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In celebration of the 24th anniversary of the launch of NASA'…

In celebration of the 24th anniversary of the launch of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have captured infrared-light images of a churning region of star birth 6,400 light-years away.<p>The collection of images reveals a shadowy, dense knot of gas and dust sharply contrasted against a backdrop of brilliant glowing gas in the Monkey Head Nebula.<p>The image demonstrates Hubble's powerful infrared vision and offers a tantalizing hint of what scientists can expect from the upcoming James Webb …

Station Debris Avoidance Maneuver Conducted

Fight controllers conducted a Pre-Determined Debris Avoidance Maneuver (PDAM) Sunday night at 9:37 p.m.EDT.

Astrophysicists to Unveil 'Major Discovery' Today

<b>Update for 12 pm ET:</b> The major discovery announced today is the first direct evidence of cosmic inflation and gravitational waves, a key piece in …

Is Alien Life Out There? Vatican Observatory Co-Hosts Science Conference in Arizona

Are we alone in the universe? The ultimate question of life beyond Earth and the solar system takes center stage in a science conference led by the …

Landmark Discovery: New Results Provide Direct Evidence for Cosmic Inflation

Astronomers have announced Nobel Prize-worthy evidence of primordial gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of spacetime — providing the first …

Hubble's Stunning Monkey Head Nebula

Hubble Snaps 'Monkey Head' Nebula | Video

To celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's 24th year in orbit, astronomers set their sights on NGC 2174, the Monkey Head Nebula. Young stars are …

Get Set For Comet K1 PanSTARRS: A Guide to its Spring Appearance

Get those binoculars ready: an icy interloper from the Oort cloud is about to grace the night sky.<p>The comet is C/2012 K1 PanSTARRS, and it’s …