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December 30, 2018 12:58 PM Nancy Grace Roman, 'Mother Of Hubble' Space Telescope, Has Died, At Age 93

When Nancy Grace Roman was a child, her favorite object to draw was the moon. Her mother used to take her on walks under the nighttime sky and show her constellations, or point out the colorful swirls of the aurora. Roman loved to look up at the stars and imagine. Eventually, her passion for stargazing blossomed into a career as a renowned astronomer 76

October 8, 2018 7:18 PM Hubble space telescope goes into 'safe mode' over faulty gyroscope

NASA, we have a problem: one of the Hubble Space Telescope’s gyroscopes – devices which are needed to keep the telescope in the right direction during observations – is not working. “On Friday, the Hubble Space Telescope went into safe mode due to a failed gyro – used to keep the telescope precisely pointed for long periods,” NASA explained in a tweet 108

July 17, 2018 12:32 PM A rare cosmic collision might let scientists calculate the precise age of the universe

An artist's depiction of a neutron star and a black hole colliding. (A. Tonita, L. Rezzolla, F. Pannarale) A so-far unseen celestial collision could be astronomers' best bet for figuring out just how quickly the universe is expanding. Right now, physicists have two ways of measuring that expansion rate, and both are quite precise — but their answers 118

July 2, 2018 1:19 PM A Toothpaste Club? Colgate to Invest in Online Startup

Household-products maker is close to a deal to acquire a minority stake in Hubble Colgate-Palmolive Co. is turning to an online startup to help it sell products like toothpaste through a home-subscription service, the latest experiment by a big household-products maker to cut out traditional retailers as sales shift online. Colgate, which has been selling 59

April 25, 2018 11:59 AM You Can Now See Nearly 1.7 Billion Stars With This Incredibly Detailed Map of the Milky Way

(BERLIN) — The European Space Agency is releasing the most detailed star chart yet for the Milky Way and neighboring galaxies. The data released Wednesday include high-precision measurements of almost 1.7 billion stars collected by the space agency’s Gaia probe, which was launched in 2013. It follows the release two years ago of a smaller batch of measurements 116

October 18, 2017 11:00 AM Women of NASA get their own Lego set

Astronauts Sally Ride, Mae Jemison among four minifigures in new collection. The 231-piece set features Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut, and Mae Jemison, the first black woman to travel in space. Also included in the set are figures of astronomer and educator Nancy Grace Roman and computer scientist Margaret Hamilton. Lego versions of the space 161

October 6, 2017 6:31 PM Mike Pence laments America's lack of space leadership as astronauts risked lives on spacewalk

On Thursday morning, Vice President Mike Pence spoke before spaceflight industry executives and government officials in a cavernous exhibition hall at the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia. America, Pence said, must regain its place as the leader in spaceflight. At the same time as the vice president was touting a questionable reboot of America's 101

September 17, 2017 4:20 AM NASA's Hubble discovers an exoplanet that is almost pitch black

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA and the European Space Agency have discovered that a gas planet outside our solar system reflects almost none of the light it receives, making it more or less pitch black. Dubbed a “hot Jupiter” in Thursday press releases by both NASA and ESA’s Hubble Space Telescope website, the exoplanet known as WASP-12b was first 80

July 12, 2017 1:45 PM PHOTO: 'Hidden' spiral galaxy sparkles in breathtaking Hubble shot

The spiral galaxy IC 342 shines prominently in this image from the Hubble Space Telescope, but viewing it in the night sky from Earth is much more challenging. In fact, it's nicknamed the Hidden Galaxy. Although this spiral galaxy is relatively close to Earth, at just 10 million light-years away, it's difficult to see because it sits along the observable 134

July 7, 2017 6:33 PM 'Hidden Galaxy' reveals itself in lovely Hubble image

A galaxy that's very good at hiding gives up its secrets to the eagle eye of the Hubble Space Telescope. Galaxy IC 342 is playing a celestial game of hide-and-go-seek with our telescopes. The European Space Agency notes, "the galaxy sits near the equator of the Milky Way's galactic disk, where the sky is thick with glowing cosmic gas, bright stars, and dark, obscuring 105