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“Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe" is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and during regular museum hours through Jan. 8, 2012, at the Arizona Museum of Natural History, 53 N. Macdonald, Mesa
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Spacewalking astronauts completed repairs to the Hubble Space Telescope on Monday, leaving it more powerful than ever and able to peer even deeper into the cosmos — almost to the brink of creation.
In this photo released by NASA, astronaut Mike Massimino is photographed through a window of the Space Shuttle Atlantis Sunday, May 17, 2009, during the mission's fourth session of extravehicular activity as work continues to refurbish and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope.
It’s as long as a school bus and weighs as much as two elephants. Hurtling through space at a rate of 5 miles per second, the Hubble Space Telescope is quietly doing its solitary work 330 miles above Earth’s surface, even as the space shuttles that keep it in working order pass into retirement.
PITTSBURGH - The heavens are only a few mouse clicks away with Google Inc.'s latest free tool. A new feature in Google Earth, the company's satellite imagery-based mapping software, allows users to view the sky from their computers.
Astronaut Steven Smith performs maintenance on the Hubble Space Telescope during a space walk in this Feb. 15, 1997 photo.
Space Shuttle Atlantis lifts off at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla., on May 11, 2009. Space Shuttle Atlantis' seven-member crew is on a final mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.
This undated handout image provided by NASA, released Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, taken by the refurbished Hubble Space Telescope, shows Gravitational Lensing in Galaxy Cluster Abell 370.
This undated handout image provided by NASA, released Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, taken by the refurbished Hubble Space Telescope, shows a celestial object that looks like a delicate butterfly.
Seen through shimmering desert heat, the space shuttle Atlantis is framed by a pair of Joshua trees after it touched down at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., at the conclusion of mission STS-125 to repair the Hubble space telescope, May 24, 2009.
June 1, 2004
In this image from NASA TV, astronaut Mike Massimino works to remove a bolt keeping a hand rail attached to a scientific instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope. The bolt was one of four keeping the hand rail attached, preventing Massimino from getting inside to start the repairs.
WASHINGTON — A refurbished Hubble Space Telescope is showing Earth the sharpest photos yet of cosmic beauty, complete with heavenly glows.
December 8, 2004
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Space shuttle Atlantis brought its crew of seven astronauts safely back to Earth on Sunday after thunderstorms in Florida forced a detour to sunsplashed California, ending a 13-day mission that repaired and enhanced the Hubble Space Telescope.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Atlantis and a crew of seven thundered away Monday on one last flight to the Hubble Space Telescope, setting off on a daring repair mission that NASA hopes will lift the celebrated observatory to new scientific heights.
HOUSTON - Spacewalkers' specially designed tools couldn't dislodge a balky bolt interfering with repairs Sunday at the Hubble Space Telescope, so they took an approach more familiar to people puttering around down on Earth: use brute force.
The people of 16th-century Poland and 17thcentury Italy and Germany were likely oblivious to the fact that Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler were dramatically reshaping mankind’s understanding of the universe.
Nearly 10,000 galaxies are seen in this composite image made with the Hubble Space Telescope and released by NASA on Tuesday.
BALTIMORE - Astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute released the deepest-ever view of the universe Tuesday, a long-duration exposure that reached out to a point just a few hundred million years from the Big Bang.
This image taken on November 6, 2012 provided by Pillars of Creation shows galaxy pillow covers (www.etsy.com/shop/pillarsofcreation) printed with images from the Hubble telescope in Portland, Oregon. (AP Photo/Pillars of Creation, Rachel Jacks)
This image taken on November 6, 2012 provided by Pillars of Creation shows a galaxy pillow cover (www.etsy.com/shop/pillarsofcreation) printed with an image from the Hubble telescope in Portland, Oregon. (AP Photo/Pillars of Creation, Rachel Jacks)
His work as an environmental engineering consultant takes Scottsdale resident John Reiss Jr. around the world, to Southeast Asia, Africa, Russia and South America.
Arizona State University scientists are set to be thrust further into the forefront of space exploration.