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Telescope Detects Oldest And Most Distant Known Galaxy

May 6, 2015 | by Stephen Luntz The most distant, and therefore oldest, galaxy ever seen has had its distance confirmed. The discovery gives us our best opportunity yet to learn … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Milky Way Galaxy: Facts About Our Galactic Home

by Nola Taylor Redd, Contributor   |   February 22, 2013 11:24am ET The Milky Way galaxy is most significant to humans because it is home sweet home. But when it … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Astronomers Seek Super-Size Hubble Successor to Search for Alien Life

May 4, 2015 |By Lee Billings On April 24, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope rode a space shuttle into low Earth orbit to become the most productive observatory in history. … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Goodbye Messenger! Five things we discovered about Mercury

By Stuart Gary Later this week, NASA’s Messenger mission to Mercury will go out with a bang ending its 10-year journey. Along the way the spacecraft has made some startling … Continue reading

April 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

How the Hubble Space Telescope Works (Infographic)

by Karl Tate, Infographics Artist   |   April 24, 2013 03:52pm ET Launched from space shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990,  the Hubble Space Telescope orbits at an altitude of … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

25 Years of the Amazing, the most wonderful Space Telescope, Hubble

MKT Library has been away for sometime and as a come back, we thought of bringing you some Hubble-Mania.. Hope you enjoy… As Hubble and the team working on it … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · 6 Comments

Apollo 11 Mission: Science Experiments – Laser Ranging Retroreflector

The Laser Ranging Retroreflector experiment was deployed on Apollo 11, 14, and 15. It consists of a series of corner-cube reflectors, which are a special type of mirror with the … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

What Neil & Buzz Left on the Moon

A cutting-edge science experiment left behind in the Sea of Tranquility by Apollo 11 astronauts is still running today. July 20, 2004: The most famous thing Neil Armstrong left on … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

NASA’s Space Launch System Booster Passes Major Ground Test

The largest, most powerful rocket booster ever built successfully fired up Wednesday for a major-milestone ground test in preparation for future missions to help propel NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Galactic ‘Missing Link’ Reveals Early Galaxy Formation

by Nola Taylor Redd A star-forming cosmic powerhouse represents the best evidence of how galaxies in the early universe evolve. A dynamic galaxy more than 12.5 billion light-years away is … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Planet ‘reared’ by four parent stars

Growing up as a planet with more than one parent star has its challenges. Though the planets in our solar system circle just one star—our sun—other more distant planets, called … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Study explains why galaxies don’t churn out as many stars as they should

A handful of new stars are born each year in the Milky Way, while many more blink on across the universe. But astronomers have observed that galaxies should be churning … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

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