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Hubble at 25: the cosmos at its most breathtaking – in pictures

The Hubble telescope was launched in April 1990. Ever since, it has been providing astronomers with breathtaking images of the cosmos

Hubble Space Telescope

Space Shots: The Universe's Best Images

A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.<p><i>This post was last updated on Friday, May 12, 2017.</i><p>Here at <i>Popular Science</i>, we love space—and we know you do too. From seeing the nearly-true colors of Europa, a molten metal orb levitate in microgravity, or even a map of a …

Astronomy

So they might have found Beagle 2 on Mars … Er, remind me, what was it?

Photograph: Beagle2/PA<p>A computer-generated image of the Beagle 2 probe on Mars. Sadly, the real thing is unlikely to be in one piece.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/13/1421167652077/231a8e0e-459e-4006-9e1b-653cc3d89dc5-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Beagle2/PA<p>A …

How Big Are The Biggest Squid, Whales, Sharks, Jellyfish?

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>A few years ago, Carl Zimmer and I ran a workshop on science writing, where we talked, among other things, about explaining science without talking down to your audience. It apparently left an impression on Craig McClain, a marine biologist and blogger …

Zoology

Astronomers Spy Monster Star Merger on the Move

A coming collision could let astronomers peek at the birth of a jumbo star.<p>Twin monster stars are merging, astronomers report, in a confirmation of a long-held theory on how supermassive stars are born.<p>A Spanish astronomy team reports the eclipsing binary star system, known as MY Camelopardalis (MY …

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is awake and cruising toward Pluto

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is awake and doing fine.<p>The spacecraft bound for Pluto roused itself from its latest hibernation on Saturday at noon PST. One and a half hours later, it sent a radio signal to Earth to confirm it had successfully turned itself back on.<p>The spacecraft is currently 2.9 …

Rare Automobile Finds in French Barn Could Fetch Over $18 Million USD

Roughly 100 decaying cars have been discovered in an abandoned shed on a French estate. This<p>Roughly 100 decaying cars have been discovered in an …

Supercharged 2015 GMC Yukon Denali sounds evil, runs 0-60 in 4.5 seconds

Speeding along in a sports car is undoubtedly a ton of fun, but some owners need the ability to carry a lot of people and their stuff and don't want to sacrifice the ability to put the power down. The tuners over at Hennessey have that demographic covered with their growling, supercharged power …

New Bird Species Confirmed in Indonesia, 15 Years After First Sighting

The Sulawesi streaked flycatcher was first spotted by bird-watchers in 1997.<p>An Indonesian bird first observed 15 years ago is a species previously unknown to science, a new study confirms.<p>An elusive bird, spotted on the island of Sulawesi (map) in 1997, now has an official name: the Sulawesi …

How did Orion withstand temperatures twice the melting point of steel?

"There is a lot at stake for this flight test because we really need this data to refine our design and to know how the parts of Orion perform together," White says. "We have our models and our simulations, and while we do the best that we can, there could be parts that we missed or didn’t know …

Ferrari unleashes limited new models: track-only FXX K, Sergio roadster

Any Ferrari is a rare Ferrari, but this week the famed Italian sports car maker introduced two new editions that will be true unicorns, the Sergio and the FXX K.<p>The announcements come more than a month after Ferrari's parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced it was spinning Ferrari off as …

Revisiting the Case of the Wedding Photographer Threatened with a $300,000 Lawsuit

A couple years ago, I read a story about a Washington wedding photographer that was threatened with a $300,000 lawsuit by an ex-client. The story …

North Korea warns 'catastrophic consequences' over UN rights ruling

Secretive state's military says resolution to try leaders for crimes against humanity is 'political fraud'<p>North Korea's top military body on Sunday warned of "catastrophic consequences" for supporters of the latest UN censure on its human rights record, as state media reported leader Kim Jong Un …

5 can't-miss apps: Carousel, Cheezburger, Next Glass and more

5 can't-miss apps: Carousel, Cheezburger, Nextglass and more<p>Carousel<p>Cheezburger<p>My Asics<p>Next Glass<p>Things<p>With Uber enraging users and sparking a Senate …