Galaxies

A Glowing Vision of the Early Universe

Astronomers shed new light on our picture of the early Universe.

Pro-Am Collaboration

New York Teen Finds Wimpiest Supernova

On November 7, 2008, 14-year-old Caroline Moore of Warwick, New York, discovered a supernova in the galaxy UGC 12682, making her the youngest person ever to find an exploding star.

Astronomy & Observing News

Black Holes, GRBs and Masers from Pasadena

The American Astronomical Society's 214th meeting in Pasadena, California, kicked off in earnest on Monday.

Astronomy & Observing News

Space Shuttle Crew Bids Hubble Farewell

The Hubble repair crew carried out their fifth and final spacewalk on Monday, May 18th. On Wednesday they answered reporters' questions about what the job was like.

Astronomy & Observing News

Spitzer Warms, Its Discoveries May Cool

NASA’s infrared Spitzer Space Telescope finally ran out of its liquid helium coolant and entered its “warm mode” last Friday, May 15th.

Astronomy & Observing News

Refurbished Hubble Will Surpass Itself

After years of anticipation, a Space Shuttle crew lifted off Monday, May 11th, for the much-delayed 11-day mission to service and repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

Astronomy & Observing News

More of Mercury Revealed

Scientists crunching data from the January and October 2008 Messenger flybys of Mercury have just announced a flurry of new results.

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