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25 Mind-Bending Images From Hubble Space Telescope’s 25-Year Mission

Hubble, the world’s first space telescope, was launched April 24, 1990 aboard the space shuttle Discovery. Here are 25 of our favorite images from Hubble’s amazing — and continuing — quarter-century mission.

04/22/2015

NASA Earthrise

Earth Day Selfies! Check Out 11 Of The Most Beautiful Images Of Our Planet

Earth Day is just around the corner, so we rounded up some of the most beautiful photos and images of our planet taken from space.

04/20/2015

Intergalactic Night at UC Santa Cruz's Stevenson College.

UC Santa Cruz Apologizes For Mexican Food Served At ‘Alien’-Themed Event

A UC Santa Cruz college issued an apology for insensitivity after Mexican food was served during an intergalactic-themed school party, prompting complaints from students.

04/19/2015

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NASA Chief Scientist: Alien Life Contact Possible By 2025

During a panel discussion discussing water sources in the universe, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan stated that she believes humans could come in contact with the first iterations of alien life by the year 2025.

04/15/2015

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Radiant Meteor Shower With Chance For 100 Shooting Stars Per Hour Happening Now

An April meteor shower known for uncommon surges of up 100 shooting stars per hour is on tap for the next few days.

04/14/2015

MESSENGER Over Calvino Crater A depiction of the MESSENGER spacecraft is shown flying over Mercury's surface displayed in enhanced color. The crater ringed by bright orange is Calvino crater. The enhanced color imagery of Mercury was obtained during the mission's second Mercury flyby in 2008. Visit this page to learn more about this high resolution sequence of color imagery from Mercury flyby 2. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

Should NASA Be Crashing Spacecraft Into Alien Planets?

More and more NASA missions are ending in explosive crashes, despite the risk of carrying life forms from Earth into alien worlds.

04/14/2015

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Experience A Surreal Spacewalk With GoPro-Armed NASA Astronauts

Tweets, photos and time-lapse videos taken by astronauts at the International Space Station give earthlings an instantaneous glimpse of life beyond our atmosphere.

04/13/2015

The Geminid meteor shower is seen while the moon rises late on December 13, 2014 above Skopje, Macedonia. There are three major meteor showers during a year and this weekend's Geminid is the one visible in both hemispheres. AFP PHOTOS / ROBERT ATANASOVSKI (Photo credit should read ROBERT ATANASOVSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Next Time You Wish On A Shooting Star, It May Just Be Astronaut Poop

Astronaut Chris Hadfield revealed how feces is disposed of in space and it might surprise you.

04/10/2015

Police Investigation

Man Acquitted For Thinking San Francisco Apartment He Broke Into Was A Spaceship

It might be one of the strangest defenses in San Francisco’s history.

04/09/2015

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NASA: We’ll Find ‘Definitive Evidence’ Of Alien Life In Next 20 To 30 Years

We’re closer than ever to finding out whether we’re alone in the universe or not, NASA’s top scientist said Tuesday.

04/08/2015

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