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Part of the 1996 Hubble Deep Field.  Read more about this image
Science Wire | Apr 19, 2015

Celebrate 25 years of Hubble Space Telescope

NASA has a whole slate of cool-looking activities in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, starting on Monday, April 20!

Warped, edge-on spiral galaxy ESO 510-G13, as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2001.  Read more about this image
Today's Image | Apr 19, 2015

A warped, edge-on spiral galaxy

In celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th anniversary, coming up this week, an image captured by the telescope in 2001.

Science Wire | Apr 18, 2015

Dawn spacecraft captures Ceres’ sunlit pole

After more than a month orbiting on Ceres’ dark side, Dawn has captured enough images to make this animation of the dwarf planet’s north pole.

Photo by Justin Ng
Tonight | Apr 18, 2015

EarthSky’s meteor shower guide for 2015

Yay! It’s almost meteor season again. Next up … the Lyrid meteor shower on the mornings of April 22 and 23.

Today's Image | Apr 17, 2015

Skyglow: Imagine starry nights over cities

What Los Angeles would look like if you could see the night sky wheeling overhead.

The bright stars Vega in the constellation Lyra and Arcturus in the constellation Bootes are located on either side of Hercules.
Tonight | Apr 17, 2015

Find Hercules between 2 bright stars

The brilliant stars Arcturus and Vega can help you find the constellation Hercules tonight. Plus keep watching for meteors in the annual Lyrid shower.

Science Wire | Apr 15, 2015

Sperm whale meets deep-sea vehicle

Encounters between sperm whales and ROVs – remotely operated underwater vehicles – are rare. Watch this video, posted April 14.

Science Wire | Apr 15, 2015

New Horizons’ first color pic of Pluto

New Horizons spacecraft is now only three months away from its historic sweep through the Pluto-Charon system in mid-July. First image in color!

Science Wire | Apr 14, 2015

Watch April 16 telecon on MESSENGER’s crash into Mercury

After more than 10 years in space, the spacecraft will collide with Mercury, ending its mission, around late April. NASA telecon scheduled for April 16 at 1 p.m. EDT (17:00 UTC).

SpaceX Falcon 9's attempted landing on sea-going barge, April 14, 2015.
Today's Image | Apr 14, 2015

Falcon 9 hit target, but tipped over

“Looks like Falcon landed fine, but excess lateral velocity caused it to tip over post landing.” – SpaceX founder Elon Musk