Hubble telescope’s successor should change how we see the universe

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NASA expects that the Hubble Space Telescope will keep beaming back amazing data and photos for at least the next five years. But what happens after the long-running space telescope gets put out to cosmic pasture?

Don’t worry. NASA has a plan. By 2018, the space agency hopes to launch the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), a new instrument designed to see farther into space than ever before

“I fully expect Webb to have the same sort of groundbreaking effect on astronomy that Hubble has had,” NASA astronomer Amber Straughn told Mashable. “It’s going to be so much more powerful that I think it will once again revolutionize the way we understand the universe.” Read more…

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15 space-themed housewares that bring the universe into your home

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The dreamy night sky offers more than just a gorgeous view on a clear night. It’s also a source of design inspiration, from its sparkling star clusters to its deep blues and purples

Sellers on Etsy have taken design cues from the universe, printing images of the moon, constellations and far-off galaxies on everything from wall clocks and area rugs to duvet covers and wall murals. And though “space decor” might bring to mind a child’s bedroom, these designers have managed to make grown-up housewares that feel right at home in a chic living room

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