Hubble Space Telescope

  • Columns

    March 13, 2013
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    December 5, 2012


    Tracy K. Smith reads with Tina Chang

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    August 15, 2012
  • Film

    February 29, 2012

    'This Is DCP': The Big Screen Test

    Film Forum explores the Digital Cinema Package

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2011

    Collision of Galaxies Imminent

    via NASA's Image of the Day Gallery​The galaxies you see in the image to the right, VV 340 North (top) and VV 340 South (bottom), are careening towards each other and on a cosmic collision course. The Hubble Telescope took the photo and it shows the two galaxies "in the early stages of their i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Was the Space Shuttle Program a Success?

    ​Each week, Death by Science sends out an all-points bulletin for the latest science and technology news, tracks it down and beats a confession out of it. This week, we wake up, rub the sleep out of our eyes, roll over in bed and ask the Space Shuttle, "So, now what?" (We had sex with the Sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Discovery's Last Mission, a Eulogy for the Shuttle Program

    photo via NASA​It's the beginning of the end for NASA's shuttle fleet. Tonight at 4:50pm EST, Space Shuttle Discovery will slip the surly bonds of Earth for the 39th and final time. The oldest of the space agency's three operational orbiters will be making its last trip; a delivery run for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Tom Wolfe Whines on Moon Shot Anniversary

    It's the anniversary of NASA's moon shot, which means we get yet another bitch session from a disappointed Great American about our shocking lack of colonies on other planets.We remember a nearly identical whine from Tom Clancy some years ago, no doubt on another portentous anniversary -- it might h ... More >>

  • Music

    June 8, 2004

    Carnal Fission

    Polly Jean Harvey goes home to the self-imposed alienation that all of us know so well

  • Art

    April 15, 2003

    Let There Be Light

    What's So Popular About Popular Science? Three New Books Take on Life, the Universe, and Everything.