Observatories

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…

4 days 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.…

7 days 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…

4 weeks 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…

1 month 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.…

2 months ago

Vera Rubin Will Generate a Mind-Boggling Amount of Data

When the Vera C. Rubin Observatory comes online in 2025, it will be one of the most powerful tools available…

3 months ago

Vera Rubin Observatory Could Find Up to 70 Interstellar Objects a Year

Astronomers have discovered two known interstellar objects (ISO), ‘Oumuamua and 21/Borisov. But there could be thousands of these objects passing…

4 months ago

What a Mess. When the Milky Way and Andromeda Merge, it'll Look Like This

No need to panic, but the Andromeda Galaxy is barreling towards us. It is due to begin merging with the…

4 months ago

China Chooses the Site for their TRIDENT Neutrino Detector

China is building a new neutrino detector named TRIDENT, the Tropical Deep-sea Neutrino Telescope. They're building it in the South…

5 months ago

It’s Official. No More Astronomy at Arecibo

Even though the National Science Foundation announced last year that it would not rebuild or replace the iconic Arecibo radio…

5 months ago