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Photographers Are Shooting The Moon With This Camera's Insane Zoom

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Trust us, you really don’t need a camera with a built-in telescope. But in the right hands, the insane 83x optical zoom on the new Nikon P900 is mindblowing. Read more...

"Mutual Respect And Aloha" On Mauna Kea, But No Meeting Of The Minds

13 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Despite a handful of arrests, officers and protesters treat each other well. But this week’s attempt to resume construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope gets off to a rocky start with boulders strewn across the mountain road, forcing its closure. Show More Summary

Watch a Solar Flare Erupting in Unprecedented Detail

Two years ago today, NASA launched IRIS (Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph), a solar observatory decked out with a high-resolution ultraviolet telescope. During its short time in space, IRIS has provided an unprecedented glimpseShow More Summary

This New Telescope Lens Filter Will Help Astronomers Find Hidden Worlds

The liquid crystal filter pictured here bends the light surrounding distant stars to reveal orbiting planets. Image courtesy of Gilles Otten / Leiden University There may be millions of Earth-like worlds out there, but we won’t be sure we’ve found a second home until we can get a good, hard look at it. Show More Summary

Here's why some Hawaiians are so angry, they keep marching up a volcano

HILO, HAWAII — Hundreds of protestors flocked to Mauna Kea on Wednesday to block construction of the world's largest optical telescope. It's the second time in the past few months that demonstrations have broken out on the dormant volcano. Show More Summary

Hundreds of Hawaiian Protesters Stall Construction of Massive Telescope

4 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Hundreds of people gathered on a Hawaiian mountaintop on Wednesday to protest the building of what would be the world’s largest optical observatory. The demonstrators blocked roads leading to the site, forcing crews to turn around and...Show More Summary

Protesters block giant Hawaii telescope construction

4 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Halted due to demonstrations in April, crews were unable to restart work on the Thirty Meter Telescope Wednesday

Hawaiians Block $1.4B Telescope Project on Sacred Land

Hundreds of protesters on a Hawaii mountain road erupted in cheers yesterday after construction crews turned around and retreated from the site for what would be one of the world's largest telescopes. The $1.4 billion project has drawn intense opposition from Native Hawaiians who say the 18-story observatory on...

Protesters arrested while trying to block construction of telescope on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea volcano

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Eleven people were arrested on Wednesday in a protest against what would be one of the world’s largest telescopes being built on a dormant Hawaiian volcano, which has sparked a contentious debate over Native Hawaiian rights and sacred lands. Workers attempted to resume construction of the...

Astronomers find 'comet's tail' trailing Neptune-sized exoplanet

They call it "the Behemoth." Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that a red dwarf star is boiling off the atmosphere of a Neptune-sized exoplanet, causing it to form an enormous cloud that surrounds and trails the planet like a comet's tail.

Protest Again Delays Hawaii Giant Telescope Construction

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Work on the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope on the Big Island of Hawaii was delayed again Wednesday after construction vehicles were blocked by hundreds of protesters, who say the giant telescope is being built on land sacred to...Show More Summary

Protesters Bracing Themselves 'Mentally, Spiritually' For Battle Atop Hawaii Volcano

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

HONOLULU (AP) -- A battle is poised to unfold on a sacred Hawaii mountain where plans call for construction of one of the world's largest telescopes. Work is set to resume Wednesday on the Thirty Meter Telescope atop the Big Island's...Show More Summary

Scientists Spot Distant Planet With Comet-Like Tail

Astronomers using the Hubble space telescope have spied a distant, Neptune-sized planet throwing off a massive cloud of hydrogen gas that makes it look something like a super-comet.

Hubble Sees a 'Behemoth' Bleeding Atmosphere Around a Warm Neptune-Sized Exoplanet

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered an immense cloud of hydrogen dispersing from a warm, Neptune-sized planet orbiting a nearby star. The enormous comet-like tail of the planet is about 50 times the size of the parent star. The findings will be published in the June 25 issue of the journal Nature.

Construction resumes on Hawaii's Thirty Meter Telescope

After a two-month pause and potential game over, construction on the biggest telescope on Mauna Kea will resume – but protests continue

NASA's Stubby 747 Has A Big Telescope In The Back That Can See Pluto

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has recently begun sending back the first color images of Pluto and Charon, and they are spectacular. But prior to the probe making its close approach to Pluto on July 14th, scientists have been scouting Pluto’s atmosphere using a 98-inch telescope mounted inside a highly modified Boeing 747SP. Read more...

Seeing in gamma rays

The latest sky maps produced by Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope combine seven years of observations. Maps from the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope literally show the universe in a different light. Today Fermi’s Large Area Telescope (LAT)...Show More Summary

GOING TO FLORENCE IN THE SUMMER? At Bloomberg View, I’ve got advice for enjoying some less crowded s…

GOING TO FLORENCE IN THE SUMMER? At Bloomberg View, I’ve got advice for enjoying some less crowded sites, including where to see Galileo’s telescope–and his finger.  

The Town That Banned Wi-Fi

‘Electrosensitive’ people are flocking to the W.VA home of a deep-space telescope, attracted by the rules prohibiting phones, TVs and radios. Up and up the roads to Green Bank went, winding into the West Virginian hills as four lanes thinned to one. Show More Summary

Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope in Zwiggelte, The Netherlands

With a very low occurrence of astronomically clear days each year, and extremely high amounts of light pollution, the Netherlands is not known for its opportunities for gazing up at the night skies. There is, however, one notable field...Show More Summary

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