With the Space Shuttle Endeavour scheduled to undock from the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday evening, skywatchers across much of the United States and southern Canada are in for a real treat early on Saturday and Sunday morning.
NASA’S Hubble Space Telescope has looked into deeper into the universe—and further back in time—than ever before. And it’s turned up a suite of galaxies that are new to astronomers.
NASA's latest infrared space telescope—the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE—was launched on December 14, 2009. It recently began a six-month survey of the entire sky around Earth.
On New Year's Eve the Full Moon will rise shortly after sunset—doing just what full moons are supposed to do. In this case, however, it'll be the second full moon in the calendar month of December.