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“Space Telescopes”

Jan 20, 2016 12:36 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
NASA will begin work on the next big space telescope after the James Webb Space Telescope, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, which will be constructed from a refurbished military spy telescope.
Dec 29, 2015 07:50 AM ET // Kasandra Brabaw, contributor
An explosion in space may have created not only a brilliant nebula but also a rapidly spinning neutron star, according to new data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Dec 22, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In a galactic cluster far, far away, a galaxy has grown an unprecedented tail of super-heated gases, providing astronomers with a unique glimpse of an extreme intragalactic environment.
Nov 3, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
How does a comet come to life and then fade away? This is one of the questions comet-hunters hope to answer with the James Webb Space Telescope.
Aug 31, 2015 02:50 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
See just how well Hubble is doing after 25 years in orbit.
Aug 25, 2015 01:43 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
If funded, the tiny Twinkle telescope will look at the atmospheres of close alien planets, including 'super-Earths.'
Jun 18, 2015 01:15 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Ready for your close-up? How spacecraft changed our image of moons, planets and other objects in our solar system.
Apr 25, 2015 05:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
As we celebrate Hubble's 25th year in space, let's have a quick rundown of some of the space telescope's key statistics.
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