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  • Jupiter's moons
    Jupiter's Moons: Rare new image of triple solar eclipse
    NASAis sharing this new imagetaken by the Hubble space telescope. It shows three big moons crossing past Jupiter, a triple solar eclipse. The moons cast their shadows onto the planet's surface. Hubble reports that in the past 15 years, this...
  • New telescope to out-do Hubble?
    New telescope to surpass Hubble?
    NASA officials will be updated next week by University of Colorado Boulder researchers on a revolutionary space telescope concept that has been selected for study last June. The new telescope could provide images up to 1,000 times sharper than the...
  • Pandora's Cluster
    ‘Ghost light’ from ancient dead galaxies picked up by Hubble
    The faint spectral light picked up by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope isn’t coming from a giant space ghost but is in fact the “ghostly glow of stars” that have been scattered after the several long dead galaxies were torn...
  • NASA
    NASA finds a galaxy with supermassive back hole
    Interesting new NASA findings: Astronomers using data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and ground observation have found an unlikely object in an improbable place -- a monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest galaxies ever...
  • NASA Hubble telescope
    NASA's Hubble telescope provides the most colorful picture of the universe
    The universe does not stop amazing us: Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have assembled a comprehensive picture of the evolving universe – among the most colorful deep space images ever captured by the 24-year-old telescope...
  • Auroras on Saturn
    Beautiful new views of Saturn's auroras
    Auroras are one of the most beautiful natural phenomena on Earth, but they can be found on other planets in the solar system as well, notably the gas giants. New photos and video were released today, February 11, 2014, of just such displays on...
  • Hubble images for the visually impaired
    Astronomers convert Hubble images into tactile 3-D pictures for the blind
    Astronomers are developing an experimental technology that converts images from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope into tactile 3-D images for people who are blind or have different learning styles. The new process was announced on Jan. 7, 2013...
  • Europa as seen by Galileo
    NASA announces new discoveries on Europa, water plumes and asteroid impact
    NASA has announced two startling findings concerning Jupiter’s moon Europa that has the planetary science community abuzz.First, on December 11, 2013, the space agency announced the results of analysis of data returned by the Galileo probe...
  • S/2004 N 1
    Neptune found to have 14th moon
    On July 15, it was announced that a new satellite has been discovered in orbit around Neptune. Tentatively named S/2004 N 1, the satellite orbits Neptune every 22 hours, 28 minutes, 6 seconds and has a semi-major axis of 104,200 kilometers. It is...
  • Moons of Neptune
    NASA's Hubble finds new moon of Neptune
    NASA announced on July 15, 2013 that the Hubble Space Telescope has discovered another moon of Neptune, the furthest planet from the sun, not counting the newly designated “dwarf planet” Pluto. The newly discovered moon has been called...
  • Hubble Space Telescope video: Stunning new video, nebula photo for 23rd birthday
    Hubble Space Telescope video: Stunning new video, nebula photo for 23rd birthday
    Watching the videoof Hubble’s stunning new nebula photo is breathtaking and memorable. In celebration of its 23 years of peering deep into space, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope “has snapped a spectacular new image of an iconic...
  • Yerkes Observatory
    The birthplace of modern astrophysics
    George Ellery Hale was the new Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Chicago when, in 1892, he learned that two 102mm (40 inch) diameter glass blanks were available. Hale realized this was an opportunity to build the largest telescope in...
  • Jennifer Kalmanson
    What is "The Case for Space?" Space-engineer Kalmanson speaks in Philadelphia
    This comingMonday, August 20, 2012, the Freethought Society will host space engineer scientist Jennifer Kalmanson. Her 7:00 PM presentation, "The Case for Space", will address the end of the Space Shuttle program and the uncertain future...
  • Jennifer Kalmanson presenting award to Carolyn Porco
    Space scientist Jennifer Kalmanson presents "The case for space"
    On Monday, August 20, 2012the Freethought Societywill host space engineerscientist Jennifer Kalmanson. Her 7:00 PM presentation, "The Case for Space", will address the end of the Space Shuttle program and the uncertain future for NASA....
  • Star nursery
    Exploring a star-studded frontier
    Since the beginning of time, man has been overcome with a desire to reach the heavens.“And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven” - Genesis 11:4On September 19, 1783, a scientist by the...
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