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Hubble Space Telescope Celebrates 25 Years In Orbit

25-years-ago today, the Hubble Space Telescope rocketed into orbit, and has been re-writing science ever since.

04/24/2015

UNSPECIFIED - SEPTEMBER 07: Venus begins to transit the face of the sun, on June 8, 2004. The image shows the mysterious black drop effect. (Photo by Babek Tafreshi/SSPL/Getty Images)

Stargazers Watch The Transit Of Venus, A Rare Celestial Event

It was a once-in-a-lifetime sighting up in the sky. The transit of Venus—when the planet passes in front of the sun—is a rare phenomenon.

06/05/2012