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.
European scientists recently used a telescope instrument called HARPS to measure the chemical content of 500 stars similar to the Sun, some with known planetary systems and others without.