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Newly Refurbished Hubble Sends Back Stunning First Images
We always like to look forward to bigger and better tech, but NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, though it’s been around … Continued
When Galaxies Collide, 280 Million Light Years Away
A new image using data from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory captures Stephan's Quintet in a new light
NASA Reconsiders Its Moon Plans
The Constellation system, which includes the Ares rocket and Orion crew module, could lose favor to a cheaper, more DIY approach to launching orbital craft post-Space Shuttle
NASA Gets Heat For Ditching Metric System on New Shuttle Replacement
If you’ve ever worked on bikes or cars, you know how annoying it can be to work with both English/imperial … Continued
Will the First Elevator to Space Be Inflatable?
A new approach moves away from nanotubes in favor of readily available pneumatic modules inflated with helium
This Is the Moon in HD, Closer Than Ever Before
Japan's Kaguya lunar probe sends back stunning high-definition footage from an extremely low altitude
Space: The Ugliest Frontier?
A new study suggests long-duration space flights could make astronauts shorter, fatter, balder
Most Convincing Sign of Dark Energy’s Presence Yet?
Physicists find the first evidence of a new force, called chameleon field energy, linked to dark energy
Hubble’s Ten Most Significant Discoveries
PopSci offers up the ten most important scientific discoveries that the Hubble made possible, and the amazing images to go with them
A Look Back at a Noble Mars Lander
On the first anniversary of the Phoenix Mars Lander's touchdown, we know a lot more about Mars than we did a year ago