Using the ALMA telescope, astronomers have captured an exceptionally clear image of a triple protostar system still in the early stages of development. The new image is providing fresh insights into multi-star systems and how they come into existence. Read more...
Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of the Red Spider Nebula, floating hauntingly inside the constellation of Sagittarius.
Gordon Thomson introduces the Telescope Array experiment in Utah
An international collaboration of astronomers, led by a group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland, has used the unrivalled observing power of MUSE on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at ESO's Paranal Observatory to study...
A telescope located deep in the West Australian outback has shown what the Universe would look like if human eyes could see radio waves.
(ESO) An international team of astronomers has discovered glowing gas clouds surrounding distant quasars. This new survey by the MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope indicates that halos around quasars are far more common than expected. Show More Summary
An international collaboration of astronomers, led by a group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland, has used the unrivalled observing power of MUSE on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at ESO's Paranal Observatory to study gas around distant active galaxies, less than two billion years after the Big Bang. Show More Summary
There’s a big cloud heading toward us, but it’s not the kind that looks like an elephant or your Uncle Todd. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has been tracking the so-called Smith Cloud, which is charging toward the Milky Way at some 700,000...Show More Summary
The Independent reports that the legal system in Austria has made a laughing stock of itself over a recent case involving the rape of a 10-year-old boy. The child was attacked by a 20-year-old man who claimed he was suffering from aShow More Summary
Previously, the Kepler space telescope looked straight out from the solar system in a direction almost perpendicular to the ecliptic and the plane of the planets. This way, it could observe the same spot all year long, as the sun,.....
A new telescope that will be operated by the Air Force could change the way astronomical telescopes are built in the future.
Previously, the Kepler space telescope looked straight out from the solar system in a direction almost perpendicular to the ecliptic and the plane of the planets. This way, it could observe the same spot all year long, as the sun, and most of the solar system, were out of its field of view. Show More Summary
The most sophisticated space surveillance telescope ever developed is ready to begin tracking thousands of space objects as small as a softball. It’s a boon to space surveillance and science and a new military capability important to the nation and...
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The Short Rotation Period of Hi'iaka, Haumea's Largest Satellite Authors: Hastings et al Abstract: Hi'iaka is the larger outer satellite of the dwarf planet Haumea. Using relative photometry from the Hubble Space Telescope and Magellan...Show More Summary
A Russian observatory that once housed one of the largest mirrored telescopes in the world has now become the site of an art installation dedicated to exploring the place where the cosmos and human imagination meet. The Special Astrophysical...Show More Summary
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
(University of California - Berkeley) UC Berkeley astronomers who have been tracking volcanic activity on Io at high frequency since 2013 using adaptive optics on the Keck and Gemini telescopes published their first 29 months of observations. Show More Summary
Observations with India’s cosmic-ray telescope indicate that Earth’s magnetic field weakened during a 2015 geomagnetic storm, allowing cosmic rays to pass through. [Physics] Published Thu Oct 20, 2016