Telescopes

Scientists Spot The Farthest Known Object In Our Solar System, And It's Pink

There's something orbiting the sun, way, way beyond the distant realm of Pluto.  A team of astronomers recently spotted the farthest-known object in the solar system using a telescope atop Hawaii's lofty Mauna Kea, and announced the discovery...
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Secrets Of Planet Birth Revealed In Amazing Alma Radio Telescope Images

Gas and dust disks around young stars reveal features that suggest planets are off to an early start.
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Bright ‘hyperactive’ Comet Should Be Visible In The Sky This Weekend

An unusual green comet, 46P/Wirtanen, will be visible in the night sky this month as it makes its closest approach to Earth in 20 years. It may even be possible to see the comet without a telescope. The post Bright ‘hyperactive’ comet...
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Hubble Goes Deep

This image from the Hubble Deep UV (HDUV) Legacy Survey encompasses 12,000 star-forming galaxies in a part of the constellation Fornax known as the GOODS-South field. With the addition of ultraviolet light imagery, astronomers using the NASA/ESA...
Related topics: Hubble Space Telescope, Polls, Galaxies, Space, Constellations, NASA, European Space Agency

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Hubble Finds Distant Planets Are Vanishing At Record Speed

The speed and distance at which planets orbit their respective blazing stars can determine each planet’s fate—whether the planet remains a longstanding part of its solar system or evaporates into the universe’s dark graveyard more...
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You’re Looking At An Actual Image Of A White Dwarf Feeding On Material From A Larger Red Giant,...

The SPHERE planet-hunting instrument on the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope captured this image of a white dwarf feeding on its companion star, a type of Red Giant called a Mira variable. Most stars exist in binary systems,...
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You May Not Even Need A Telescope To See Comet 46p/wirtanen In The Night Sky This Month

As comets blaze across the night sky, they can bring wonder and excitement to those watching from Earth – or even a sense of impending doom.
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Hubble Finds Far-away Planet Vanishing At Record Speed

The speed and distance at which planets orbit their respective blazing stars can determine each planet's fate—whether the planet remains a longstanding part of its solar system or evaporates into the universe's dark graveyard more quickly.
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Large Population Of Potential Young Planets Found In Distant Planetary Systems

Astronomers used the powerful ALMA telescope to discover that in other parts of the Milky Way Galaxy (seen here) there is potentially a large population of young planets -- similar in mass to Neptune or Jupiter -- at wide-orbit that are not...
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries, Milky Way, Galaxies, Neptune, Jupiter

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A Telescope Fan Sabotaged An Astronomy Forum. He Ended Up In Prison

Even the victim says the sentence was too harsh Continue reading…
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This Galaxy Pic From The Hubble Telescope Shows How Astronauts Fixed Its Vision 25 Years Ago

NASA released a stunning new comparison photo to celebrate the anniversary of the first astronaut mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope's blurry vision, 25 years ago.
Related topics: Space, Hubble Space Telescope, Astronaut, NASA, Science Photos, Anniversaries

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The World's First Space Telescope

50 years ago, astronomers launched the Orbiting Astronomical Observatory, whose descendants include the Hubble, Spitzer and James Webb telescopes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Just Look At How Much Better Hubble’s Photos Look After It Was Serviced

Hubble consistently delivers gorgeous images of the cosmos as its handlers point it at distant galaxies and star clusters, but its imaging capabilities weren't always so breathtaking. The telescope was launched way back in early 1990, and for the...
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Inflation Theories Must Dig Deeper To Avoid Collision With Data

The BICEP telescope itself faces the Antarctic sunset and a very long, very cold winter. (credit: US Antarctic Program) It was not so very long ago (2014) that the world was shocked and amazed by the announcement that primordial gravitational...
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K2 And Gaia Team Up To Confirm 104 New Exoplanets

K2 might have run out of fuel a few months ago, but astronomers are still using its data to uncover a slew of new worlds. Using stats from ESA’s Gaia mission and K2, an extension of NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, two recent studies have...
Related topics: Exoplanets, Space, European Space Agency, NASA

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Astronaut Insists The Neocam Telescope Is Critical If Nasa Is To Protect The World From...

Retired astronaut Russell “Rusty” Schweickart, who was involved in the Skylab and Apollo 9 missions, has stated that if NASA is to protect the Earth from what he called “city killer” asteroids, it is imperative that the...
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Astronaut Says A Neglected Telescope Is Nasa's Best Chance Of Defending Earth From 'city Killer'...

Small asteroids can strike Earth with the force of many nuclear weapons and destroy entire cities. A small fraction of such asteroids is estimated to have been found, but NASA is supposed to find 90% of them by 2020. Retired astronaut Rusty...
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Kepler Telescope Data Sheds Brilliant New Light On Dying Star

Using data from the now retired Kepler Telescope, researchers have examined a supernova called SN 2018oh and have gathered the most detailed information ever about the death of a star. The post Kepler telescope data sheds brilliant new light on...
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Why Do We Put Telescopes In Space?

Putting a telescope in space has its limitations. It can't be too big, it's difficult to repair, and it costs a lot of money. So why do we even do it? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Hubble Locks Eyes On A ‘tangled’ Supernova Remnant

The Hubble Space Telescope may have gone through a rough month this October but it’s ready to turn things around. Earlier this week, the Inquisitr reported that the formidable spacecraft has officially resumed science operations after...
Related topics: Hubble Space Telescope, Supernova, Space, Spacecrafts

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