Using the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope in the Western Australia desert, a Sydney University student, Cleo Loi, has discovered enormous plasma pipes in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Thought to be responsible for possible...Show More Summary
The discovery of the bright ring of orbiting the star HD 115600 changes everything, said Thayne Currie of the Subaru Telescope, a Subaru Project Fellow research astronomer. "It's kind of like looking at our solar system when it was ...
An international team led by Thayne Currie of the Subaru Telescope and using the Gemini South telescope, has discovered a young planetary system that shares remarkable similarities to our own early solar system. Their images reveal a ring-like disk of debris surrounding a Sun-like star, in a birth environment similar to the Sun's. Show More Summary
After protests, officials at the University of Hawaii have made plans to decommision some of the telescopes on Mauna Kea
Want to know what night sky objects to look for through your telescope in June? This video guide highlights the events you'll want to see
Three stunning new images from ESA's Herschel Space Observatory are providing new insights into how matter is distributed in our galaxy. Observations made by the orbital telescope have led astronomers to conclude that our galaxy is threaded...Show More Summary
Astronomers have creatively used a radio telescope to see in 3-D, allowing them to detect the existence of tubular plasma structures in the inner layers of the magnetosphere surrounding the Earth.
So you want to explore the cosmos, but telescopes are expensive. Plus maybe it’s cold outside. No need to leave the comfort of your home to look at planets. The 3D Glow In The Dark Solar System will let you look at them while sitting on your couch. Just hang all 8 planets (and Pluto) […]
Science fiction is inching closer to reality as researchers unveil a revolutionary contact lens that allows telescopic vision with the wink of an eye.
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of the Arches Cluster, thought to be the densest star cluster in the Milky Way. This visually striking cluster is about 25,000 light years from earth, and is a relative youngster, astronomy-wise, at two to four million years old. Read more...
You’ll forgive, I hope, the self promotion here, but I want to draw attention to an essay I have in The Boston Globe today. It’s about the controversy over the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) that is beginning to be constructed at the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii. Mauna Kea is [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.
"Dark energy is accelerating the expansion of the universe and ripping it apart," said Murayama, the Director of the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) at the University of Tokyo and a professor at...
Super-sharp observations with the telescope Alma have revealed what seems to be a gigantic flare on the surface of Mira, one of the closest and most famous red giant stars in the sky, with its 13-light-year long tail. Activity like....
Super-sharp observations with the telescope Alma have revealed what seems to be a gigantic flare on the surface of Mira, one of the closest and most famous red giant stars in the sky. Activity like this in red giants - similar to what we see in the Sun – comes as a surprise to astronomers. Show More Summary
We’ve been using the Hubble Space Telescope to watch a jet of material coming out of galaxy NGC 3862 for over twenty years. Only recently, after piecing together a string of pictures, have we seen what’s really happening. Read more....
A new study combining data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Fermi Gamma-ray Telescope, and the Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array (VERITAS) in Arizona is helping scientists set limits on the quantum nature of space-time on extremely tiny scales....
Construction of a massive telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii has been given the go ahead, and activists are already planning for their arrests as they continue attempts to block it.
After months of protests, Hawaii governor David Y. Ige has publicly announced his support for resumed construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) atop Mauna Kea’s summit. With its massive primary mirror, the TMT will be able to study alien worlds, the early universe, and many other exotic targets in unprecedented detail. Show More Summary
While telescopes do a great job gathering light and obtaining images of ridiculously distant objects, even the largest and most advanced units are assumed to be unable to detect certain faint structures due scattered light which may be hiding them. An awkward looking, multi-lens array was built to solve the problem – the Dragonfly Telephoto [...]Show More Summary
Rising out of the lush surrounds of London's Richmond Park, the ancient barrow now known as King Henry's Mound is home to telescope, the view through which is a historically protected sightline. The highest point in the park, the mound itself is believed to date back to neolithic times, probably created as a burial mound. Show More Summary