LSST

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…

4 weeks 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…

9 months ago

Interstellar Objects like Oumuamua Probably Crash into the Sun Every 30 Years or so and 2 Pass Within the Orbit of Mercury

A new study by a team of Harvard scientists reveals how we could study future interstellar visitors like 'Oumuamua

2 years 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: The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

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

3 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

What Does the Universe Do When We’re Not Looking?

Some of the greatest discoveries in astronomy have been made by watching how the skies change over time. Today we…

4 years ago

A Star Passed Through the Solar System Just 70,000 Years Ago

Astronomers have reported the discovery of a star that passed within the outer reaches of our Solar System just 70,000…

5 years ago

Largest Digital Camera Ever Constructed will be Pointed at the Skies in 2022

The world’s largest-ever digital camera has received the green light to move forward with development. The 3,200-megapixel camera for the…

6 years ago