Telescopes

Roman Space Telescope Will Also Find Rogue Black Holes

In the past we’ve reported about how the Roman Space Telescope is going to potentially be able to detect hundreds of thousands of exoplanets using a technique known as “microlensing”. Exoplanets won’t be the only things it can find with this...
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Scientists May Detect Signs Of Extraterrestrial Life In The Next 5 To 10 Years

Research shows that a new telescope could detect a potential signature of life on other planets in as little as 60 hours. “What really surprised me about the results is that we may realistically find signs of life on other planets in the next 5 to...
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Hubble Watches Cosmic Light Bend

This extraordinary image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the galaxy cluster Abell 2813 (also known as ACO 2813) has an almost delicate beauty, which also illustrates the remarkable physics at work within it. The image spectacularly...
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Hubble Captures A Massive Black Hole Blazing Fiery Plasma Trails Across The Cosmos

The focus of this new image share from NASA — a photo captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2012 — is Hercules A. The distant galaxy, also known as 3C 348, is the bright spot right in the middle of the below image. Those long,...
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Nasa Eyeing Construction Of First-ever Telescope On Moon's Dark Side

Researchers are pinning their hopes on the telescope’s super-advanced lenses to study the very onset of the universe, without the process being disturbed by radio interference from Earth.
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Ground-based Lasers Could Push Space Debris Off Collision-course Orbits

Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) are finding new uses for the laser-based technology that sharpens telescope imagery – called adaptive optics – and it just might help mitigate the world’s growing space debris...
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Telescopes Unite In Unprecedented Observations Of Famous Black Hole

“We knew that the first direct image of a black hole would be groundbreaking,” said Kazuhiro Hada of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, a co-author of a new study being published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters to describe the...
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Study Warns Of 'oxygen False Positives' In Search For Signs Of Life On Other Planets

In the search for life on other planets, the presence of oxygen in a planet's atmosphere is one potential sign of biological activity that might be detected by future telescopes. A new study, however, describes several scenarios in which a lifeless...
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Indian Astronomers Detect Over 200 Variable Stars

Using the ARIES telescope, astronomers from India have inspected a young open cluster known as NGC 281, searching for new variable stars. As a result of this investigation, they detected 228 new variables. The finding is detailed in a paper...
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Black Hole Pairs Found In Distant Merging Galaxies

Astronomers have found two close pairs of quasars in the distant Universe. Follow-up observations with Gemini North spectroscopically resolved one of the distant quasar pairs, after their discovery with the Hubble Space Telescope and Gaia...
Related topics: Black Holes, Galaxies, Space, Quasars, Scientific Discoveries, Hubble Space Telescope, Spacecrafts

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Space Telescope Science Institute Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

The Baltimore-based Space Telescope Science Institute is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The institute is home of science operations for the Hubble Space Telescope, and mission and science operations for the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope.
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James Webb Telescope Packs Away Its Massive Sunshield To Ready For Launch

The massive sunshield of NASA's upcoming James Webb Space Telescope has been folded away for the last time before its launch.
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Hubble Captures A Spectacular Face-on Starburst Galaxy

Scientists at the Hubble Space Telescope have shared another spectacular image of space showing galaxy M61 with its spiral arms and regions of star formation.
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Hubble Takes A Spiral Snapshot

The luminous heart of the galaxy M61 dominates this image, framed by its winding spiral arms threaded with dark tendrils of dust. As well as the usual bright bands of stars, the spiral arms of M61 are studded with ruby-red patches of light....
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Hawaii Company Helps Scientists See Stars

Bear Machinery has made everything from precision components for some of the world’s largest telescopes to unmanned submarines to prototypes for surgical instruments, but it was a team project to build ventilators as a backup to Hawaii’s...
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Nasa's Nicer Finds X-ray Boosts In The Crab Pulsar's Radio Bursts

A global science collaboration using data from NASA's Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope on the International Space Station has discovered X-ray surges accompanying radio bursts from the pulsar in the Crab Nebula. The...
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Giant Radio Pulses From Pulsars Are Hundreds Of Times More Energetic Than Previously Believed

A global science collaboration using data from NASA's Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope on the International Space Station has discovered X-ray surges accompanying radio bursts from the pulsar in the Crab Nebula. The...
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The Universe Has A Hubble Constant Problem

The Hubble constant is used to estimate the rate of expansion of the universe.There are two different ways to calculate its value, but they give different results.Our understanding of the cosmos, particularly the age of the universe, hinges on...
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Pentagon Building Autonomous Daytime Telescopes For Tracking Enemy Satellites

While the Pentagon has cried foul over Russian space-based devices it claims are weapons, the US has tested its own identical devices for years. Their claims have served as the alarmist foundations for justifying the creation of the US Space Force...
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Caught Speeding: Clocking The Fastest-spinning Brown Dwarfs

Using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists have identified the three fastest-spinning brown dwarfs ever found. More massive than most planets but not quite heavy enough to ignite like stars, brown dwarfs are cosmic in-betweeners. And...
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