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The 12 Craziest Hubble Pictures Of All Time

5 hours agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit NASA The Hubble Space Telescope has continuously unleashed a stream of jaw-dropping intergalactic imagery since it launched on April 24, 1990. These images allow researchers to study distant worlds, galaxies and nebulae.In...Show More Summary

How to watch Mercury pass in front of the sun next Monday

You'll need special telescopes to watch the inner-most planet transit the sun, an event lasting around seven hours, or you can watch onlin

Starry Nights in the Canary Islands

13 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Astrotourism is taking hold in the Spanish territory, long a favorite of astronomers who have perched powerful telescopes on volcanic peaks.

Webb Space Telescope

Click for a 3D tour. Source: NASA The post Webb Space Telescope appeared first on The Big Picture.

NASA saved the Kepler space telescope from a critical error last month

An error last month nearly killed Kepler, but NASA's quick work saved the troubled telescope.

This video shows what could happen to your eye when you look at the sun through a telescope — and it isn’t pretty

Warning: This post contains somewhat graphic images. On May 9, you'll be able to see Mercury pass in front of the sun for the first time in ten years. But you’d be hard-pressed to find an announcement of this rare event that doesn’tShow More Summary

Newly Discovered Planets May Boost Search for Life Beyond Earth

The discovery was made using Europe’s Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope, or TRAPPIST.

China's Journey to the Far Side of the Moon --"Will It Lead to the 1st Radio Telescope Beyond Earth?" (Thursday's Most Popular)

China's Chang'e 4 mission to the far side of the moon, planned for sometime before 2020 could eventually lead to the placement of a radio telescope for use by astronomers, something that would help "fill a void" in man's knowledge.....

Watch: Hubble Telescope Captures View of Milky Way's 'Galactic Core'

22 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

NASA's Hubble telescope now has an unprecedented view of the galactic core, the rotational centre of the Milky Way galaxy. A new video released by the Hubble team shows how the telescope's infrared camera allowed scientists to peer into...Show More Summary

Journey toward Milky Way's dark heart in new Hubble video

Do you have 37 seconds of time to spare today? If so, you can zip towards the very center of our galaxy thanks to a new video put out by the Hubble Space Telescope team. The video is really just a long zoom into an image released last...Show More Summary

Dynamic Architecture: 13 Buildings with Moving Parts

Entire Italian villas spin in circles on wheels, solar-powered shades follow the sun, rooms zoom up into the air on telescopic stilts and windowless facades...

JWST’s Mirrors’ Golden Glow

That’s no flower. That’s the eye behind what will be the planet’s most amazing telescope. The James Webb Space Telescope is currently under construction at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center just outside of Washington, D.C. The ‘scope...Show More Summary

Dark Matter Galaxy Discovered by ‘Cosmic Lens’

An image captured by a large radio telescope has revealed an anomalous distortion that turns out to be an extremely distant dark-energy galaxy.

‘Ultracool’ Dwarf Star Hosts Three Potentially Habitable Earth-Sized Planets Just 40 Light-Years Away

The search for Earth-like planets — and life — beyond the solar system has long been the stuff of science fiction and fantasy. But today’s ground and space telescopes, high-precision instruments and advanced analysis techniques have made this search an active area of real scientific research. Show More Summary

Scientists use lasers to create the brightest artificial star in the sky

The latest addition to the ESO's Very Large Telescope will let it image all new targets -- by using high-powered lasers to create one all its own.

The Little Telescope That Just Discovered Three Exoplanets and One-Upped Kepler

These exoplanets might be habitable, but their star looks nothing like the sun. The post The Little Telescope That Just Discovered Three Exoplanets and One-Upped Kepler appeared first on WIRED.

Astronomers discover new Earth-like planets

Three planets with sizes and temperatures akin to those of the Earth and Venus are circling a dwarf star 40 light-years away. The star in question, named TRAPPIST-1 after the telescope used to observe it, is weaker and cooler than the Sun at the heart of our solar system. Show More Summary

NASA Worldwide Hackathon

Few organizations are as inspirational to millions around the world as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (NASA) From placing the first man on the moon, to the space shuttle program, the Hubble telescope and the Mars mission, reaching for the stars is a well-known mission of NASA. Show More Summary

Three newly discovered exoplanets prime candidates in search for life elsewhere in the Universe

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Using a telescope especially designed to hunt exoplanets, a team of astronomers working at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have discovered three planets orbiting a dwarf sun, just 40 light-years from Earth. According to the researchers,...Show More Summary

Three potentially habitable worlds found around nearby ultracool dwarf star

A team of astronomers led by Michaël Gillon, of the Institut d'Astrophysique et Géophysique at the University of Liège in Belgium, have used the Belgian TRAPPIST telescope [1] to observe the star 2MASS J23062928-0502285, now also known as TRAPPIST-1. read more

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