Telescopes

Nasa's Biggest Telescope Ever Prepares For A 2021 Launch

Once the $10 billion Webb Telescope is blasted into orbit, it will seek out water on Earth-like planets, stars being born, and more elusive interstellar quarry.
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Spt-cl J2106-5844 Is The Most Massive High-redshift Galaxy Cluster, Study Finds

Using data from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), astronomers have conducted a detailed high-resolution study of a massive galaxy cluster known as SPT-CL J2106-5844. The research, presented in a paper published October 10 on arXiv.org, delivers...
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Nasa's James Webb Space Telescope Clears Critical Sunshield Deployment Testing

The sunshield for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has passed a test critical to preparing the observatory for its 2021 launch. Technicians and engineers fully deployed and tensioned each of the sunshield's five layers, successfully putting the...
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Remarkable Story Of Shock Wave Physics In Post-world War Ii America

Physicists predicted the Hubble Space Telescope would see a rising vapor plume as the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet crashed into the far side of Jupiter in 1994. And sure enough, the plume produced by the impact matched their computational analysis.
Related topics: Physics, Hubble Space Telescope, Space, Comets, Jupiter

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Hubble Reveals New Evidence For Controversial Galaxies Without Dark Matter

This new and incredibly deep image from Hubble shows the dim and diffuse galaxy NGC 1052-DF4. New research presents the strongest evidence yet that this strange galaxy is basically devoid of dark matter. (Credit: NASA/ESA/STScI/S. Danieli et...
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Hubble Images Galactic Visitor, Interstellar Comet 2i/borisov

Hubble has captured an image of 2I/Borisov, a comet believed to have traveled to our solar system from a different planetary system somewhere else in the galaxy.
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Image: Hubble Snags Starry Galaxy

In this image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, the galaxy NGC 4380 looks like a special effect straight out of a science fiction or fantasy film, swirling like a gaping portal to another dimension.
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Here’s The Picture We’ve Been Waiting For. Hubble’s Photo Of Interstellar Comet 2i/borisov

Leave it up to the good ole Hubble Space Telescope. The workhorse telescope has given us a photo of the new interstellar comet 2I/Borisov. Take that, fancy new telescopes. 2I/Borisov has wandered into our Solar System from the deep cold of...
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Near-earth Asteroids Spectroscopic Survey At The Isaac Newton Telescope

The study of near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) is driven by both scientific and practical reasons. Because of their proximity to our planet, they can provide key information regarding the delivery of water and organic-rich material to the early Earth, and...
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Feast Your Eyes On The First Interstellar Comet Ever Directly Observed

The solar system has another interstellar visitor, but there’s no question of this one being an alien spacecraft. It’s a true comet and the first we’ve ever confirmed that comes from interstellar space, and the Hubble Space...
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Hubble Telescope Zooms In On Interstellar Visitor

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the best pictures yet of our newest interstellar visitor.
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Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope Just Took Incredible Photos Of A Visiting Comet From Another Star...

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a clear photo of the second interstellar visitor ever detected in our solar system. The comet, called 2I/Borisov, came from an unknown star system. It's hurtling past the sun at 110,000 miles per hour and is...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Hubble Space Telescope, Science Photos, Comets, Sun

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Telescope Technology Used To Take First Accurate Images Of Glaucoma-related Eye Structure

Researchers have used adaptive optics technology to create the first undistorted microscopic images of the eye's trabecular meshwork, which could help improve treatment for glaucoma.
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Astronomers Zoom In On A Galaxy 9 Billion Light-years Away Thanks To Gravitational Lensing

(Credit: MIT/Image courtesy of the researchers) When even the most powerful telescopes can’t capture the views you want, it helps to have natural magnifying glasses to rely on. In a paper published Monday in Nature Astronomy, researchers...
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An Asteroid Gloriously Photobombed This Hubble Crab Nebula Image - Cnet

An old Hubble Space Telescope image revealed a new cosmic treasure.
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‘fortnite’s’ Black Hole Is Cooler Than Whatever ‘chapter 2’ Will Be

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration won a $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for capturing the first image of a black hole. (Photo Credit: EHT Collaboration) Fortnite, the biggest game in the world, is...
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Comet From Another Solar System Looks A Lot Like Our Own

Enlarge / Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov). Note the fuzzy appearance and faint tail. (credit: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope) Interactions among the small bodies of our Solar System are expected to hurl small objects out into interstellar space with...
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Hubble Snaps Spiral's Profile

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope sees galaxies of all shapes, sizes, luminosities and orientations in the cosmos. Sometimes, the telescope gazes at a galaxy oriented sideways—as shown here. The spiral galaxy featured in this Hubble image is...
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Revealing The Milky Way’s Center

Spitzer Space Telescope, Milky Way Galaxy, center
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World's Largest Telescope In China Helping Identify Origins Of Puzzling Signals From Space

For more than a month, Chinese scientists have been studying mysterious fast radio bursts coming from space. China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), the world’s largest radio telescope, has now picked up more of...
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