Telescopes

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…

1 month 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!

4 months ago

China Announces Its New Flagship Space Telescope Mission

Artist's concept of the Chinese Space Station Telescope (CSST). Credit: Jaimito130805, CC BY-SA 4.0 Distant galaxies, dark matter, dark energy,…

5 months ago

Webb Has Almost Reached its Final, Coldest Temperature

  Launched on December 25, 2021 from ESA's launch site in Kourou, French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 rocket, the…

5 months ago

Space for All: Bringing Astronomy to Remote Mountain Villages in Morocco

The night sky is a great lever, something that people from all walks of life have been able to look…

6 months ago

A Fleet of Space Telescopes Flying in Formation Could Reveal Details on Exoplanets

We've found thousands of exoplanets in the last couple of decades. We've discovered exoplanets unlike anything in our own Solar…

6 months ago

Next Generation Telescopes Could Search for Intelligent Civilizations Directly

We're still in the early days of searching for life elsewhere. The Perseverance rover is on its way to a…

6 months ago

Smaller, Ground-Based Telescopes can Study Exoplanet Atmospheres too

The next step to understanding exoplanets is to understand their atmospheres better. Astronomers can determine a planet's mass, density, and…

7 months ago

Best Image Ever Taken of Stars Buzzing Around the Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

The GRAVITY collaboration just released the clearest images ever of the stars that orbit the supermassive black hole in the…

9 months ago

Lightweight, Flexible Lens Could be the Future of Space Telescopes

Holograms are useful for more than interesting-looking baubles in gift shops.  Materials scientists have used them for applications from stress/strain…

11 months ago