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X-ray telescope scheduled to launch

September 11, 2016

X-Calibur, a novel telescope that sees polarized X-rays rather than visible or infrared light, is next in line…
WFIRST-AFTA: Groundbreaking Space Observatory to Image Exoplanets and Tackle a Universe of Questions

October 21, 2015

We all want the ability to peer into the future. And that’s exactly the focus of NASA’s Wide-Field…
NRAO’s Iconic 140-Foot Radio Telescope Celebrates 50 Years of Discovery

October 14, 2015

Today the Governor of West Virginia Earl Ray Tomblin recognized the 50th Anniversary of the National Radio Astronomy…
CAST explores the dark side of the universe

September 21, 2015

Over the next 10 days, CERN’s Axion Solar Telescope (CAST) will receive the Sun’s rays. The Sun’s course…
We’ve revealed a galaxy far, far away….

July 7, 2015

Scientists have revealed a galaxy five billion light-years away, using a new hi-tech telescope in remote Western Australia.…
Speeding bullet galaxy observed slamming into galaxy cluster

January 19, 2015

Researchers working at Europe’s XMM-Newton X-ray space telescope have observed a speeding galaxy smashing its way through a…
Where did all the stars go? Dark cloud obscures hundreds of background stars

January 7, 2015

Some of the stars appear to be missing in this intriguing new ESO image. But the black gap…
Astronomers find seven dwarf galaxies with new telescope

July 11, 2014

This image shows the field of view from the Dragonfly Telephoto Array, centered on M101. Inset images highlight…
Continents may be a key feature of Super-Earths

April 25, 2014

Summary: Super-Earths could have active tectonics that expose land masses, and need not be water-worlds. A video still showing…
Remote Antarctic telescope reveals gas cloud where stars are born

February 21, 2014

A UNSW-led team has used a telescope in Antarctica to identify a giant gas cloud in our galaxy…
John Dobson, Inventor of the Popular Dobsonian Telescope, Dead at 98

January 17, 2014

The cosmos lost a good soul Wednesday. John Dobson, famous as the creator of the simple, low-cost Dobsonian…
How to Find the Rarest of the Rare in Southern Skies

December 30, 2013

An interdisciplinary UA team is developing a computer program that will sort through up to 10 million alerts…
Europe launches billion-dollar Milky Way telescope

December 19, 2013

Gaia mapping the stars of the milky way. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab; background: ESO/S. Brunier The European Space Agency…
A new view of the energetic universe

December 4, 2013

The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, sees the high-energy X-rays emitted by the densest, hottest regions of…
Astronomers witness birth of Milky Way’s most massive star

July 11, 2013

Scientists have observed in unprecedented detail the birth of a massive star within a dark cloud core about…
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