Spaceflight, crashing into Mercury, pictures of Pluto, visualizing nebulae, and X-rays from zombie stars

The Hubble Space Telescope launched on this day in 1990!

... And other space news from this week, including brine on Mars and a map of dark matter.

Scientists are using 21st Century technology to solve some of the most pressing mysteries of the human body.

How does a lightweight bird make a thousand-mile plus migration over the open ocean?

By taking high resolution images of our collections, the Academy is making our specimens available to the world.

Scientists are studying hummingbirds to learn the secrets to steady flight.

Using new techniques, scientists are uncovering more information from a fossil of a human ancestor.

How small can life get? Researchers are getting closer to finding out.

This week's news from around the Universe...

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