Telescopes

There are Ideal Orbits for Space-Based Interferometers

Ever since the telescope was invented in 1608, astronomers have striven for bigger and better telescopes. When it comes to…

7 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…

8 months ago

Compare Images of a Galaxy Seen by Both Hubble and JWST

The James Webb Space Telescope is widely considered to be better than the Hubble Space Telescope. But the JWST doesn't…

8 months ago

How Can We Bring Down the Costs of Large Space Telescopes?

We're all basking in the success of the James Webb Space Telescope. It's fulfilling its promise as our most powerful…

9 months ago

Planning is Underway for NASA’s Next Big Flagship Space Telescope

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has only been operational for just over a year, but this isn’t stopping the…

9 months ago

Should the Next Big Observatories Be Built on the Moon?

As the next round of giant observatories nears completion, astronomers are starting to ponder what comes next. One exciting location…

9 months ago

Thin Flat Lenses Could Unleash a Revolution in Space Telescopes

Space telescopes use traditional polished mirrors like ground telescopes, which are heavy, unwieldy, and expensive to build. A new type…

11 months ago

A Dying Red Giant Star has Thrown Out Giant Symmetrical Loops of Gas and Dust

The Gemini South telescope has captured a new image of the glowing nebula IC 2220. Nicknamed the Toby Jug Nebula,…

11 months ago

The Biggest Telescope in the World is Half Built

The European Southern Observatory continues to build the largest telescope in the world, the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT). Construction of…

11 months ago

Nancy Grace Roman and Vera Rubin Will be the Perfect Astronomical Partnership

The Vera Rubin Observatory and the Nancy Grace Roman Telescope are two powerful astronomical instruments due to come online in…

12 months ago