Telescopes

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…

9 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…

11 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…

1 year ago

What Would It Take To See Artificial Lights at Proxima Centauri B?

Is there an alien civilization next door? It's...possible(ish). In late 2020, we discovered a signal from the direction of Proxima…

1 year ago

The Giant Magellan Telescope’s 6th Mirror has Just Been Cast. One More to Go

Work has begun on the sixth and seventh mirror segments for the Giant Magellan Telescope, which will begin studying the…

2 years ago

Nancy Grace Roman Telescope is Getting an Upgraded new Infrared Filter

The Nancy Grace Roman Telescope just received a new infrared filter that will allow it to explore even more of…

2 years ago

Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope Could Get A Starshade Of Its Own

NASA's Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope is getting closer and closer to its launch date in 2025. This Hubble-class wide-field…

2 years ago

James Webb Unfolds Sunshield

It’s almost time. Soon the James Webb Space Telescope will be on its way to the Sun/Earth L2 Lagrange point…

2 years ago

The Roman Space Telescope’s Version of the Hubble Deep Field Will Cover a 100x Larger Area of the Sky

Remember the Hubble Deep Field? And its successor the Hubble Ultra Deep Field? We sure do here at Universe Today.…

2 years ago

A New Artist’s Illustration of the Extremely Large Telescope. So Many Lasers

Everyone loves lasers. And the only thing better than a bunch of lasers is a bunch of lasers on one…

2 years ago