Happy 25th Birthday Hubble! Amazing Pics of the Telescope’s Construction

If it weren’t for the Hubble telescope, our selection of dope images for lock screens and desktop backgrounds would be far scantier. Thankfully, NASA’s omnipresent orbiter has been snapping celestial photos for a good quarter century—but its construction actually began way earlier, back in the late 70s, continuing… » 4/24/15 8:34am 4/24/15 8:34am

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 everywhere

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