Gemini Observatory

Incredible Image Shows Twin Stellar Jets Blasting Out of a Star-Forming Region

Young stars go through a lot as they're being born. They sometimes emit jets of ionized gas called MHOs—Molecular Hydrogen…

4 months ago

Comet NEOWISE Was Spiraling and Spinning as it Passed by Earth

Earlier this week, we shared an image of Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3) taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. And now,…

2 years ago

Spacecraft and Ground Telescopes Work Together to Give us Stunning New Pictures of Jupiter

It's difficult to imagine the magnitude of storms on Jupiter. The gas giant's most visible atmospheric feature, the Great Red…

2 years ago

Here’s a New Planetary Nebula for Your Collection: CVMP 1

Some stars die a beautiful death, ejecting their outer layers of gas into space, then lighting it all up with…

2 years ago

A Picture of Earth’s New Temporary Moon

With the excitement and interest in the newly discovered ‘mini-moon’ found orbiting Earth, astronomers quickly set their sights on trying…

2 years ago

Images are Starting to Come in of the New Interstellar Comet

Thanks to the Gemini Observatory, we now have our first glimpse at the interstellar comet, C/2019 Q4, the second interstellar…

3 years ago

Super-sensitive Camera Captures a Direct Image of an Exoplanet

The world's newest and most powerful exoplanet imaging instrument, the recently-installed Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) on the 8-meter Gemini South…

8 years ago

‘The New Cool’: How These Sharp Space Pictures Were Snapped From A Ground Telescope

Rise above Earth with a telescope, and one huge obstacle to astronomy is removed: the atmosphere. We love breathing that…

9 years ago

New Images of Comet ISON Hurtling Towards the Sun

As Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) heads closer to Earth, we’re getting a better view of what has been billed by…

9 years ago

The Orion Nebula as You’ve Never Seen it Before: Jaw-dropping New Image from Gemini

This is the part of the Orion nebula. Recognize it? You may not, as this stunning new image comes from…

9 years ago