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Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble image of the disintegrating asteroid P/2013 R3 from October 2013. (Photo credit: NASA, ESA, and D. Jewitt (UCLA))

Hubble Telescope Captures Shattering Asteroid

Astronomers have been watching the asteroid slowly break apart over the past year.

03/07/2014

File photo of an astronaut. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Astronauts Complete Rare Christmas Eve Spacewalk

Space station astronauts repaired a crippled cooling system during a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk Tuesday, braving a “mini blizzard” of noxious ammonia as they popped in a new pump.

CBS Tampa–12/24/2013

File photo of  the NASA Vehicle Assembly Building.  (credit: oe Raedle/Getty Images)

Hubble Spots Strange Asteroid With 6 Tails Of Dust

The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a six-tailed asteroid in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Scientists say they’ve never seen anything like it. Incredibly, the comet-like tails change shape as the asteroid sheds dust. The streams have occurred over several months.

11/07/2013

The planet Venus appears close to the crescent Moon as Jupiter (R) appears nearby during a rare planetary alignment on December 1, 2008.  (credit: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Study: Life-Sustaining Planets May Exist Beyond Our Solar System

According to a recent study, scientist say planets in a solar system over 100 light years from Earth can sustain life.

10/12/2013