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Hubble’s Successor Is Almost Ready to Go

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Hubble is one of the most important telescopes in history. It showed us so much of the universe around us and has been credited with keeping the public’s imagination about space alive — […] The post Hubble’s Successor Is Almost Ready to Go appeared first on

Opinion: We need to break science out of its ivory tower – here's one way to do this

Without hardware, there is no science. From Hooke's microscope to the Hubble telescope, instruments are modern science's platforms for producing knowledge. But limited access to scientific tools impedes the progress and reach of science...Show More Summary

NASA balloon mission launches, with goal of breaking flight record

NASA on April 24 launched a football-stadium-sized, super-pressure balloon on a mission that aims to set a record for flight duration while carrying a telescope that scientists at the University of Chicago and around the world will use to study cosmic rays.

Behold the James Webb Telescope in all Its Unfurled Glory

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Like a dandelion reaching up to the sky on a warm spring day, the James Webb Telescope peers upwards in this stunning new photo released today by NASA. Still under construction, the powerful space-bound telescope will soon be shipped across the country for the next phase of its development. Read more...

Space telescope captures storm-generated gamma-ray bursts

From Ben Franklin to Dr Frankenstein, lightning has long fascinated and enlightened scientists. Now NASA is studying another fascinating – and surprising – product of thunderstorms: gamma rays. NASA estimates that around a thousand gamma...Show More Summary

Why we need to start listening to insects

It's a warm summer afternoon in the Tanzanian village of Lupiro, and Mikkel Brydegaard is crouching in a brick hut, trying to fix a broken laser. Next to him, on a tall tripod, three telescopes point through a window at a tree in the distance. A laptop rests on an upturned box, waiting to receive a signal.

Image: James Webb Space Telescope mirror seen in full bloom

It's springtime and the deployed primary mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope looks like a spring flower in full bloom.

Preliminary results of Breakthrough Listen project released

(—The team of researchers working on the Breakthrough Listen project (affiliated with SETI) has released preliminary findings after sifting through several petabytes of data obtained from three telescopes involved in the research project. Show More Summary

Today in History for April 25th

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Radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi born; 'America' first used on a world map; U.S. and Soviet troops meet in World War II; The Hubble Space Telescope deployed into orbit; Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald born. (April 25)        

Celebrate Hubble's Birthday by Tearfully Reviewing Its Best Photos

For so many nerds, the Hubble space telescope feels more like a friend than a hunk of metal in the cold vacuum of space—a friend whose job you’re super jealous of. The ‘scope, which launched on the space shuttle Discovery in 1990, has sent back some of the most incredible images from the final frontier—over 1.3… Read more...

Hubble spies a nebula surrounding a nearby Wolf-Rayet star

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Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have captured a stunning image of a nebula located 5,200 light-years from Earth. Located in the direction of the constellation Canis Major, the nebula enshrouds a large, bright star named EZ Canis Majoris. “EZ Canis Majoris is responsible for creating...

Cosmic pairing

The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 27 years with two close friends

Benchmarks: April 24, 1990: The hubble space telescope is launched

Five hundred and eighty kilometers above Earth, orbiting at more than 27,000 kilometers per hour, is a 12-ton, bus-sized eye on the universe: the Hubble Space Telescope. When Hubble launched aboard the space shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990, scientists hoped it would provide answers to many of the great unknown questions of the day. Show More Summary

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Hubble observes first multiple images of explosive distance indicator

(ESA/Hubble Information Centre) A Swedish-led team of astronomers used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to analyze the multiple images of a gravitationally lensed type Ia supernova for the first time. The four images of the exploding star will be used to measure the expansion of the Universe. Show More Summary

Galaxies snuggle up in Hubble 27th anniversary image - CNET

The Hubble Space Telescope birthday celebration kicks off with a gorgeous image of two spiral galaxies that like to buddy up.

The Mystery of the Milky Way --WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream

"The Mystery of the Milky Way," chronicles the history of telescopes, from Galileo's refractor to Newton's reflector and beyond. It looks at key discoveries, such as those made by William Herschel and his sister Caroline, including the discovery of the...        

Hubble celebrates 27 years with two close friends

(ESA/Hubble Information Centre) This stunning cosmic pairing of the two very different looking spiral galaxies NGC 4302 and NGC 4298 was imaged by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The image brilliantly captures their warm stellar glow and brown, mottled patterns of dust. Show More Summary

Exoplanet Discovery Arrives in Time for New Telescope Technology

Astronomers call LHS 1140b one of the "best targets" for hunting liquid water with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

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