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Apr 24, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
It's been an eventful 25 years for what turned out to become the world's best-known telescope and perhaps among the most productive science instruments ever made. Here's a look at Hubble's life in pictures.
Apr 21, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
This evening will be another one of those special occasions when the two brightest objects in the night sky — the moon and a Venus — will get together and, weather permitting, will attract a lot of attention, even to those who normally do not spend much time in gazing up at the sky.
Apr 20, 2015 05:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Underpinning tributes this week marking the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s launch is the knowledge that the orbiting observatory has years of cutting edge science projects ahead.
Apr 17, 2015 11:55 AM ET
Of all of the dwarf planets we know about, Ceres might be the most mysterious. Recently, scientists found two bright spots on its surface. What could they be?
Apr 7, 2015 11:56 AM ET
Mankind seems pretty well set on a 60-second minute. But history saw multiple systems devised for counting things, including the passage of time, so how did we settle on the minutes, seconds, and hours we use to mark off our days today?
Apr 6, 2015 12:20 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Saturday's lunar eclipse was seen from western North America, across Asia and Oceania, here are some of the most dazzling views.
Apr 6, 2015 09:30 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, astronomers have combined the observational power of a ground-based survey with a space telescope to measure the distance to a stellar-mass object that was detected through a chance microlensing event.
Apr 3, 2015 11:40 AM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
Turnabout is fair play: The full moon will be totally eclipsed early Saturday morning (April 4), just 15 days after it caused a total eclipse of the sun.
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