Four galaxies are smashed together in a space the size of the Milky Way

This area of the universe is known as Seyfert's Sextet, although there are really only four galaxies engaged in this particular cosmic turf war. First spotted by astronomer Carl Keenan Seyfert, these tightly packed galaxies represent the most compact group ever discovered, as the space they occupy would barely be… » 12/24/13 5:00pm 12/24/13 5:00pm

Hubble-print dresses, skirts, and scarves let you wear your space porn…

Have you ever wanted to look into your wardrobe and gasp, "It's full of stars"? Shadowplaynyc blends fashion with astronomical fascination, using real images from the Hubble Telescope as the prints for their clothing and accessories. Now you can show off your favorite nebula by pulling on a pair of tights. » 12/29/12 8:00am 12/29/12 8:00am

Future Moon colonies could be powered by titanium

Scientists examining Hubble Telescope images of the Moon recently noticed what looked like titanium deposits all around the 1972 Apollo 17 landing site. When they inspected samples of moon rock from the site that were brought back to Earth by the Apollo team, scientists discovered that they were, in fact, chock full… » 10/10/11 11:15am 10/10/11 11:15am

Imagine The Call-Out Charge For This Repairman

After thirteen days in space, the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis successfully repaired the Hubble Space Telescope and ensured its usefulness for the next five years - and, in the process, made menial technical work look more exciting than usual. Here're some examples of spacesuits making everything look better. » 6/02/09 12:00pm 6/02/09 12:00pm