Hubble Space Telescope

January 14, 2019

Astronomers foresee long future for Hubble

SEATTLE — Despite a recent problem with one of its instruments, managers of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope are confident that the mission can continue to operate […]
May 29, 2018

Astronaut Don Peterson, made first shuttle spacewalk, dies at 84

Astronaut Donald Peterson, who trained for a classified military space station program before becoming one of the first people to spacewalk from the space shuttle, has […]
May 17, 2018

Who’s Out There?—Anyone of Interest?

Two articles in Science News April 28 and May 12, 2018, focus on what we have learned about the 5000 possible exoplanets Kepler has found. Now we await […]
May 8, 2018

NASA missions press ahead despite budget uncertainty

WASHINGTON — As House appropriators prepare to take up a spending bill that funds NASA, some programs proposed for cancellation are pressing ahead despite fiscal uncertainty […]
April 9, 2018

Why Extraterrestrial Life May Be More Unlikely Than Scientists Thought

Phosphorus is an essential element for life — but that there was enough of it for life to start on Earth might just have been a […]
April 3, 2018

Farthest star ever seen captured by astronomers

Star was imaged using the Hubble telescope in 2016, when it got a lucky boost from nature Scientists have captured an image of the most distant […]
September 25, 2017

Astronomers discover an asteroid is actually two — and that it’s also a comet

Finding makes it a first for a binary asteroid to be also classified as a comet When is an asteroid not just an asteroid? When it’s […]
August 26, 2017

So, You’re Still Interested in Astronomy: LIFE

Hello again. Last time out, we took a brief look at one avenue where scientists at NASA are concentrating their efforts to help broaden our understanding […]
August 17, 2017

The Epic Journey of Both Voyager Spacecraft

We dream of going to the stars, but the reality is that we haven’t made it any farther than our own moon. We’re reaching for Mars […]