Latest Space telescopes Stories
Scientists have successfully measured the masses of approximately 60 exoplanets discovered by the Kepler space telescope – research that will help them determine the composition of these planets and ultimately whether or not they are capable of supporting life.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced that its billion-dollar orbiting observatory Gaia is in its operational orbit and ready to begin surveying the stars.
A new planetarium show, Journey to a billion Suns, premieres today in Hamburg, Germany, to tell the fascinating story of mapping the Milky Way, from ancient times to ESA’s recently launched Gaia mission.
Abell 2744, a giant galaxy cluster believed to have formed when four smaller galaxy clusters crashed into one another, is the subject of the first image captured by Hubble's Frontier Fields observational program, NASA and ESA announced Tuesday.
The second year of an unprecedented balloon campaign in Antarctica has just begun.
NEOWISE has returned to service, and has sent its first set of test images back to Earth in preparation for a renewed mission.
ESA’s Gaia mission to survey a billion stars is ‘go’ for launch. The satellite has passed its final checks and is ready to be launched tomorrow from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou.
The final three of 18 primary mirrors for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope arrived at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., for integration prior to a scheduled launch in 2018.
A new NASA movie of the sun based on data from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, shows the wide range of wavelengths – invisible to the naked eye – that the telescope can view. SDO converts the wavelengths into an image humans can see, and the light is colorized into a rainbow of colors.