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Witness The Power Of A Fully Operational ESPRESSO Instrument. Four Telescopes Acting As One

The ESO's ESPRESSO instrument is getting all four of the telescopes at the Very Large Telescope to play nicely together,…

2 years ago

The New Earth-Sized Planet Hunting Telescope ExTrA is Now Online

The Exoplanets in Transits and their Atmospheres (ExTrA), just went online and is now searching for exoplanets around red dwarf…

2 years ago

The Night Sky Magic of the Atacama

There's nothing an astronomer - whether professional or amateur - loves more than a clear dark night sky away from…

2 years ago

They Just Began Casting the Giant Magellan Telescope’s 5th Mirror. What a Monster Job.

The 5th of the Giant Magellan Telescope's 7 gigantic mirrors is being cast at the Caris Mirror Laboratory, as the…

2 years ago

First Cosmic Event Observed in Both Gravitational Waves and Light

About 130 million years ago, in a galaxy far away, two neutron stars collided. The cataclysmic crash produced gravitational waves,…

2 years ago

We’re One Step Closer to Knowing Why There’s More Matter Than Antimatter in the Universe

The T2K experiment just released its first batch of data, which could help answer why there is an apparent imbalance…

2 years ago

Construction Begins on the Next Super Telescope

Great progress is being made on the European Extremely Large Telescope. Construction of the dome and the main telescope was…

2 years ago

Rise of the Super Telescopes: Why We Build Them

The Super Telescopes are set to advance our understanding of the Universe, and it can all be traced back to…

3 years ago

Rise of the Super Telescopes: The Large UV Optical Infrared Surveyor (LUVOIR) aka Hubble 2.0

NASA's LUVOIR, the Large Ultraviolet, Optical, and Infrared Surveyor, is the future of Super Telescopes. It's 15m mirror will dwarf…

3 years ago

Stunning View of the Crab Nebula Just Got Five Times Better

Images of the Crab Nebula are always a treat because it has such intriguing and varied structure. Also, just knowing…

3 years ago