Observatories

Part 2: The History and Future of Planetary Radar

To reach the U.S. National Science Foundation's Green Bank Observatory, you take the road less traveled, winding through scenic and…

2 months ago

Astronomers Propose a 14-Meter Infrared Space Telescope

The Universe wants us to understand its origins. Every second of every day, it sends us a multitude of signals,…

2 months ago

Here’s Why We Should Put a Gravitational Wave Observatory on the Moon

Scientists detected the first long-predicted gravitational wave in 2015, and since then, researchers have been hungering for better detectors. But…

3 months ago

Astronomers Propose a 50-Meter Submillimeter Telescope

Some parts of the Universe only reveal important details when observed in radio waves. That explains why we have ALMA,…

4 months ago

Now You Can See Exactly Where Hubble and JWST are Pointed

Hubble and JWST are busily scanning the sky, sending home enormous amounts of data. They shift from target to target,…

5 months ago

What Kinds of Astronomy Could Be Done With a Telescope on the Moon?

For decades, astronomers have said that one of the most optimal places to build large telescopes is on the surface…

5 months ago

A New Space Telescope will Map the Universe and Help Protect the Earth from Asteroids

Can we secure our place in the Solar System? Not in any absolute sense because nature can be very unpredictable.…

5 months ago

The Extremely Large Telescope’s Dome is on the Move

Construction of the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) reached a milestone, with the structure of the dome completed just enough where…

6 months ago

Vera Rubin Will Help Us Find the Weird and Wonderful Things Happening in the Solar System

The Vera Rubin Observatory (VRO) is something special among telescopes. It's not built for better angular resolution and increased resolving…

6 months ago

Enjoy the Holiday-Themed Christmas Tree Cluster

Just in time for the holidays, a new composite image of the Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC 2264) has been released.…

7 months ago