Telescopes

Hubble Demonstrates How To See Exoplanet Atmospheres By Using Lunar Eclipse

Astronomers were able to detect Earth's ozone by observing the moon
Related topics: Hubble Space Telescope, Exoplanets, Lunar Eclipse, Space, Ozone, Moon

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Lunar Eclipse Helps Hubble Scientists Study The Earth

The NASA Hubble Space Telescope used the Earth as a proxy for identifying oxygen on potentially habitable exoplanets orbiting other stars. During the eclipse, astronomers used Hubble to detect Earth’s ozone in the atmosphere. The method...
Related topics: Lunar Eclipse, Hubble Space Telescope, NASA, Space, Exoplanets, Ozone

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Nasa Uses Moon As Mirror To Find Potentially Habitable Exoplanets

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists were able to use the Moon as a mirror during a total lunar eclipse to observe Earth’s atmosphere. According to the scientists, this method can be used to identify exoplanets that have the potential to...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Moon, Lunar Eclipse, Exoplanets, Hubble Space Telescope

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Hubble Just Made A Major Breakthrough In The Search For Alien Life

NASA used the sunlight beaming through Earth's atmosphere and bouncing off of the Moon to analyze our planet's atmosphere. The experiment was a sort of proof-of-concept that suggests we may be able to detect life on other worlds by analyzing the...
Related topics: Hubble Space Telescope, NASA, Space, Moon

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Europe's Euclid Space Telescope Will See Cosmos With Panoramic Vision

Launching in 2022, the wide-field observatory will be one of three next-generation facilities meant to lift the veil on dark energy, dark matter and other cosmic mysteries -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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I've Seen Things You People Wouldn't Believe – Because We Used Astrometry: A Saturn-like World...

Mexico, US boffins used technique 'for the first time' with ground-based radio 'scopes to spot exoplanet Astronomers discovered an exoplanet for the first time using the astrometry technique with ground-based radio telescopes, according to fresh...
Related topics: Saturn, Exoplanets, Space, Scientific Discoveries

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Nebula Looks Like A Glowing Space Butterfly In Stunning Shot - Cnet

The ESO's Very Large Telescope delivers a fresh "cosmic gem."
Related topics: Nebulas, Space

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Two Schoolgirls Spotted An Asteroid Headed Straight For Earth

A newly-detected asteroid has been spotted by a pair of schoolgirls in India. The two teenagers found the asteroid in images collected by a telescope in Hawaii. The asteroid is currently orbiting near Mars, but that orbit will change and bring it...
Related topics: Asteroids, Space, Mars

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Black Hole Fails To Do Its Job

Astronomers have discovered what can happen when a giant black hole does not intervene in the life of a galaxy cluster. Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes they have shown that passive black hole behavior may explain a...
Related topics: Black Holes, Space, Scientific Discoveries, Galaxies, NASA

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Hubble Peeks At Stellar Treats

Looking its best ever is the star cluster NGC 2203, here imaged by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Aside from its dazzling good looks, this cluster of stars contains lots of astronomical treats that have helped astronomers puzzle together the...
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Surprising Early Galaxy Breaks Low-oxygen Record

New results achieved by combining big data captured by the Subaru Telescope and the power of machine learning have discovered a galaxy with an extremely low oxygen abundance of 1.6% solar abundance, breaking the previous record of the lowest oxygen...
Related topics: Space, Solar Power, Scientific Discoveries

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Telescope Video Captured Spacex's Crew Dragon Spaceship Attached To Space Station, 250 Miles Above...

A striking telescope video shows the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule docked to the International Space Station (ISS), hurtling through space 250 miles above Earth. The spaceship and its first-ever crew — NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley...
Related topics: Space, Science Videos, SpaceX, Spacecrafts, International Space Station, NASA, Astronaut

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Nasa's Webb Telescope Will Study Jupiter, Its Rings, And Two Intriguing Moons

Jupiter, named for the king of the ancient Roman gods, commands its own mini-version of our solar system of circling satellites; their movements convinced Galileo Galilei that Earth is not the center of the universe in the early 17th century. More...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Jupiter, Satellites

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Supermassive Black Holes Can Cloak Themselves In A Cocoon Of Dust, Making Them Invisible Even When...

Quasars are the most powerful sources of light in the universe, but sometimes they’re hard to find. A team of astronomers used the Chandra X-ray Space Telescope to find some diamonds in the rough. When gas finds itself in the center of a...
Related topics: Black Holes, Quasars, Space, Galaxies

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This Is The Best Place On Earth To Watch The Stars, But It’s Freezing

Scientists have pinpointed the best place on the planet to stick a telescope, but you wouldn't want to live there. The highest ice dome on the Antarctic Plateau would provide the best view of the cosmos of any spot on Earth. Unfortunately,...
Related topics: Space, Antarctic

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Dead Star Emits Never-before Seen Mix Of Radiation

A global collaboration of telescopes including ESA's Integral high-energy space observatory has detected a unique mix of radiation bursting from a dead star in our galaxy—something that has never been seen before in this type of star, and may...
Related topics: Space, European Space Agency, Galaxies

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Hubble Is Still Snapping Gorgeous Images Despite Its Advanced Age

The Hubble Space Telescope recently snapped one of the most incredible photos of Saturn ever. The image was captured on July 4th and shows Saturn, its iconic rings, and two of Saturn's many moons. Hubble is old by NASA standards, but it continues...
Related topics: Hubble Space Telescope, Space, Science Photos, Saturn, NASA

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Gamma-ray Telescopes Can Measure The Diameters Of Other Stars

Four gamma ray telescopes have used a new method of interferometry to measure the size of two stars. The post Gamma-Ray Telescopes Can Measure the Diameters of Other Stars appeared first on Universe Today.
Related topics: Space

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Shining A Light On The Quantum World

In the universe, there is the world we can see with the naked eye: trees, planes in the sky, dishes in the sink. But there are other worlds that reveal themselves with the help of a magnifying glass, telescope, or microscope. With these, we can see...
Related topics: Quantum, Physics, Space, Microscopes

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New Approach Refines The Hubble's Constant And Age Of Universe

Using known distances of 50 galaxies from Earth to refine calculations in Hubble's constant, a research team led by a University of Oregon astronomer estimates the age of the universe at 12.6 billion years.
Related topics: Hubble Space Telescope, Space

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