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World 13 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Hubble yields images of early galaxies

WASHINGTON: The Hubble Space Telescope is giving scientists a look at the oldest galaxies ever seen, dating back some 13.3 billion years - providing a glimpse into how the cosmos must have looked right after the Big Bang.

World 10 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Space shuttle ready to fix Hubble for grand finale

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Space shuttle astronauts return this week to outfit the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope for its final -- and perhaps greatest -- series of observations that edge close to the beginning of time.

World 10 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Space shuttle ready to fix Hubble for grand finale

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Space shuttle astronauts return this week to outfit the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope for its final -- and perhaps greatest -- series of observations that edge close to the beginning of time.

World 09 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM

Fix of Hubble Space Telescope on hold

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A long-delayed and nearly canceled upgrade to the Hubble Space Telescope will have to wait until NASA completes delivery of three modules to the International Space Station, officials said on Tuesday.

World 16 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Spacewalkers struggle with Hubble steering system

HOUSTON (Reuters) - NASA's top-priority upgrade for the shuttle mission to the Hubble Space Telescope fell short on Friday when spacewalking astronauts were unable to install a full set of new gyroscopes to steady its cosmic gaze.

World 28 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

NASA mulls fate of coveted Hubble Space Telescope

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA managers debated on Friday whether to risk a space shuttle flight on a mission to extend the life of the Hubble Space Telescope.

World 01 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

NASA to go ahead with risky Hubble telescope repair

GREENBELT, Md. (Reuters) - NASA said on Tuesday it would undertake a potentially risky shuttle mission to extend the life of the Hubble Space Telescope until at least 2013.

World 01 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

NASA to go ahead with risky Hubble telescope repair

GREENBELT, Md. (Reuters) - NASA said on Tuesday it would undertake a potentially risky shuttle mission to extend the life of the Hubble Space Telescope until at least 2013.

World 19 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Spacewalkers tackle final Hubble fix-up tasks

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Spacewalking astronauts sailed though a final day of work on the Hubble Space Telescope on Monday, replacing batteries and a sensor that should keep the observatory working for at least five more years.

World 14 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Astronauts leave shuttle to work on Hubble

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A pair of spacewalking astronauts floated outside the space shuttle Atlantis on Thursday to work on the Hubble Space Telescope, a 19-year-old observatory that has changed scientists' understanding of the universe.