Telescopes

Crunch Time: Nasa Set To Install James Webb Space Telescope On Crucial Lagrange Point

The James Webb Space Telescope was launched into outer space on 25 December 2021. It is hope that the telescope will help scientists explore the planets outside the solar system and scrutinise the early days of the universe.
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Spacex's Starlink Satellites Are Disrupting An Asteroid-hunting Space Telescope's Scans

The Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF), commissioned in 2018, is a wide-field sky astronomical survey designed to detect neutron star collisions and transient objects that rapidly change in brightness, such as gamma ray bursts. Since 2019, the facility...
Related topics: SpaceX, Space, Satellites, Asteroids, Polls, Neutron Stars

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Hubble Finds Weird Black Hole Which Is Helping Stars To Grow

When you think of black holes, you probably think of destruction. Consuming everything in their path, they are the monsters of the astronomical world, gobbling up gas and dust and planets and stars alike. But recently, the Hubble Space Telescope has...
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Hubble Finds A Black Hole Igniting Star Formation In A Dwarf Galaxy

Astronomers report Hubble imaging and spectroscopy of the dwarf starburst galaxy Henize 2-10 clearly show a gas outflow stretching from the galaxy's black hole to a bright star birth region, triggering the already dense cloud into forming clusters...
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Designing A Science Program For Sky-monitoring Telescope Based On The Moon

The SETI Institute teamed up with Louisiana State University (LSU) and Mississippi State University (MSU) to help students design the science program for AstronetX PBC's first lunar-based camera (L-CAM 1). The scientific program planning is funded...
Related topics: Space, Moon, SETI

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Globular Cluster Messier 14 And Its Peculiar Multiple Stellar Populations Investigated By Hubble

Using the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), astronomers have observed the globular cluster Messier 14 and its peculiar multiple stellar populations. Results of the observational campaign, published January 7 on arXiv.org, deliver important insight into...
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Watch: Largest Map Of The Universe Created By Dark Energy Telescope Can Unveil Secrets Of Cosmos

Managed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (aka Berkeley Lab), the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) is an internationally run project, with the telescope having conducted a survey for the past year. It is now publishing its...
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Hitting The Books: The First Man To Listen To The Birth Of Stars

If the efforts of the 10,000-plus people who developed and assembled the James Webb Space Telescope are any indication, the age of the independent scientist are well and truly over. Newton, Galileo, Keppler, and Copernicus all fundamentally altered...
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Many Of The Webb Telescope’s Greatest Discoveries Won't Come From Any Amazing Pictures

Around the turn of the 21st century, a new age of galactic discovery began.Through the latest telescopes on land and in space, astronomers started spotting a wealth of planets outside our solar system, called exoplanets. In our Milky Way galaxy,...
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries, Exoplanets, Milky Way

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Unknown Objects At The Heart Of The Milky Way Are Beaming Radio Signals, Then Mysteriously...

The radio telescope at the Parkes Observatory at sunset near the town of Parkes, Australia, July 15, 2019.Stefica Nicol Bikes/Reuters Mysterious radio waves emanating from the center of the galaxy have astronomers stumped. Four objects have briefly...
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Hubble Views A Tranquil Galaxy With An Explosive Past

The lazily winding spiral arms of the spectacular galaxy NGC 976 fill the frame of this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This spiral galaxy lies around 150 million light-years from the Milky Way in the constellation Aries. Despite...
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Nancy Grace Roman Telescope Will Do Its Own, Wide-angle Version Of The Hubble Deep Field

Remember the Hubble Space Telescope’s Deep Field and Ultra-Deep Field images? Those images showed everyone that what appears to be a tiny, empty part of the sky contains thousands of galaxies, some dating back to the Universe’s early...
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A ‘mini’ Supermassive Black Hole Find Could Have Huge Implications

All eyes are currently on NASA’s recently successfully deployed James Webb Space Telescope – and rightly so as it could yield scientific breakthroughs and increase our understanding of the universe, its birth and evolution. However,...
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Messier 85's Complex Globular Cluster System Explored By Researchers

Using the Gemini North telescope, astronomers have conducted photometric and spectroscopic observations of a galaxy known as Messier 85. The observational campaign revealed more details about its complex globular cluster system. The findings are...
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Cosmic 'spider' Found To Be Source Of Powerful Gamma-rays

Using the 4.1-meter SOAR Telescope in Chile, astronomers have discovered the first example of a binary system where a star in the process of becoming a white dwarf is orbiting a neutron star that has just finished turning into a rapidly spinning...
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries, Neutron Stars, Pulsars

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Nasa's Mars Insight Trips Into Safe Mode And Esa's Sentinel-1b Gives Scientists The Silent Treatment

Space is hard While there were whoops and cheers for the James Webb Space Telescope, other missions on Mars and in orbit around the Earth have fared less well in recent weeks.…
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Rugby Ball-shaped Exoplanet Discovered

With the help of the CHEOPS space telescope, an international team was able to detect the deformation of an exoplanet for the first time. Due to strong tidal forces, the appearance of the planet WASP-103b resembles a rugby ball rather than a sphere.
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New Treasure Trove Of Globular Clusters Holds Clues About Galaxy Evolution

A survey completed using a combination of ground and space-based telescopes yielded a treasure trove of previously unknown globular clusters—old, dense groups of thousands of stars that all formed at the same time—in the outer regions of the...
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James Webb Space Telescope More Than Three Quarters Through Its Journey

More than two weeks after the James Webb Space Telescope's launch on Christmas Day, the telescope has traveled more than 700,000 miles from Earth. JWST has successfully deployed its secondary mirror, a key element of the telescope's optics. Next,...
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Gemini South Telescope Captures Image Of Chamaeleon Infrared Nebula

The Chamaeleon Infrared Nebula is an outflow of gas that resides in the larger Chamaeleon I dark cloud (one of the closest star-forming regions of the Milky Way), and adjacent to the Chamaeleon II and Chamaeleon III dark clouds. These three dark...
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