This handout composite image provided by NASA shows the visible and near infrared light spectrum collected from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope over a nine-year period. The Hubble Space Telescope has captured our cosmos at its most colorful. A new NASA panorama looking deep and far into the universe for the first time includes ultraviolet light, which is normally not visible to the human eye. It shows up in the photo as bright baby blue with spinning galaxies, which are about 5 to 10 billion years old, not too old or young in cosmic terms. The photo was taken over 841 orbits of the telescope and shows about 10,000 multi-colored galaxies. (AP Photo/NASA)

Help decide the names of planets

Wouldn’t you want a planet named after yourself? The International Astronomical Union has unveiled a contest called NameExoWorlds that gives the public and astronomy groups a role in naming planets and stars beyond the solar […]


An asteroid above the earth. (AP Photo)

Huge asteroid to buzz Earth and you can watch it online

A giant asteroid will make a flyby of Earth over the next few days, and armchair astronomers can watch the action live on their computers. Click here to read more and access the links.



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