The iconic Hubble Space Telescope turns 25 this month, and getting the ball rolling on a life-hunting successor instrument would be a fitting birthday present, one prominent researcher argues.
Astronomers have taken a census of distant spiral galaxies to help us understand what our Milky Way may have looked like in the distant past, also providing us with an invaluable look at the evolution of our own solar system.
New research reveals just how invisible this stuff is, even to itself.
A chance alignment of galaxies and a touch of extreme physics was all it took for the universe to create an uncanny smiley face in deep space.
The space telescope has captured the moments when three of the Galilean satellites crossed the face of Jupiter.
A tiny galaxy has been discovered in the Milky Way's backyard and astronomers are now wondering just how many of these diminutive dwarfs are hiding in the intergalactic undergrowth.
This thick cloud of dust and gas may look like a dark and foreboding corner of our galaxy, but it is actually a region of star birth that exhibits a smorgasbord of stellar phenomena. Continue reading →
The space telescope has zoomed in on a galactic pair that are gravitationally disturbing one another's stellar populations. Continue reading →
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