Just as NASA’s Kepler space telescope was to begin a unique survey of planets without parent stars, ground control teams discovered the observatory had put itself into emergency mode due to an unknown technical problem.
Communications with the Kepler space telescope have been resumed and hopes are high that the embattled mission will soon get back to the business of finding alien worlds.
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have spotted a bright galaxy located a record-breaking 13.4 billion light years away, the most distant galaxy found yet.
As we anticipate the premiere of 'Telescope' on Discovery Channel this weekend, let's take a look back at just a few of the stunning discoveries and photos from the world's most famous space telescope from the past year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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