Researchers Build a Telescope with a Flat Lens

The picture of the Moon in the banner might not look all that spectacular, but it is absolutely astounding from…

1 week ago

If an Earthlike Planet is Within 30 Light-Years, This Space Telescope Will Find it

There has long been a limiting factor in the development of space-based telescopes - launch fairings. These capsules essentially limit…

1 month ago

A Green Bank Telescope Prototype Radar System Can Image the Moon in High-Resolution and Detect Asteroids

Everyone loves taking pictures of the Moon. Whether it’s with their phones or through the wonders of astrophotography, photographing the…

1 month ago

Future Space Telescopes Could be 100 Meters Across, Constructed in Space, and Then Bent Into a Precise Shape

An MIT team proposes a new method for in-space assembly to built a self-adjusting 100 m (328 ft) space telescope

2 months ago

It’s Already Hard Enough to Block a Single Star’s Light to See its Planets. But Binary Stars? Yikes

Detecting exoplanets was frontier science not long ago. But now we've found over 5,000 of them, and we expect to…

2 months ago

Subaru Telescope can now Analyze 2,400 Galaxies Simultaneously

First light is an exciting time for astronomers and engineers who help bring new telescopes up to speed. One of…

4 months ago

A New Instrument Gives the Very Large Telescope an Even Sharper View of the Cosmos

The Very Large Telescope (VLT) at Cerro Paranal in northern Chile, is undoubtedly one of the premier ground-based observatories. But…

4 months ago

Three New Potentially Hazardous Asteroids Discovered, Including a big one That Measures 1.5 km Across

An asteroid 1.5 km across is no joke. Even a much smaller one, about the size of a house, can…

5 months ago

A Planet has Been Found That Shifts In and Out of the Habitable Zone

A super-Earth planet has been found orbiting a red dwarf star, only 37 light-years from the Earth. Named Ross 508…

7 months ago

The World's Largest Liquid-Mirror Telescope Comes Online

The International Liquid Mirror Telescope (ILMT), the first telescope of its kind, just came online in northern India!

9 months ago