adaptive optics

What are Active Optics?

For astronomers and physicists alike, the depths of space are a treasure trove that may provide us with the answers…

11 years ago

Telescope’s Laser Pointer Clarifies Blurry Skies

[/caption] While it's handy for us humans (and all of the other life on our planet for that matter), the…

12 years ago

Could An Amateur Astronomer Snap a Picture of an Exoplanet?

[/caption] Using their backyard telescope, today? No; however, this image of three exoplanets required just 1.5 meters (diameter; 60 inches)…

12 years ago

Keck Telescope

[/caption] There are two Keck telescopes – Keck I and Keck II; together they make up the W.M. Keck Observatory,…

12 years ago

Cool – Literally – Extrasolar Planet Imaged

Yet another planet outside of our Solar System has been directly imaged, bumping the list up past ten. Given that…

12 years ago