Telescopes

Plunging Into The Furnace

The denizens of the Fornax galaxy cluster populate this image from the Victor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope, located in Chile at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO), a Program of NSF's NOIRLab. The irregular galaxy lurking in the bottom...
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Nasa's Hubble Telescope Helps Scientists Solve Mystery Of Dead Galaxies - Cnet

Why did some galaxies from the early universe suddenly stop making stars? Astronomers look back in time to find out.
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Telescope In Chile Captures A Doomed Galaxy Falling Into The Heart Of The Fornax Cluster

The Fornax Cluster—which, as the name suggests, lies primarily in the constellation Fornax (the Furnace)—is a relatively nearby galaxy cluster, only about 60 million light-years from Earth. This means that it looms large in the night sky,...
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Hubble Reveals The Final Stages Of A Dying Star

In April 2021 Hubble released its 31st-anniversary image. It’s a portrait of AG Carinae, one of the most luminous stars in the entire Milky Way. AG Carinae is in a wreckless struggle with itself, periodically ejecting matter until it reaches...
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A Particle Physics Experiment Might Have Directly Observed Dark Energy

About 25 years ago, astrophysicists noticed something very interesting about the Universe. The fact that it was in a state of expansion had been known since the 1920s, thanks to the observation of Edwin Hubble. But thanks to the observations...
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Hubble Finds Early, Massive Galaxies Running On Empty

When the universe was about 3 billion years old, just 20% of its current age, it experienced the most prolific period of star birth in its history. But when NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in...
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Hubble Finds Early, Massive Galaxies Running On Empty

Fast and furious--that's how six massive galaxies in the early universe lived before they literally ran out of gas, shut down star formation, and died. These images are composites from Hubble and ALMA.
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Webb Telescope To Explore Forming Planetary Systems

Planetary systems take millions of years to form, which introduces quite a challenge for astronomers. How do you identify which stage they are in, or categorize them? The best approach is to look at lots of examples and keep adding to the data we...
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The Nail-biting Journey Of Nasa's James Webb Space Telescope Is About To Begin

Before it can study the first stars and galaxies, the observatory must endure a sea voyage, a rocket launch and an all-or-nothing deployment sequence in deep space -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A Lego® Version Of The Very Large Telescope. It Even Has A Laser Interferometer

Interferometers are some of the most highly advanced sensor instruments that humans have made.  They are used in everything from astronomy to quantum mechanics and have profoundly impacted our understanding of science.  But not all interferometers...
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Hubble Takes 31st Anniversary Image: Two New Views Showcase The Dual Nature Of The Star Ag Carinae

Comparing two images shows puffing dust bubbles and an erupting gas shell—the final acts of a monster star's life.
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The Final, Dying Outbursts Of An Unstable Star Are Captured By Hubble

Hubble researchers have returned to the unstable star AG Carinae to show it from two different views, complied from observations in 2020, 2014, and 1994.
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Astronomers Should Be Willing To Look Closer At Weird Objects In The Sky

The Galileo Project seeks to train telescopes on unidentified aerial phenomena -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A New Window To The Early Universe (and Aliens?)

Astrophysicists anxiously await the upcoming launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, slated for December 18. Things can go wrong.This spectacular giant will be the most powerful space telescope ever built, opening new windows to nascent galaxies...
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Cosmic Dawn Holds The Answers To Many Of Astronomy's Greatest Questions

Thanks to the most advanced telescopes, astronomers today can see what objects looked like 13 billion years ago, roughly 800 million years after the Big Bang. Unfortunately, they are still unable to pierce the veil of the cosmic Dark Ages, a period...
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Why Is James Webb Traveling To The Launch Site By Boat And Not An Airplane?

The James Webb Space Telescope has faced a lot of questions during its arduous journey to completion. Some of the questions have been posed by concerned legislators, mindful of the limitations of the public purse as the telescope’s cost...
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Rerun Of Supernova Blast Is Expected To Appear In 2037

Hubble astronomers are predicting that the fading light from a distant supernova will be rebroadcast in 16 years. This future appearance will be the fourth known view of the same exploded star, dubbed Supernova Requiem.
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Quasars As The New Cosmic Standard Candles

In 1929, Edwin Hubble published observations that galaxies' distances and velocities are correlated, with the distances determined using their Cepheid stars. Harvard astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt had discovered that a Cepheid star varies...
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Antennas Searching For Extraterrestrials Threatened By Wildfire

The Allen Telescope Array, an ensemble of 42 antennas used in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), is once again threatened by wildfires. The scientists and engineers normally on-site have been evacuated as a precautionary measure,...
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Nasa's Hubble Telescope Reveals Anti-aging Secrets Of Star Corpses - Cnet

"This discovery changes the definition, itself, of white dwarfs."
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