Telescopes

Milky Way's Cannibalistic Past Illuminated By Ancient Star's Life Story

A planet-hunting telescope recently made a new discovery about the Milky Way's past cannibalism.
Related topics: Milky Way, Space, Scientific Discoveries

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Mitre Uses Earth Shadow To Determine Satellite Range

Until now, determining the orbit of satellites has required many measurements or multiple telescopes. A team of MITRE scientists took their equipment to Chile to view an eclipse--and proved an easier way.
Related topics: Satellites, Space

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Controversy Over Giant Telescope Roils Astronomy Conference In Hawaii

Heated conversations at the American Astronomical Society's January meeting are usually about stars and galaxies, distant worlds and elaborate calculations.
Related topics: Space, Galaxies

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Giant 'rubin's Galaxy' In Stunning Hubble Photo Named For Dark Matter Pioneer

Two cosmic love birds lit the way to the discovery of dark matter, and a new Hubble image features a behemoth galaxy that played a part in the groundbreaking finding.
Related topics: Space, Hubble Space Telescope, Science Photos, Scientific Discoveries

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Putting The Universe Under The Telescope

We humans are a curious, questing lot, and the 2020s will see us continue to observe the universe around us, trying to understand more about fundamental particles, forces, objects and relationships from both ground and space-based instruments.
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Russia, China Consider Building Joint On-orbit Assembling Space Telescope - Project Member

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian and Chinese experts have developed a joint concept of what can become the world's first large telescope to be assembled in space by supervised robotic manipulators, Mikhail Sachkov, the deputy director of the Institute of...
Related topics: Space, Robots

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New View Of The Swan Nebula From Nasa’s Airborne Sofia Telescope

Using the SOFIA telescope, a team of NASA astronomers have conducted the most detailed survey of the interior of the Swan Nebula to date. The post New View of the Swan Nebula From NASA’s Airborne SOFIA Telescope appeared first on Universe...
Related topics: Nebulas, NASA, Space, Polls

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Another State Change Of The Variable Gamma-ray Pulsar Psr J2021+4026 Observed By Astronomers

Using NASA's Fermi telescope, astronomers have detected a state change of the gamma-ray emission and spin-down rate of the variable radio-quiet gamma-ray pulsar PSR J2021+4026. Such behavior was first observed in this pulsar in 2011, and the new...
Related topics: Pulsars, Space, NASA

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See The Inner Structure Of The Crab Nebula In Nasa’s Stunning Visualization

NASA has released a video visualization of one of astronomy's most beautiful objects, the famous Crab Nebula, by combining data from three of its key instruments: Hubble, Spitzer, and Chandra.
Related topics: Nebulas, NASA, Space, Science Videos, Hubble Space Telescope

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Hubble Finds Teeny Tiny Clumps Of Dark Matter

Using data from Hubble and the gravitational lensing technique, a team of astronomers have found definitive evidence that Dark Matter is indeed "cold". The post Hubble Finds Teeny Tiny Clumps of Dark Matter appeared first on Universe Today.
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See The Giant Galaxy Named After Pioneering Dark Matter Researcher Vera Rubin

Hubble has imaged a gentle giant -- galaxy UGC 2885, which is 2.5 times wider than the Milky Way and has 10 times as many stars as our home galaxy.
Related topics: Space, Hubble Space Telescope, Milky Way

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H0licow: Cosmoboffins Still Have No Idea Why Universe Seems To Be Expanding More Rapidly Than...

New estimation of Hubble Constant emerges Cosmologists are scratching their heads after the latest measurements of just how fast the universe is expanding raises more questions than answers.…
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As New Telescopes Prepare To Fly Into Orbit, Hubble Still Has A Big Role To Play

Upcoming telescopes like the James Webb Space Telescope will work together with the iconic observatory to find new and amazing images.
Related topics: Space, Hubble Space Telescope

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What Secrets About The X-37b Space Plane Is America Hiding?

David Axe Security, Americas Here's what little we know. Key point: It is classified what exactly the X-37B gets up to. A Dutch skywatcher achieved a rare feat in late June and early July 2019. Using a 10-inch-diameter telescope fitted with a...
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Astronomers Say That The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than Expected

Astronomers have used the NASA Hubble Space Telescope to determine that the universe is expanding faster than expected. The team measured the expansion rate, which is called the Hubble constant, using gravitational lensing. That is a new technique...
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Hubble Detects Smallest Known Dark Matter Clumps

When searching for dark matter, astronomers must go on a sort of "ghost hunt." That's because dark matter is an invisible substance that cannot be seen directly. Yet it makes up the bulk of the universe's mass and forms the scaffolding upon which...
Related topics: Hubble Space Telescope, Space

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Neid Exoplanet Instrument Sees First Light

The new NEID instrument, now installed at the 3.5-meter WIYN telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Southern Arizona, USA, has made its first observations. The NSF-NASA funded instrument is designed to measure the motion of nearby stars with...
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Hubble Detects Smallest Known Dark Matter Clumps

Using Hubble and a new observing technique, astronomers have uncovered the smallest clumps of dark matter ever detected. Dark matter is an invisible substance that makes up most of the universe's mass and forms the scaffolding upon which galaxies...
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Neid Exoplanet Instrument Sees First Light

The new NEID instrument, now installed at the 3.5-meter WIYN telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Southern Arizona, USA, has made its first observations. The NSF-NASA funded instrument is designed to measure the motion of nearby stars with...
Related topics: Exoplanets, Space, NASA

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Goldilocks Stars Are Best Places To Look For Life

Hubble observations suggest that orange stars, slightly cooler than our Sun, are better hangouts for life. There are more of them in our galaxy, they live much longer than our Sun, and unleash less deadly radiation than red dwarf stars.
Related topics: Hubble Space Telescope, Sun, Galaxies, Space

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