This fly-through of the Gum Nebula into the Westerlund stellar cluster is beautiful, epic, and the perfect way to celebrate 25 glorious years of the Hubble Space Telescope imaging our awe-inspiring universe.
Every day we find more exoplanets. With bigger and better telescopes on the horizon, we'll have far more observations of these planets than ever before — and NASA scientists are optimistic we'll discover alien life within decades.
Today is the Hubble Space Telescope's birthday — it's been exactly 24 years since it was launched into orbit. The optical telescope captures drop-dead gorgeous images of space, and is a constant source of both new science and new computer wallpapers.
The Hubble Space Telescope snapped a portrait of Comet C/2013, alias Siding Spring. The comet is projected to whisper past Mars, and astronomers are trying to predict if our Martian explorers can expect a fresh coating of comet-dust in October
The Hubble Space Telescope is always a good source for astronomical eyecandy. Today is it's 24th birthday, and to celebrate, NASA has released images of stars being born in the Monkey Head Nebula.
Remember when Europa spewed water into space in December? NASA has tracked down where (they think) it came from.