02.10.12 - Markarian 779 has a distorted appearance because it is likely the product of a recent galactic merger between two spirals.
02.08.12 - The giant black hole at the Milky Way center may be devouring asteroids.
02.08.12 - Looking like a hoard of gems fit for an emperor's collection, this deep sky object called NGC 6752 is in fact far more worthy of admiration.
02.07.12 - NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer was placed in standby mode today as engineers prepare to end mission operations, nearly nine years after the telescope's launch.
02.06.12 - Hubble has imaged the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1073, which is found in the constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster).
02.02.12 - Thanks to the presence of a natural "zoom lens" in space, Hubble got a uniquely close-up look at the brightest "magnified" galaxy yet discovered.
01.26.12 - NASA's Kepler mission has discovered 11 new planetary systems hosting 26 confirmed planets.
01.27.12 - NASA's NuSTAR mission has arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California, where it will be mated to its Pegasus rocket.
01.25.12 - NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has been shipped to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., to be mated to its Pegasus launch vehicle.
01.18.12 - The famous "Pillars of Creation" are seen in a new light by the Herschel Space Observatory.