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

Fred Gregory | Posted 12.17.2014 | 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...

NASA Astronaut Discusses Gravity and the Dangers of Spacewalking

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Alejandro Rojas

"The thing is you are prepared to do your job, but you are not prepared for the view around you. You know, what you see around you is just so magnificent it just kind of blows your mind, and the view of the earth is just incredible."

Finding Movie Inspiration in NASA's Real Science: The Case Study of Europa Report

Govindini Murty | Posted 11.21.2013 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

Hollywood is in the midst of a science-fiction boom, yet few of its sci-fi movies are based on real science. That's a shame, because the scientific discoveries emerging from NASA these days are as exciting as any Hollywood blockbuster.

Vast Cosmic Caterpillar Is HOW Long?

Space.com | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 09.03.2013 | Science

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured what scientists are describing as a "cosmic caterpillar" nearly 6 trillion miles long slinking through deep sp...

Huge Cosmic Explosions May Help Explain Origin Of Heavy Elements

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 08.06.2013 | Science

Cataclysmic crashes involving black holes and ultradense neutron stars may explain the briefest of the most powerful explosions in the universe, scie...

WATCH: 'Quenched' Galaxy Puzzle Solved With Help From Hubble

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 08.01.2013 | Science

New observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have helped astronomers crack a longstanding puzzle about galaxy evolution. For years, scientist...

LOOK: Galaxy Spied By Space Telescope Is Beautiful But Rare

Space.com | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 08.01.2013 | Science

A mysterious spiral of doom — okay, just a spiral-shaped galaxy — has been captured in a new image by the Hubble Space Telescope. The object bel...

Artist Uses Hubble Telescope Images To Create Hypnotic Portraits

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts

The Hubble Space Telescope has served as inspiration for budding scientists everywhere looking to the orbiting astronomical contraption as a window in...

From Blunders to Breakthroughs

Mario Livio | Posted 09.16.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

Blunders are not only inevitable, they are an essential part of any innovative thinking process. If not for them, any creative enterprise might be wandering for much too long down too many blind alleys.

LOOK: Alien Planet's True Color Detected

natureheader | Devin Powell | Posted 07.12.2013 | Science

A navy-blue world orbiting a faraway star is the first exoplanet to have its colour measured. Discovered in 2005, HD 189733 b is one of the best-studi...

After Snub, Sci-Fi Series May Inspire Dwarf Planet Names

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.08.2013 | Science

While the naming gods have swatted away an attempt to christen one of Pluto's newfound moons "Vulcan," the "Star Trek" universe may still leave its m...

Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction lifts off in Florida (PHOTOS)

Visit Florida | Posted 08.28.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL - Col. Robert "Bob" Springer remembers the day he received "the call" in May 1980. He was a pilot giving a base tour to a three-star ...