Legacy Survey of Space and Time

The Vera Rubin’s Keen Eye On Our Solar System Will Inspire Future Missions

When the interstellar object (ISO) Oumuamua appeared in our Solar System in 2017, it generated a ton of interest. The…

4 months ago

Space Junk is Going to be a Problem for Vera Rubin

The Vera Rubin Observatory (VRO) is different than other large telescopes, and that difference makes it more vulnerable to space…

4 months ago

Vera Rubin Will Help Us Find the Weird and Wonderful Things Happening in the Solar System

The Vera Rubin Observatory (VRO) is something special among telescopes. It's not built for better angular resolution and increased resolving…

4 months ago

Vera Rubin Will Find Binary Supermassive Black Holes. Here’s How.

When galaxies merge, we expect them to produce binary black holes (BBHs.) BBHs orbit one another closely, and when they…

6 months ago

Vera Rubin Should be Able to Detect a Couple of Interstellar Objects a Month

A new study by Harvard astrophysicists tells us that once operational, the Vera C. Rubin will be able to spot…

4 years ago