Hubble at 25: Space Telescope's Views Have Changed How We See Earth
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April 25th, 2015
The Hubble Space Telescope, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in space, has become known for capturing stunning and unprecedented views of the cosmos. But the famed orbiting observatory has also given us new perspectives of Earth.
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Early Earth May Have Absorbed Mercury-like Object
Planet Mercury
April 15th, 2015
A key ingredient of the early Earth may have been a chunk of rock much like Mercury, scientists say. This finding could help explain how Earth's magnetic field has lasted for billions of years, researchers added.
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Happy Birthday, Hubble! 10 Epic Photos from the Iconic Space Telescope
Pillars of Creation, hubble images
April 24th, 2015
The Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Here are some of the most amazing photos taken by the iconic observatory.
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1st Color Image of Pluto Snapped by Approaching NASA Probe (Photo)
Color View of Pluto and Charon
April 15th, 2015
NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto has returned its first color image of the dwarf planet and its largest moon, Charon. The new photo was taken on April 9, from a distance of about 71 million miles (115 million kilometers).
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This Cosmic Ring Photo Is the One to Rule Them All
Gravitationally Lensed Galaxy SDP.81
April 9th, 2015
A new photograph of a distant galaxy looks like it was the inspiration for the 'one ring' in 'The Hobbit,' but it's actually a cosmic phenomenon in which the light from one galaxy is bent into a circle by the gravity of another galaxy.
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Shortest Total Lunar Eclipse of the Century Visible Early Saturday
July 2000 Lunar Eclipse
April 3rd, 2015
Don't forget to look skyward in the early hours of the morning tomorrow (April 4), to catch a glimpse of the shortest total lunar eclipse of the century, and the third of a four-eclipse "tetrad" visible from the United States.
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Stunning Night-Sky Images from the American Desert (Photos)
Rio Grande, New Mexico, dark sky week
April 20th, 2015
When the land is untouched, so is the nighttime sky.
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Dark Matter Illuminated in New High-Resolution Maps
Map of Dark-Matter Distribution
April 14th, 2015
The dark universe is coming into view, thanks to new maps that chart the location dark matter in the cosmos. The new maps, released today, show how dark matter affects the landscape of regular matter, and provides hints about dark energy.
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Explosive Culprit? Russian Fireball's Origins Found
Kola fireball
April 8th, 2015
A cracking fireball that exploded over Russia last year appears to share an orbit with a huge asteroid discovered in October 2014.
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