August's Stellar Space Pictures
(Inside Science) -- Telescopes are the key to understanding the cosmos. From the humble citizen scientist's backyard telescope to the great Hubble Space Telescope, these devices help us determine how far away astronomical objects are and what elements they contain. This month, we take a look at objects through trusted telescopes such as NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. We also check in on the status of the anticipated James Webb Space Telescope and SMILE spacecraft.