Christian-owned Telescope Media Group has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a Minnesota law requiring them to provide production services for clients conducting same-sex weddings.
The standard scale for stars' magnetic activity is all tied to a single telescope – and we couldn't observe the sun with it. Now we have a workaround
Scientists on board NASA's flying telescope, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, caught sight of roiling material streaming from a newly formed star, which could spark the birth of a new generation of stars in the surrounding gas clouds.
Astronomers have used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes to show that a recently-discovered galaxy is undergoing an extraordinary boom of stellar construction. The galaxy is 12.7 billion light years from Earth, seen at a critical stage in the evolution of galaxies about a billion years after the Big Bang.
In our quest to image exoplanets, we have to contend with one major inconvenience: the blinding light from their host stars. The post New telescope chip enables clearer view of alien worlds appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Forget the popcorn. What will happen to Earth when, in a few billion years' time, the Sun is a hundred times bigger than it is today? Using the most powerful radio telescope in the world, an international team of astronomers... ...
What will happen to Earth when, in a few billion years' time, the sun is a hundred times bigger than it is today? Using the most powerful radio telescope in the world, an international team of astronomers has set out to look for answers in the star L2 Puppis. Five billion years ago, this star was very similar to the sun as it is today.
(KU Leuven) What will happen to Earth when, in a few billion years' time, the sun is a hundred times bigger than it is today? Using the most powerful radio telescope in the world, an international team of astronomers has set out to look for answers in the star L2 Puppis. Five billion years ago, this star was very similar to the sun as it is today.
August 18, 1924. "Prof. Hall of Naval Observatory with 26-inch telescope." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.
Scientists have gained fresh insight into the nature of dark matter, the elusive material that accounts for much of the mass of the Universe. Calculations based on a study of distant galaxies, using powerful ESO telescopes, suggest that dark matter...
(ESO) Analysis of a giant new galaxy survey, made with ESO's VLT Survey Telescope in Chile, suggests that dark matter may be less dense and more smoothly distributed throughout space than previously thought. An international team used...Show More Summary
Leaner than a space telescope, better than a publicity stunt, SOFIA is NASA's long-haul flying telescope. Check it out! The post Take a look inside SOFIA, NASA’s flying telescope appeared first on ExtremeTech.
NASA has converted a 747 jumbo jet into a flying telescope. The Stratospheric Observatory of Infrared Astronomy flies high above the clouds to capture information about the stars. Video courtesy of NASA Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »
Scientists have developed a new optical chip for a telescope that enables astronomers to have a clear view of alien planets that may support life.
One of the central reasons exoplanets around distant stars can be so hard to spot directly is because the light of their parent star is so much brighter than the light being reflected by the plant it tends to block them from view. Scientists...Show More Summary
An international team of scientists, with IAC participation, has discovered that the biggest galaxies in the universe develop in cosmic clouds of cold gas. This finding, which was made possible using radio telescopes in Australian and the USA, is being published today in the journal Science.
Hubble has been in space for over a quarter century. Here are the coolest things it has seen in that time. The post The 25 best Hubble Space Telescope images appeared first on ExtremeTech.
A striking new image from the Hubble Space Telescope captures an extremely detailed view of the galaxy NGC 4696 and the tangled, thread-like filaments stretching from its bright galactic core.
A team of astronomers have, using the Hubble Space Telescope, captured a stunning new image of the spiral galaxy NGC 4696 — a “cosmic oddity” located 150 million light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Centaurus. The image provides a glimpse, in unprecedented...
A stunning new image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope shows a galaxy that’s being strangled by tentacles of gas and dust. The strange and intricate shape of this celestial object is caused by a supermassive black hole at its core—and it’s killing the host. Read more...