Telescopes

Hubble Images Show A Neptune Moon That May Have Been Repeatedly Reborn

Enlarge / An artist's concept of the tiny moon Hippocamp. (credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Olmsted) As the Voyager probes moved through the outer Solar System, they compiled a massive record of discovery. Among the newly found objects and phenomena were...
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Meet Neptune's New Moon, Hippocamp

Neptune has a new moon, and it's also the gas giant's smallest to date — only a little over 20 miles across. The brand new satellite is called Hippocamp. Astronomers led by Mark Showalter of the SETI Institute discovered it using the Hubble...
Related topics: Neptune, Moon, Space, Satellites, SETI, Scientific Discoveries, Hubble Space Telescope

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Lofar Radio Telescope Reveals Secrets Of Solar Storms

The team of scientist showed that solar storms can accelerate particles simultaneously in several locations by combining data from the Low Frequency Array, LOFAR, with images from NASA, NOAA and ESA spacecraft.
Related topics: Space, Solar Storms, Sun, NASA, European Space Agency, Spacecrafts

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Astronomers Publish Sky Map Of Thousands Of Newly Discovered Galaxies

An international team of more than 200 astronomers from 18 countries has published the first phase of a major new radio sky survey at unprecedented sensitivity using the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) telescope. The survey reveals hundreds of thousands...
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries, Polls

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Multiple Stellar Populations Detected In The Cluster Hodge 6

Using ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have found that the cluster Hodge 6 hosts multiple stellar populations. The detection could provide important hints on the formation and evolution of Hodge 6 and star clusters in general. The...
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Chandra X-ray Telescope Uncovers Universe’s Missing Matter

About a third of the “normal” matter in our Universe is missing. And NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory may have just found it. Scientists have confidently calculated how much normal matter—hydrogen, helium, and other […] The...
Related topics: Space, NASA, Hydrogen, Helium

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Nasa's Hubble Captures Stunning 'smoking Gun' Of Newborn Star [photo]

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has obtained a stunning new image of a newborn star.
Related topics: NASA, Space, Hubble Space Telescope, Science Photos, European Space Agency

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Nasa Captures Image Of Bright Blue Objects In Space

NASA just posted a picture of bright blue objects in space and they’re a creepy cosmos sight. The image, which was captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows the “smoking gun” of […] The post NASA Captures Image...
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Chandra X-ray Telescope Uncovers Evidence Of The Universe’s Missing Matter

Where is all of the matter in the universe? NASA's Chandra telescope has uncovered evidence of hot gas strands in the vicinity of a quasar which could explain the missing third of matter which has puzzled astronomers for years. The post Chandra...
Related topics: Space, NASA, Quasars

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Radio Telescope Gets Upgrade At Brookhaven Lab

A radio telescope at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has received a significant upgrade, advancing from one dish to four. The upgrades are part of the Laboratory's ongoing effort to test the merits of a radio...
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Hubble Shows Off The Atmospheres Of Uranus And Neptune

New images from Hubble have shown some interesting seasonal developments on Neptune and Uranus The post Hubble Shows off the Atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune appeared first on Universe Today.
Related topics: Hubble Space Telescope, Neptune

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Mapping Historical Changes In Dark Matter

Combining Einstein's theory of relativity with one of the most powerful telescopes in the world has helped an international team of researchers measure where and how dark matter structures grow in the universe. Their analysis suggests cosmic...
Related topics: Albert Einstein, Relativity, Space

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Observations Uncover Details About The Open Cluster Ic 4996

Using the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope (VATT) and data from ESA's Gaia satellite, astronomers have conducted a new study of the young open cluster IC 4996 and its vicinity. The research, presented in a paper published January 31 on...
Related topics: Space, European Space Agency, Satellites

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Roscosmos To Cut Financing Of 'russian Hubble' Project Significantly - Scientist

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's State Space Corporation Roscosmos is planning to cut the financing of the Spektr-UV international project, also known as World Space Observatory-Ultraviolet (WSO-UV), by three times in 2019 and by 10 times in 2021, Deputy...
Related topics: Hubble Space Telescope

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This Is Kepler’s Final Image

Even in retirement, the Kepler space telescope is still allowing for discoveries, which include it's "last light" images and recordings. The post This is Kepler’s Final Image appeared first on Universe Today.
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Some Assembly Required: Giant Next-generation Space Telescopes Could Be Built Off Earth

When it comes to telescopes, size matters.
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New Horizons Final Ultima Thule Images Reveal True Shape

Given the vastness of outer space, it’s no surprise we know very little about it. Most of the time, we can only make guesses based on images our terrestrial telescopes and a few orbital satellites have captured of celestial objects few...
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Kepler Planet-hunting Telescope Goes Dark After Sending Last Light Image

After a ten year career of discovering exoplanets and gathering the most detailed ever view of a dying star, NASA's Kepler spacecraft has sent its final image back to Earth. This "last light" image draws its remarkable journey to a close. The post...
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Hubble Found A New Mysterious Dark Storm On Neptune

If you’re bored with the weather here on Earth, well let's take a look at what’s happening elsewhere in the solar system.        
Related topics: Hubble Space Telescope, Solar Storms, Sun, Neptune, Space

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Look At This Colossal Storm On Uranus

Uranus, a huge gaseous world some 1.8 billion miles from the sun, is quite stormy. NASA's long-lived Hubble telescope spotted a notable storm churning inside the planet's blue-green atmosphere, and the space agency posted the image online...
Related topics: Sun, NASA, Space, Hubble Space Telescope

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