Telescopes

Nasa Targets Saturn’s Seasonal Secrets With New Space Telescope

NASA has revealed its next point of solar system obsession, planning to set the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope on Saturn to help pick apart its secrets. The ringed planet is unarguably the most distinctive of our celestial neighbors, but...
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Erosita – The Hunt For Dark Energy Begins

On 21 June 2019 the Spektrum-Röntgen-Gamma (Spektr-RG / SRG) spacecraft will be launched from the Kazakh steppe, marking the start of an exciting journey. SRG will be carrying the German Extended ROentgen Survey with an Imaging Telescope Array...
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Hubble Space Telescope Spots Explosive Galaxy

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured a stunning image of spiral galaxy NGC 4051. Located 45 million light-years from Earth, in the southern part of the Ursa Major I Cluster, the galaxy has hosted […] The post Hubble Space Telescope...
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New Space Telescope Will Map The Universe In High-energy X-rays

A German–Russian mission called SRG will detect millions of supermassive black holes, many new to science, and hundreds of thousands of stars -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Hubble Spots Tiny Galaxy Working Overtime To Build New Stars

Like everything else in the universe, galaxies are born, live, and ultimately die, and thanks to incredibly powerful tools like the Hubble Space Telescope, we get to see various galaxies at virtually every stage of their lives. One of its newest...
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Nasa Is Retiring Its Legendary Spitzer Space Telescope

The Iris Nebula is captured here by Spitzer. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope was launched in 2003 on a mission to spend five years exploring the cosmos in infrared light. That means it excels at capturing images and...
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In Order To Reveal Planets Around Another Star, A Starshade Needs To Fly 40,000 Km Away From A...

If NASA sends a Starshade into space, it will need to perform some very accurate formation flying with the space telescopes it is working with The post In order to reveal planets around another star, a starshade needs to fly 40,000 km away from a...
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Why Do Hubble Pictures Have Missing Pieces?

Ever wondered why some Hubble Space Telescope images have that strange, staircase appearance? Here's your answer.       
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Fermi Mission Reveals Its Highest-energy Gamma-ray Bursts

For 10 years, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has scanned the sky for gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), the universe's most luminous explosions. A new catalog of the highest-energy blasts provides scientists with fresh insights into how they work.
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There's Table Salt On One Of Jupiter's Moons

The ocean that scientists believe exists underneath Europa's thick icy crust might be more like our own than previously thought. According to a new study published in Science Advances, a team of researchers used the Hubble Space Telescope...
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The Entire Sky In X-rays

The small fleet of X-ray space scouts will soon be expanded to include a flagship. On 21 June 2019, the German telescope eRosita will launch from the Russian Baikonur space-port into space. On a platform on board the Proton M launcher, there is a...
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Gemini Planet Imager Analyzes 300 Stars

Over the past four years, an instrument attached to a telescope in the Chilean Andes—known as the Gemini Planet Imager—has set its gaze on 531 stars in search of new planets. The team, led by Stanford University, is now releasing initial...
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Giant Telescope In Chile Could Be Named For Pioneering Astronomer Vera Rubin

Astronomer Vera Rubin — best known for her pioneering research about dark matter — will lend her name to a new telescope if a bipartisan bill becomes law.
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This Ethereal Starshade Could Revolutionize Nasa’s Hunt For Exoplanets

Find distant Earth-like planets capable of supporting life is going to take more than strong telescopes, with one NASA project exploring how a space umbrella and some super-skillful flying could lead to a science breakthrough. So far, missions like...
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Citizen Scientists Re-tune Hubble’s Galaxy Classification

Royal Astronomical Society IMAGE: Spiral structure in the Pinwheel Galaxy (Messier 101), as observed by the Hubble Space Telescope. view more Credit: NASA, ESA, CXC, SSC, and STScI Hundreds of thousands of volunteers have helped to overturn almost a...
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Hubble Snaps Mature ‘pinwheel’ Galaxy 400 Million Light-years Away

Space is home to many types of galaxies that have different shapes, sizes, and brightness. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope recently captured an image of NGC 7773, a barred spiral galaxy located about 400 million […] The post Hubble Snaps...
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Citizen Scientists Re-tune Hubble's Galaxy Classification

Hundreds of thousands of volunteers have helped to overturn almost a century of galaxy classification, in a new study using data from the longstanding Galaxy Zoo project. The new investigation, published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal...
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The Atmosphere Of A New Ultra Hot Jupiter Is Analyzed

The combination of observations made with the CARMENES spectrograph on the 3.5m telescope at Calar Alto Observatory (Almería), and the HARPS-N spectrograph on the National Galileo Telescope (TNG) at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (Garafía,...
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Nasa’s Webb Telescope One Step Closer To Completion

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is one step closer to liftoff. Late last month, the spacecraft cleared another critical testing milestone by surviving its final thermal vacuum evaluation. Locked inside a thermal […] The post...
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James Webb Telescope Undergoes Vacuum Testing, Finally Moving Toward Launch

The long-delayed James Webb telescope is finally moving toward completion. The telescope passed a round of testing, in which the craft is exposed to a simulation of the space environment.
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