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Hypnotic Space Spiral Imaged by Hubble Telescope

A mysterious spiral of doom — okay, just a spiral-shaped galaxy — has been captured in a new image by the Hubble Space Telescope. Full story

Stunning New Photo of Andromeda Galaxy Taken by New High-Res Instrument

A new portrait of the Milky Way's neighbor, Andromeda, shows our twin galaxy in a whole new light thanks to a new instrument on Japan's Subaru telescope at the summit of Hawaii's Mauna Kea. Full story

How Giant Black Holes Spin: New Twist Revealed

A newly discovered way to determine the spin of monster black holes could help shed light on the evolution of these bizarre objects and the galaxies they anchor. Full story

Fast and Furious: Violent Short-Lived Stars Stunt Galaxy Growth

New observations by a powerful telescope in Chile have revealed clues into why some galaxies experience a frenetic period of rapid star birth, only to see those stellar newborns starve future generations of stars. Full story

Study: Dead stars colliding forged gold on Earth

A strange glow in space has provided fresh evidence that all the gold on Earth was forged from ancient collisions of dead stars, researchers reported Wednesday. Full story

Galaxy Crash Spawns Space Penguin in Hubble Telescope Photo

A cosmic penguin shines 326 million light-years from Earth in a stunning new photo from the Hubble Space Telescope.  Full story

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Milky Way Neighbor Galaxies Get Amazing Portraits in UV

Lightweight Galaxy Is the Smallest Ever Found

Milky Way's 'Flyover Country' Mapped

Milky Way's Local Arm Larger Than Previously Thought

Photo Shows Powerful Jets Spewing From Giant Black Hole

Rare View of Ancient Galaxy Crash Revealed

Baby Boom: Ancient Galaxy Fires Out New Stars at Record Pace

Black Hole Caught Snacking on 'Super Jupiter' Planet

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  Galaxy secrets revealed by Hubble telescope

Images of Messier 106, a spiral galaxy 20 million light years away, reveal an active black hole and four spiral arms. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Staples Gets Slaughtered

CNBC's Herb Greenberg joins the FMHR traders to discuss Staples. Meanwhile CNBC's Jon Fortt shares insight on Samsung's new Galaxy tablet, with Bill Gurley, Benchmark Capital.

  iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy

CNBC's Jon Fortt reports on the smart phone wars.

  The tips and tricks of 'Mass Effect 3'

The final war with the Reapers has begun and these are tips and tricks that will help you save the galaxy in "Mass Effect 3." In-Game's Todd Kenreck reports.

  Galaxies crash into one another

A NASA camera on board the Chandra X-ray Observatory recorded two galaxies colliding. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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Check out the top space shots of May 2013 — including glimpses of glittering galaxies, a satellite view of a tornado's birth and a portrait of a spacewalker at work.

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This image obtained on July 4, 2013 from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows NGC 6744, one of the galaxies most similar to our Milky Way in the local universe. This ultraviolet view highlights the vast extent of the fluffy spiral arms, and demonstrates that star formation can occur in the outer r

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to make the first detection of X-rays emitted by the debris from this explosion
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to make the first detection of X-rays emitted by the debris from this explosion

This new Chandra image of M83, a spiral galaxy about 15 million light years from Earth, is one of the deepest X-ray observations ever made of a supernova from a spiral galaxy beyond our own as shown in this imaged released on July 29, 2013. This full-field view of the spiral galaxy shows the low, me

This infrared image shows a striking example of what is called a hierarchical bubble structure, in which one giant bubble, carved into the dust of space by massive stars, has triggered the formation of smaller bubbles. The large bubble takes up the
This infrared image shows a striking example of what is called a hierarchical bubble structure, in which one giant bubble, carved into the dust of space by massive stars, has triggered the formation of smaller bubbles. The large bubble takes up the

This infrared image shows a striking example of what is called a hierarchical bubble structure, in which one giant bubble, carved into the dust of space by massive stars, has triggered the formation of smaller bubbles. The large bubble takes up the central region of the picture while the two spawned