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Happy 25th birthday, Hubble Space Telescope

It almost failed before it had even begun, yet it has far outlived its planned lifespan, becoming a treasure of untold value. Crave talks to some of the engineers who've kept it going.

By 24 April 2015

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Hubble telescope observes freaky antics of 'Nasty 1' star

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope say the star nicknamed Nasty 1 (Miss Jackson if...) doesn't behave like a typical star of its kind. Hence its bad-boy image and name.

By 22 May 2015

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Big discoveries heralded by a faint breath of hydrogen from a distant galaxy

The Square Kilometre Array had detected a tiny signature from 5 billion light years away that heralds great finds in the future.

By 6 July 2015

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Ganymede, biggest moon in the solar system, has a saltwater ocean

NASA says new observations from the Hubble Space Telescope confirm the presence of a subsurface ocean on Jupiter's largest moon.

By 13 March 2015

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Jupiter's Ganymede moon hides a big ocean (pictures)

Observations from the Hubble Space Telescope have confirmed that there's a salty subsurface ocean on Jupiter's largest moon.

7 Images By 13 March 2015

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Are these the stars that shaped the universe?

The Very Large Telescope has spotted signs that may indicate the presence of the oldest stars in the universe -- formed from matter created by the Big Bang.

By 18 June 2015

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Finally, humanity gets the tools needed to find life on other planets

In the "Star Trek" universe, humans made contact with aliens in 2063. In the real world, scientists could beat that mark by decades, at least when it comes to detecting signs of life beyond this rock.

By 16 June 2015

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Scientists discover 'fluffiest galaxies,' but you can't pet them

The most adorable galaxies in the universe may be a series of far-away space blobs with a lot of room, but very few stars.

By 16 May 2015

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The telescope looking for the beginning of time

The Giant Magellan Telescope will be the world's biggest telescope -- and it will look deeper into the past than we've ever seen before.

By 12 May 2015

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This galaxy is the farthest into space we have ever seen

The distance to a super-bright galaxy has been exactly calculated, setting a 13-billion light-year record as the most distant galaxy ever seen (that we know of).

By 7 May 2015