Hubble Telescope Tools

The space shuttle Atlantis blasted off from Florida yesterday afternoon carrying a seven-member crew to tune-up the Hubble Space Telescope for the last time. Like any job, proper tools are essential for working efficiently and effectively but this takes on a whole new meaning in space. The astronauts tasked with fixing the most powerful telescope in the world will be carrying 180 special tools, 116 …

Sounds from Saturn

NASA has released some pretty amazing audio recordings of sounds from the moons of Saturn. The weirdest thing about them is that they actually sound like Theremin warbles and echoey whooshy sounds from '50s movies about space.

Celestron NexStar 5SE

For stargazers bored with looking at common constellations like the Big Dipper and Orion's Belt, Celestron's NexStar 5 SE is a pro-level telescope for amateurs. I got a chance to try it the other night and was blown away with the clarity and ease of use. At 18 lbs. it's highly portable and with 40,000 celestial bodies preprogrammed with coordinates, just type in "Saturn" and …