use, derivative creation, and other alteration of this work. Such reporting should be sent to copyright@stsci.edu.

This site also contains material generated, authored and/or prepared by individuals or institutions other than STScI, and those individuals or institutions may claim copyright. Should you desire use of such material at this time, inquiries should be made to those individuals and institutions in accordance with the following:

  • A catalogue of HST publicly released images may be found at the HubbleSite NewsCenter (http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/). If the credit line for an image lists STScI as the source, the image may be freely used as in the public domain as noted above. For credit lines listing individuals from other institutions, you must contact the listed institution to advise you on the copyright policy for that image.

  • If the individual listed in the credit line is a member of the American Astronomical Society you can obtain their contact information from the AAS Public Directory (http://members.aas.org/directory/directory.cfm).

Linking Policy and Disclaimers of Endorsement

Webcasts on this site may be linked to from other locations, including individuals' personal web sites, without explicit permission from STScI. Individuals or organizations wishing to utilize webcasts obtained from the STScI webcast site for other than personal use, should first contact the STScI webcast team regarding necessary permissions and acknowledgements.

STScI produced webcasts may not be used to state or imply endorsement by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, the European Space Agency, NASA, the Space Telescope Science Institute or by any STScI employee of a commercial product, service, or activity, or used in any manner that might mislead.

STScI shall in no way be liable for any costs, expenses, claims, or demands arising out of the use of webcast material by a recipient or a recipient's distributees. STScI does not indemnify nor hold harmless users of webcast materials, nor release such users from copyright infringement, nor grant exclusive use rights with respect to webcast material. STScI webcast material is not protected by copyright unless noted. If copyrighted, permission should be obtained from the copyright owner prior to use. If a recognizable person, or talent (e.g., an astronaut or a person of note making a presentation) appears in STScI webcasts, use for commercial purposes may infringe a right of privacy or publicity. Therefore, permission should be obtained from the recognizable person or talent if the proposed use of the STScI webcast material could be viewed as a commercial exploitation of that person. However, if the intended use of webcast materials is primarily for communicative purposes, i.e., books, newspapers, magazines, or websites reporting facts of historical significance (constitutionally protected media uses), then such uses will generally be considered not to infringe such personal rights.

Certain STScI webcasts may contain visible NASA identifiers (e.g., the name of the vehicle and the NASA Insignia or Logotype in photographs or film footage of Space Shuttle vehicles). Use of such materials is generally non-objectionable, provided the NASA identifiers appear in their factual context.

These guidelines also apply to STScI live Internet webcasts and any "live television" satellite broadcasts.


The Space Telescope Science Institute strives to make its web resources accessible to anyone with disabilities in accordance with federal law. If you have a problem accessing the content on this web site, please notify the STScI webcast team. We will work to make the web page or feature accessible, or to provide the information in a format that is accessible.


Any questions you may have regarding the above copyright statement can be directed to copyright@stsci.edu.