Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

The Sun Might Have Once Had a Binary Companion Star

A new study from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has bolstered the case for our Sun having a long-lost…

3 months ago

If Planet 9 is a Primordial Black Hole, We Might Be Able to See Flares When it Consumes Comets

A comet-eating black hole the size of a planet? It's possible. And if there's one out there in the distant…

5 months ago

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Could Find More of Earth’s Transient Moons

A team of astronomers estimates that the LSST (which will be operational in 2020) will allow us to learn more…

1 year ago

Great News! The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Might be Named for Vera Rubin

The U.S. House of Representatives have passed a bill to change the name of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST.)…

1 year ago

Earth’s Mini-Moons are the Perfect Targets to Test Out Asteroid Mining

A new study by an international team of researchers indicates that "mini-moons" will soon be detectable, and could provide opportunities…

2 years ago

What are the Chances that the Next Generation LSST Could Find New Planets in the Solar System?

In a new study led by the Lowell Observatory, a team of researchers indicate how the next-generation Large Synoptic Survey…

2 years ago

Rise of the Super Telescopes: Why We Build Them

The Super Telescopes are set to advance our understanding of the Universe, and it can all be traced back to…

4 years ago

Rise of the Super Telescopes: The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope is different than the other Super Telescopes. It has its own agenda.

4 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – February 3, 2017: Meredith Rawls & the LSST

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Meredith Rawls Meredith is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Astronomy at the…

4 years ago

What Are Cosmic Voids?

We talked about the biggest structures in the Universe, but what about the opposite? The biggest empty spaces in the…

4 years ago