Telescopes

Inventions That Show Why Accessible Tools Matter For Scientific Discovery

What if everyone had access to powerful tools for scientific learning and problem solving? Scientific discovery tools — from telescopes to magnetometers — help us answer questions and generate knowledge. But many powerful tools are too expensive...
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Nasa Observes Mysterious Galactic ‘jellyfish’ In Deep Space

NASA spotted a mysterious galactic “jellyfish”-like galaxy “swimming” into the view of the space agency’s upcoming James Webb Space Telescope, and it is a gorgeous sight. It’s unknown how this galaxy ended up...
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Nasa's Hubble Captures Stunning Cosmic Crab In Incredibly Detailed Image [photo]

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a stunning and incredibly detailed image of the Southern Crab Nebula. On its official Twitter page, NASA shared the latest image of the Southern Crab Nebula, which is officially called Hen 2-104, to mark...
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Gravitational Forces At Heart Of Milky Way Shaped This Star Cluster Like A Comet

Hubble has captured the stunning Messier 62 cluster. The cluster is warped, with a long tail which stretches out to form a shape like a comet. It is thought this distortion is due to Messier 62's proximity to the center of the galaxy. The post...
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How Passing Asteroids Reveal The Secrets Of Distant Stars

Stars in the night sky appear as tiny points of light because they are too far away for your eyes to resolve. But even through powerful telescopes, stars still appear as mere points because they are too small to see their true physical size at vast...
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What Will The James Webb Space Telescope See? A Whole Bunch Of Dust, That’s What

When it comes to the first galaxies, the James Webb Space Telescope will attempt to understand the formation of those galaxies and their link to the underlying dark matter. In case you didn’t know, most of the matter in our universe is...
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We Could Soon Watch A Black Hole In Action, Gobbling Up Matter In Real Time

The huge team behind the Event Horizon Telescope already made news with their first image of a black hole. But they've got bigger ambitions.
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Cosmic Crustacean Makes Great Birthday Card For Hubble's 29th Year (image)

On April 18, the European Space Agency released an image featuring the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's birthday coming up next week.
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You Can’t Take A Selfie With The Gigantic Aperture Spherical Telescope Anymore

You can't take a selfie with the world's largest single disk radio telescope anymore, as the Chinese government has banned everything from smartphones to digital cameras in the surrounding five-kilometer area. The post You can’t take a selfie...
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Tiny Star Flares 10 Times Brighter Than The Sun

On August 13, 2017, the Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) telescope spotted an intense solar flare from a tiny star barely bigger than Jupiter. But despite this sun's diminutive size, the flare gave off as much energy as 80 billion megatons of...
Related topics: Solar Flare, Sun, Polls, Space, Solar Power, Jupiter

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Tess Just Found Its First Earth-sized World

NASA’s new planet-hunting telescope, TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite), just found its first Earth-sized world. Though the Earth-sized planet, and its hot sub-Neptune companion, were first observed by TESS in January 2019,...
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China Finds Phone-wielding Tourists And Telescopes Don't Mesh

Part scientific instrument and part vacation destination, China's FAST radio telescope welcomed visitors with their radio wave-emitting gadgets—until it didn't.
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Four Questions: Here There Be Monsters

On April 10, the world got to see the first image taken of a black hole in space, taken by the Event Horizon Telescope, a worldwide collaboration of astronomers and astrophysicists including a substantial team at the University of Arizona.
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Nasa's Hubble Captures Stunning 'cosmic Spider' Tarantula Nebula In Detailed Image [photo]

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured some of the most incredible celestial bodies in the cosmos, and one of them is the Tarantula Nebula. On its official Twitter, NASA shared an image of the "cosmic spider" captured by the Hubble in 2011. The...
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Why Lightning Often Strikes Twice: Study Reveals Needle-like Structures In Positively Charged...

In contrast to popular belief, lightning often does strike twice, but the reason why a lightning channel is 'reused' has remained a mystery. Now, an international research team led by the University of Groningen has used the LOFAR radio telescope to...
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Nasa’s Planet Hunter Finds First Earth-sized Exoplanet

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is on a roll. Following January’s announcement of a third confirmed exoplanet—HD 21749b—the space telescope has spotted an Earth-sized sibling, HD 21749c. Both worlds are detailed...
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Five Planets Revealed After 20 Years Of Observation

To confirm the presence of a planet, it is necessary to wait until it has made one or more revolutions around its star. This can take from a few days for the closest to the star to decades for the furthest away. Only a telescope dedicated to the...
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Nasa’s Tess Exoplanet Hunter Found Its First Earth-size Planet, But You Wouldn’t Want To Visit

NASA's TESS exoplanet hunting telescope has been on the job for less than a year, but it's already racking up some impressive discoveries. Following the announcement of a new "Hot Saturn" back in March, NASA just revealed that TESS found its first...
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Astronomers Discover Third Planet In The Kepler-47 Circumbinary System

Astronomers have discovered a third planet in the Kepler-47 system, securing the system's title as the most interesting of the binary-star worlds. Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, a team of researchers detected the new...
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Mysterious Star 21 Comae Reinvestigated With Most Satellite

Astronomers have employed the Microvariability and Oscillations of Stars (MOST) space telescope to conduct a new investigation of the enigmatic variable star 21 Comae whose nature is still widely debated. Results of the new study, presented in a...
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