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Ultra-Distant Galaxy Discovered Amidst Cosmic 'Dark Ages': May Be Oldest Galaxy Ever

With the combined power of NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes as well as a cosmic magnification effect, a team of astronomers led by Wei Zheng of The Johns Hopkins University has spotted what could be the most distant galaxy ever detected.

Two dead stars provide low-tech way to test Einstein

You might need three satellites plus some not-yet-invented equipment to detect gravitational waves directly, but it turns out you can see the effects of these ripples in spacetime with an optical telescope and a stopwatch.

Neil Armstrong’s Legacy for Astronomers

Not many people can say they’ve met the first man on the moon.  But mingle with astronomers gathered in Beijing for a conference and you’ll come across one or two—even at breakfast—who can reflect personally about Neil Armstrong.

Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, dies at 82

"Neil was among the greatest of American heroes -- not just of his time, but of all time," said President Barack Obama. "When he and his fellow crew members lifted off aboard Apollo 11 in 1969, they carried with them the aspirations of an entire nation. They set out to show the world that the American spirit can see beyond what seems unimaginable -- that with enough drive and ingenuity, anything is possible."

Space shuttle Enterprise touches down in New York

New York City was abuzz as the space shuttle Enterprise arrived Friday, flying low over high-profile locations, including the Statue of Liberty, while perched on the back of a 747 jet.

First black NASA Flight Director, Kwatsi Alibaruho is Ugandan

Kwatsi Lindsey AlibaruhoUganda is such a country full of innovative and go-getter people, so not relenting when it comes to achieving great success at all levels of society. You can definitely remember John Akii Bua, the hero who earned his country the very first gold medal at the 1972 Munich Olympics, Dr. John Ssentamu, the first Black Archbishop of Canterbury, John Okello, the civilian from Lira town in Northern Uganda that went on the Arab-ruled island of Zanzibar and led a revolution like no other on the African continent back in January 1964. The list is way endless if it comes to these great men and women proud to be bonafide family members of the UG-256 network.