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WATCH: These Giant Galaxies Are Merging

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.13.2014 | 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: Ancient 'Starbursts' Shine Light On Early Universe

Space.com | Kelly Dickerson | Posted 06.19.2014 | Science

Brilliant bursts of star formation in distant dwarf galaxies seen by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope could reveal new information about the early hist...

Universe's Expansion Calculated WIth Unprecedented Accuracy

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 06.18.2014 | Science

Scientists studying more than 140,000 extremely bright galaxies have calculated the expansion of the universe with unprecedented accuracy. The dista...

Space Telescope Helps Solve Mystery Of Massive 'Burnouts'

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 02.09.2014 | Science

Using data from the Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories, astronomers are learning why some massive galaxies hit their peak young and quit...

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...

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...

LOOK: Iconic Nebula NOT Shaped Like Bagel After All, Astronomers Say

Posted 05.24.2013 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 05/23/2013 05:10 PM EDT on SPACE.com The iconic Ring Nebula may seem like just a stunning circle of wispy interstellar ...

WATCH: Remarkable Nebula Photo Marks Hubble's 23rd Anniversary

Posted 04.20.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 04/19/2013 02:03 PM EDT on SPACE.com NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a spectacular new image of an iconic nebula...

Galaxy's 'Cannibal' Past Revealed By Space Telescope

Posted 02.27.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 02/27/2013 10:19 AM EST on SPACE.com The Milky Way's far outer reaches may harbor a shell of stars left over from a lon...

Hubble's Universe

Terence Dickinson | Posted 01.09.2013 | Science
Terence Dickinson

Hubble has been as big a revolution as was the first telescope built by Galileo in 1610. It has profoundly changed our view of the universe and our place in it. Now, 22 years into its life, it has outperformed even the most optimistic predictions of its builders.

Stellar Mystery Has Scientists Scanning Old Photos

Posted 10.02.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 10/02/2012 01:57 PM EDT on SPACE.com In a forensic twist on astronomy, scientists turned sleuths are trying to tr...

GLORIOUS: New Hubble Photo Captures Nebula Up Close

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 08.14.2012 | Science

New images from the Hubble Telescope are always cause for excitement, and today's massive shot of the Tarantula Nebula is no exception. The nebula, lo...

Movie Academy Journeys to Mars and (Far) Beyond at Sold-Out Event

Jonathan Handel | Posted 09.10.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

"What's anything without a trip to Mars?," asked NASA's Eric De Jong Tuesday night on stage at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. No ...

Scientists Solve Mystery Of Planet's Evaporating Atmosphere

Posted 06.29.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 06/29/2012 02:56 PM EDT on SPACE.com A Jupiter-size planet around a distant star has given astronomers a rare gl...

LOOK: Galaxies Seem To Collide In Tricky Telescope Image

Posted 06.14.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 06/14/2012 11:43 AM EDT on SPACE.com The Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a spectacular new image of two galaxies ...

Astronomers Spy Oldest Galaxy In Universe

AP | Posted 08.11.2012 | Science

HONOLULU -- A team of Japanese astronomers using telescopes on Hawaii say they've seen the oldest galaxy, a discovery that's competing with other "ear...

Eight Astronomy Mysteries That Still Stump Scientists

Posted 06.01.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 05/31/2012 02:13 PM EDT on SPACE.com The vastness of space and the puzzling nature of the cosmic objects that occup...

Rare Planetary Event To Be Viewed With Collossal 'Mirror'

Posted 05.08.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 05/07/2012 05:40 PM EDT on SPACE.com Scientists are planning to use NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to observe next...

LOOK: Coolest Images From Hubble Telescope After 22 Years In Space

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.01.2012 | Science

The Hubble Space Telescope launched on April 24, 1990, ushering in a new era in space exploration. From its low-earth orbit, the telescope can take...

LOOK: Massive Stars Look Marvelous In Space Telescope Mosaic

Posted 04.17.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 04/17/2012 10:03 AM EDT on SPACE.com A stunning new photo from the Hubble Space Telescope has captured an unprece...

PHOTO: Take Us To Galaxy Centaurus A!

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 01.04.2012 | Science

NASA's recent image of the day is a doozy. The stunning image of Galaxy Centaurus A was taken in July 2010 with Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3. Cent...

Overlapping Galaxies?!

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 11.01.2011 | Green

These galaxies might not necessarily be touching, but they're pretty close from where we're seeing them. The cluster, known as Arp 274 or the NGC 5...

LOOK: A 'Rose' Made Of Galaxies

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 06.20.2011 | Technology

The Hubble space telescope celebrates its 21st year in orbit on April 20, 2011. To celebrate this milestone, NASA has released a show-stopping ima...

The Art of Making Science Dance

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Craig K. Comstock

Images obtained from scientific instruments: what makes some of them dance with visual delight?

Hubble Snaps Image Of 'Strangely Alive' Space Oddity

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 01.18.2013 | Technology

(SETH BORENSTEIN, AP) WASHINGTON -- The Hubble Space Telescope got its first peek at a mysterious giant green blob in outer space and found that it's ...