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Month in Space: July 2013

  Savor the beauties of a dying star, our lively planet and other cosmic highlights from July 2013.

The Secret Science of the Hubble Space Telescope's Amazing Images

With the Hubble Space Telescope's successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, on schedule to reach outer space in 2018, taking Hubble's place as NASA's premier eye in the sky, it seems appropriate to look back on what may become Hubble's most enduring legacy: its stunning images. Besides the huge amo Full story

Month in Space: June 2013

  Feast your eyes on a beautiful dying star, pictures from China's latest space shot, and other cosmic highlights from June 2013.

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Galaxy Crash Spawns Space Penguin in Hubble Telescope Photo

Hubble Telescope Spies Huge Explosion on Faraway Star

Astronomy Teacher Finds Hubble Telescope's Hidden Treasure

Deepest glimpses of the universe yet

'Born again' nebula mimics our sun's death

Stunning Hubble Telescope 'Hidden Treasures' Revealed in Photo Contest

Hubble photo reveals colliding star clusters

Hubble reveals heart of Tarantula nebula

Hubble Telescope tracks down 'UFO Galaxy'

Join the hunt for Hubble's hidden treasures

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  Flashback: Hubble Telescope

The Daily Rundown's Chuck Todd shares Wednesday's Flashback and trivia question answer.

  Hubble tracks cosmic blobs

Astronomer Joe Liske tells the story behind the Hubble Space Telescope's observations of stellar jets in a "Hubblecast" presented by the European Space Agency's Hubble team.

  Ancient galaxy spotted

The Hubble Space Telescope has found the most distant galaxy ever seen. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

  Fly through a nebula in 3-D

An artistic interpretation of imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope gives you the feeling that you're flying through the Carina Nebula. (Red-blue glasses are required for the 3-D effect.)

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This image of Comet ISON was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope on April 30, when the comet was about 400 million miles from Earth

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