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Apr 23, 2015 11:40 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Hubble’s scientific bounty has benefited a wide range of astronomical and astrophysical fields, including the study of planets, moons and small icy bodies in the outer solar system and the cosmological history of the universe. Here’s a look at a few of Hubble’s greatest hits.
Apr 23, 2015 01:52 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) now spans the diameter of our planet and, when the vast project goes online, astronomers will get their first glimpse of the bright ring surrounding a supermassive black hole.
Mar 26, 2015 01:40 PM ET // Geoff Gaherty, Space.com
The moon is at its best for observing when it is around its first-quarter phase.
Mar 19, 2015 07:05 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Through the use of a monster telescope attached to a modified Boeing 747 jet, astronomers have discovered the dust of an ancient supernova near the center of the Milky Way.
Mar 8, 2015 09:11 AM ET // Discovery News
The star cluster is unique since it's located thousands of light-years away from the main disc of our galaxy.
Jan 15, 2015 01:51 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
On Jan. 26, astronomers will be keeping their eyes peeled for a large space rock that is due to make a fast dash past the Earth-moon system.
Dec 4, 2014 07:20 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
The world's largest telescope has gotten its official construction go-ahead, keeping the enormous instrument on track to start observing the heavens in 2024.
Nov 30, 2014 03:48 PM ET // Nina Sen, Space.com Contributor
The photos capture Mars passing below two objects known as the Lagoon and Trifid nebulas, both in the constellation Sagittarius.
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