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Spacecraft Snaps Stunning X-Ray Portrait Of The Sun

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Science

NuSTAR may have been built to observe black holes and other objects in deep space, but NASA's supersensitive space telescope can also do a bang-up job...

NASA Spies Star That's 10 Million Times Brighter Than The Sun

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.10.2014 | Science

Think our sun is bright? NASA says its NuSTAR space-based X-ray telescope has detected a dead star that pumps out as much energy as 10 million suns. ...

LOOK: Spooky 'Hand Of God' Spied By Space Telescope

Space.com | Tanya Lewis | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Religion and astronomy may not overlap often, but a new NASA X-ray image captures a celestial object that resembles the "Hand of God." The cosmic "...

Space Telescope Spies Huge Trove Of Monster Black Holes

Space.com | Elizabeth Howell | Posted 09.11.2013 | Science

A powerful NASA space telescope has found not one, but 10 monster black holes lurking in the hearts of distant galaxies — the first major finds fo...

Space Agency Throws In The Towel

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 08.15.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA called off all attempts to fix its crippled Kepler space telescope Thursday. But it's not quite ready to call it quits on...

Space Agency Delivers Some Bad News To Planet Hunters

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.25.2013 | Science

NASA's Kepler spacecraft probably won't bounce back completely from the malfunction that stalled its planet-hunting efforts two months ago, mission o...

Space Agency To Revive Planet-Hunting Probe

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.08.2013 | Science

NASA will try to revive its ailing Kepler spacecraft this month in the hope of resurrecting a mission that has revolutionized the search for alien pl...

NASA Switches Off Aging Space Telescope

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.01.2013 | Science

NASA has turned off a decade-old space telescope, a year after loaning the orbiting instrument to a university that operated it with private funding....

Latest on Crowdfunding... Searching for Alien Planets

Peter Diamandis | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business
Peter Diamandis

You know I'm a big fan of crowd funding. In 2012, over $2.8 billion of capital was unleashed from the crowd to fund innovative projects. That number i...

Prolific Space Telescope Shut Down For Good

Space.com | Stephen Clark | Posted 06.19.2013 | Science

PARIS — Ground controllers put Europe's Herschel Space Observatory to sleep Monday (June 17), turning off the infrared observatory after squeezing ...

UPDATE: Kickstarter Offers Normals The Chance To Search For Aliens

Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 06.21.2013 | Small Business

Ever wanted to visit an alien planet? The technology to “boldly go where no man has gone before” may not be here yet, but one cutting edge company...

Asteroid Mining Start-Up To Put Selfies In Space

Posted 05.30.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 05/29/2013 01:14 PM EDT on SPACE.com A private company that plans to mine asteroids unveiled a new venture today (M...

NASA Space Telescope Is Broken

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 07.15.2013 | Science

LOS ANGELES — NASA's planet-hunting Kepler telescope is broken, potentially jeopardizing the search for other worlds where life could exist outs...

Strange 'Polluted' Stars Discovered By Space Telescope

Posted 05.14.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon Published: 05/14/2013 11:42 AM EDT on SPACE.com Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered two dead stars 150 ...

Record-Setting Space Telescope Shuts Its Eye Forever

Posted 04.30.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 04/30/2013 12:01 PM EDT on SPACE.com After nearly four years mapping the "hidden universe," the largest infrared tele...

Prolific Planet Hunter Goes Into Overdrive

Posted 11.15.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 11/14/2012 06:19 PM EST on SPACE.com NASA's planet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope has begun its extended mission,...

New Data Show How Fast Universe Is Expanding

Posted 10.03.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 10/03/2012 05:33 PM EDT on SPACE.com The universe just got a new speeding ticket. The most precise measurement e...

Weird 'Hiccupping' Star Detected By Space Telescope

Posted 07.30.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 07/26/2012 04:08 PM EDT on SPACE.com Astronomers have discovered a weird compact spinning star whose rotation has...

'Heartbeat' Of Fast-Spinning Star Seen By X-Ray Telescopes

Posted 07.27.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 07/13/2012 07:30 AM EDT on SPACE.com Using the X-ray eyes of three space telescopes, astronomers have captured a b...

New Space Telescope Spies High Energy Objects

Posted 07.04.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 07/03/2012 04:20 PM EDT on SPACE.com NASA's newest space telescope has opened its X-ray eyes to take its first pi...

Bizarre Alien Planet Pair Spied By Space Telescope

Posted 06.22.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 06/21/2012 02:08 PM EDT on SPACE.com It is science fiction made fact: Astronomers have discovered two alien planets ar...

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...

Galaxies Had Frenzied Star-Making Pasts, Astronomers Say

Posted 03.27.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 01/25/2012 01:08 PM EST on Space Clusters of distant galaxies that were bursting with newborn stars i...