25 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope: A Story of Redemption
2011: Interacting Galaxies Arp 273
April 25th, 2015
This week, NASA and the space science community celebrated 25 years since the launch and deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope, an instrument with one of the greatest redemption stories in science history.
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Holding Hubble History: Artifacts Preserve Space Telescope's 25-Year Legacy
Hubble Space Telescope Deployment
April 24th, 2015
The Hubble Space Telescope, launched 25 years ago, will never land in a museum. But that doesn't mean all of Hubble's history will be lost. The observatory's legacy will live on in the artifacts from its quarter-century (and more) observing the universe.
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Mars Rover Curiosity Spotted from Space (Photo)
MRO Spots Mars Rover Curiosity in 'Artist's Drive'
April 24th, 2015
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a photo on April 8 that shows the car-size Curiosity rover cruising through a valley called Artist's Drive in the foothills of Mount Sharp.
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Moon and Jupiter Rendezvous This Weekend: How to See Them
Jupiter and the Galilean Moons, April 2015
April 24th, 2015
About 45 minutes after the sun sets on Saturday and Sunday, Jupiter and the moon will be visible in the southwest sky, roughly two-thirds of the way up from the horizon to the point directly overhead (called the zenith).
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Mars Life Search: Iron-Rich Rocks Could Be Key
Curiosity Drills Holes on Mars
April 24th, 2015
A study of Yellowstone's hot springs has revealed new clues about how organic materials might get preserved in similar environments on the Red Planet, bettering our chances of finding possible signs of life.
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Mysterious X-37B Military Space Plane to Fly Again Next Month
X-37B Space Plane in Orbit: Artist’s Concept
April 24th, 2015
The unmanned X-37B, which looks like a miniature version of NASA's now-retired space shuttle orbiter, is scheduled to blast off atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on May 20.
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Nearby Alien Planets Not So Life-Friendly After All
Planet Candidate Tau Ceti f
April 24th, 2015
The star Tau Ceti, which lies just 11.9 light-years from Earth, is thought to host five exoplanets, two of which have been posited to be potentially habitable. But a new study throws some cold water on these worlds' life-supporting ability.
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