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Daily Meditation: Journey Through Space

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.13.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Astronomers Discover The Most Distant Galaxy Yet

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.06.2015 | Science

An ancient galaxy located more than 13 billion light-years from Earth in the constellation Bootes has set a record as the most distant galaxy ever obs...

The Hubble Space Telescope -- Personal Reflections on the 25th Anniversary

Jeffrey Bennett | Posted 04.27.2015 | Science
Jeffrey Bennett

Centuries from now, when historians look back at the discoveries that have shaped our view of the universe, I believe that the Hubble Space Telescope will have earned its place.

Happy Birthday, Hubble: Seeing the Universe in a New Light

Kimberly K. Arcand | Posted 04.25.2015 | Science
Kimberly K. Arcand

If you are at all interested in astronomy, chances are you've already heard that the Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating its 25th anniversary this week. What some people may not know is that Hubble is one of four siblings, so to speak.

NASA Honors Hubble's Birthday By Releasing Incredible Photo

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.23.2015 | Science

Happy birthday, Hubble! The celebrated space telescope turns 25 on Friday. To mark the anniversary, NASA set the instrument loose to gaze at some f...

Galaxy's Spiral Arms Twist Out Of Shape In Striking Hubble Photo

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.20.2015 | Science

A cosmic tug-of-war has been caught on camera. A new photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope shows a spiral galaxy known as NGC 7714 being twiste...

25 Of The Hubble Space Telescope's Most Stunning Images

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.15.2015 | Science

Since 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has been orbiting Earth, capturing images of the cosmos that have “fundamentally changed humanity’s scienti...

Telescope Spots 'Smiley Face' In Space

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 02.10.2015 | Science

Is there a smiley face in space? For almost 25 years, the Hubble Space Telescope has been both an invaluable tool for astronomers and a source of s...

Milky Way's Mysterious 'Bubbles' Yield Their Secrets

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.08.2015 | Science

Five years after astronomers discovered a pair of mysterious plumes of radiation at the heart of our galaxy, scientists may be one step closer to und...

Gorgeous 'Pillars Of Creation' Shine In New Hi-Def Hubble Photos

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.07.2015 | Science

Twenty years after it snapped one of the most iconic space photos ever, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has revisited the "pillars of creation" in new h...

Space Telescope Gets Sideways Look At Beautiful Galaxy

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 12.29.2014 | Science

Galaxies fall into three broad categories: elliptical, spiral, and irregular. But some galaxies straddle categories--and that includes the one feature...

Orion Test Is the First Step in NASA's Bold Space Program

Fred Gregory | Posted 02.16.2015 | Science
Fred Gregory

NASA's successful launch of the Orion spacecraft was an important step, but it is only like dipping a toe in the cosmic ocean. In fact, the future of U.S. space leadership is being starved by lack of funding. Continued neglect will harm our national security, and our economy.

Distant Galaxies Put On Spectacular Light Show

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 12.17.2014 | Science

Just in time for the holidays, NASA has released a new photo showing a spectacular light show created by a pair of merging galaxies 130 million light-...

Hubble Spies Spooky 'Ghost Light' Of Dead Galaxies

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 10.31.2014 | Science

Just in time for Halloween, the Hubble Space Telescope has spotted something a bit spooky: the faint glow of stars spewed out billions of years ago by...

Psst. Jupiter's Been 'Spying' On You.

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.29.2014 | Science

Astronomers may keep a close watch on Jupiter, and the fifth planet from the sun seems to be returning the favor. At least, that’s what it looks lik...

Gender Bias Seen In Space Telescope Review Process

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Science

Research shows that sexism remains a problem for female scientists here on Earth, and a disturbing new study suggests it may also exist in space--at l...

LOOK: Stars Shine Bright Like Diamonds In New Hubble Image

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 08.15.2014 | Science

Holy Hubble! It's been almost 25 years since the Hubble Space Telescope was deployed in 1990, but the orbiting observatory keeps sending exciting n...

'Missing' Light Has Astronomers Scratching Their Heads

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 08.18.2014 | Science

An extraordinary amount of ultraviolet light appears to be missing from the universe, scientists have found. One potential source of this missing l...

Are 'Zombie Stars' The Key To Cosmic Mystery?

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 08.07.2014 | Science

The most powerful stellar blasts in the universe may not always destroy stars in explosive supernovas as scientists had thought, but instead leave be...

WATCH: These Giant Galaxies Are Merging

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.15.2014 | Science

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a strange celestial "string of pearls" wrapped around the hearts of two merging elliptical galaxies. The c...

WATCH: This Is A Star Exploding

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.12.2014 | Science

The wonders of space never cease to amaze us--or to challenge our ideas about the cosmos. In the video above, a star 20,000 light-years from Earth ...

LOOK: This Is What The Birth Of A Star Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.30.2014 | Science

The birth of a star can be both violent and beautiful. In a Hubble Space Telescope image released this week by NASA, an infant star shines within ...

PHOTOS: Spooky Star Factory Seen In Unprecedented Detail

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

WASHINGTON — New views from the Hubble Space Telescope are revealing the spooky-looking Tarantula Nebula in never-before-seen detail. The Tarantul...

Clear 'Water Signature' Detected On Multiple Alien Worlds

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 12.05.2013 | Science

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has detected water in the atmospheres of five planets beyond our solar system, two recent studies reveal. The five ex...

LOOK: Strange Space Rock Has HOW MANY Tails!?

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 11.08.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — This is one strange asteroid. The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a six-tailed asteroid i...