Telescopes

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…

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Gemini North Returns to Service Just in Time to See a New Supernova

The 8-meter Gemini North telescope has been brought back online after seven months of repairs and refurbishment of its primary…

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There's a Polar Cyclone on Uranus' North Pole

Uranus takes 84 years to orbit the Sun, and so that last time that planet's north polar region was pointed…

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The Next Generation of Telescopes Will Tell Us About the Weather on Other Worlds

A study shows how next-generation Extremely Large Telescopes are going to let astronomers get a glimpse of what's going on…

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A New Membrane Could Lead to Space Telescopes with Flexible Mirrors!

A team from the Max Planck Institute of Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) has developed a technique for creating thin, flexible mirrors…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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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…

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