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Artist's impression of the New Horizons spacecraft at Pluto

Hubble to search for worlds beyond Pluto

The Hubble Space Telescope is being pressed into service to find new targets for NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft to explore beyond Pluto.

Montage of space calendars

2014 astronomy and space calendars

It’s not too late to grab one of these beautiful 2014 astronomy and space exploration calendars.

The Crab Nebula

The Crab Nebula

Two space telescopes have teamed up to provide a new view of the Crab Nebula, one of the most famous celestial bodies.

Artist's view of exoplanet GJ 1214b

Cloudy weather on an alien world

Weather forecasters on exoplanet GJ 1214b would have an easy job. Today’s forecast: cloudy. Tomorrow: overcast. Extended outlook: more clouds.

The projected motion of the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri

Close encounter could reveal planets

Observations of the nearest star to our Solar System might uncover the presence of Earth-sized planets.

Horsehead Nebula in infrared light

New view of the Horsehead Nebula

Stunning new image from the Hubble Space Telescope of one of astronomers’ favourite deep sky objects.

Josh Lake's image of LHA 120-N11

Hubble spots a hidden treasure

Nearly 200,000 light-years from Earth, glowing gas clouds are collapsing to form new stars.

A nebula

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The Hubble eXtreme Deep Field

Hubble’s deepest view of the cosmos

The eXtreme Deep Field image takes us back through 13.2 billion years of intergalactic evolution.

Hubble image of 30 Doradus

Hubble’s birthday view of starbirth nebula

Stunning new view of stellar breeding ground, deep in the southern sky.