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Hubble Space Telescope fixed after month of no science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Hubble Space Telescope should be back in action soon, following a tricky, remote repair job by NASA. The orbiting observatory went dark in mid-June, with all astronomical viewing halted. NASA initially suspected a 1980s-era…

1st clone of US endangered species, a ferret, announced

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Scientists have cloned the first U.S. endangered species, a black-footed ferret duplicated from the genes of an animal that died over 30 years ago. The slinky predator named Elizabeth Ann, born Dec. 10 and announced Thursday,…

Jupiter, Saturn merging in night sky, closest in centuries

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Jupiter and Saturn will merge in the night sky Monday, appearing closer to one another than they have since Galileo’s time in the 17th century. Astronomers say so-called conjunctions between the two largest planets in our solar…

Flash of luck: Astronomers find cosmic radio burst source

By SETH BORENSTEIN A flash of luck helped astronomers solve a cosmic mystery: What causes powerful but fleeting radio bursts that zip and zigzag through the universe? Scientists have known about these energetic pulses — called fast radio bursts — for about…

Hubble Telescope captures new images of Jupiter

NASA has released amazing new images of the weather on Jupiter from the Hubble Space Telescope. A crisp photo taken from 406-million miles way shows wild storms and colorful cloud bands on the gas giant. One of the stormy weather…

Countdown to Mars: NASA to launch rover this week

Source: NASA The search for ancient life on Mars continues with the launch of a new rover set to take off for the red planet this week! NASA is hoping to launch its latest rover, “Perseverance," this Thursday, July 30th.…

Scientists accidentally create a new fish species

Scientists in Hungary have created a Frankenfish - by mistake. The accident led to the creation of new species - a mix of Russian sturgeon and American paddlefish. Russian sturgeon fish are the source of some of the finest caviar…

1900 year old pine discovered in Southwest China

Forestry officials in China have found a 1,900 year old pine tree. The ancient evergreen is six stories tall and has a hollowed out trunk, big enough to allow seven people to stand inside. The discovery was made in the…

NASA gives 3D view of 'Apollo 13' moon

Thanks to Pink Floyd, we know what the "dark side of the moon" sounds like and now we know what the far side of the moon looks like. The lunar reconnaissance orbiter spacecraft is sending data that gives us the…

Global Rocket Launch Day at Infinity Science Center

Infinity Science Center celebrated the anniversary of Apollo 11 in booming fashion. Children visited the center today to learn more about space, even shooting off a rocket or two! NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said, “Fifty years ago this week, Neil…