image credit It's the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th birthday on April 24. How much do you actually know about all those mesmerising pictures it has taken? Take this quiz and find out. I got 15 out of 18 right. The Presurfer
The first stone of the future LSST telescope was laid on 14 April 2015 by the Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, at the Cerro Pachón site in the Chilean Andes. The LSST will be equipped with the most powerful digital camera ever built. Show More Summary
It can be tricky to get the best shot when taking a selfie or group shot with your iPhone. If you want a better angle than the length of your arm can provide (or your ridiculous selfie-stick will telescope to), … Read more ›
Humanity’s trash problem doesn’t end on Earth—it’s followed us to outer space. Thousands of tons of derelict satellites, spent rocket parts, and stray garbage fragments now whiz about our planet at breakneck speeds, and the volume of space junk is growing every year. Show More Summary
The first telescope built atop Mauna Kea was tiny by today’s standards, an 88-inch instrument that astronomers hoped would reveal new details about the universe, and draw the world’s best researchers to a mountain relatively unknownShow More Summary
Once it’s up and running, we expect the new Webb space telescope to send us back some pretty impressive space shots — but the photos of its construction have been unexpectedly delightful as well! Read more...
I was invited to tour the Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems campus in Los Angeles this spring and it was fantastic! The Northrop Grumman lists themselves as “a leading global security company” but the project that stole my heart is their work on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) for NASA. Show More Summary
After a rocky start a quarter century ago, the Hubble Space Telescope has achieved rock-star status in the world of big science
The Cat's Eye Nebula as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope in the constellation Draco. Click to embiggen Ask anyone to name a telescope and odds are one answer will come up every time: Hubble. Not as many know it was named after Edwin...Show More Summary
Now here's an amazing photograph taken by the Hubble Space Telescope which shows an image of an exploding star - a Supernova - that blew itself to bits 10 billion years ago. The science buffs among you will realise the significance immediately, i.e. Show More Summary
HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii Gov. David Ige says a nonprofit company planning to build one of the world's biggest telescopes on a mountain many Native Hawaiians consider sacred will continue to postpone construction. This is the second time...Show More Summary
Globular Cluster, silk bow tie. Images via, courtesy the artist For 25 years, the Hubble telescope has instilled light-years of wonder in our eyes, hearts, and imaginations, and now, thanks to Slow Factory, on our bodies. Alongside their...Show More Summary
April 24 will mark a significant milestone in the life of one of mankind's greatest scientific instruments – the 25-year anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. This bus-sized piece of scientific equipment has become...Show More Summary
Over the past couple of decades the Parkes Radio Telescope in Australia has been picking up two types of mysterious signals, each lasting just a few milliseconds. The source of one of these signals may have finally been found—and an unexpected source at that.
Astronomers have used the ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in conjunction with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to reveal the secrets of how star formation shuts down in distant galaxies, just three billion years after the Big Bang. Show More Summary
Space telescopes are great, but they're hardly the cheapest things to build, launch and maintain, which means scientists are forced to make compromises. The solution to this problem isn't to build a better rocket with a bigger carrying capacity, but to rely upon a low tech way to make any party fabulous: glitter. Show More Summary
A team of astronomers is reporting, in the most recent issue of the journal Science, that they have witnessed a single faraway star exploding into a supernova in four different places. This is not, however, some cosmic variant of Schrödinger’s...Show More Summary
Last month, at the two hundred and twenty-fifth annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society, a team of scientists presented a newly assembled Hubble Space Telescope panorama of the Andromeda galaxy, our nearest major galactic neighbor. Show More Summary
Looking at that headline, you may be thinking, “How can something on the ground used for cutting grass block telescopes pointing at the stars?” The answer just might be another reason why we need to keep a close eye on robots. iRobot, maker of the Roomba robotic...
The company that makes the Roomba vacuum is developing a lawn mower robot. But the frequency on which it would work is also used by radio telescopes. A mini-battle is being played out in FCC filings.