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What Can AI Learn About the Universe?

Artificial intelligence and machine learning have become ubiquitous, with applications ranging from data analysis, cybersecurity, pharmaceutical development, music composition, and…

3 weeks ago

The World's Largest Digital Camera is Complete. It Will Go Into the Vera Rubin Observatory

The Vera C. Rubin Observatory, formerly the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), was formally proposed in 2001 to create an…

1 month ago

Vera Rubin Observatory Could Find Up to 70 Interstellar Objects a Year

Astronomers have discovered two known interstellar objects (ISO), ‘Oumuamua and 21/Borisov. But there could be thousands of these objects passing…

7 months ago

Vera Rubin Will Find Many More Interstellar Objects

Astronomers have discovered two interstellar objects, Oumuamua and 2I/Borisov. When the Vera C Rubin Observatory comes online next year, it'll…

9 months ago

Vera Rubin Observatory Should Find 5 Interstellar Objects a Year, Many of Which we Could Chase Down With Spacecraft

According to new research, the Vera C. Rubin Observatory will detect 5 `Oumuamua-like objects a year, creating many opportunities for…

3 years 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

Vera Rubin’s Monster 3200-Megapixel Camera Takes its First Picture (in the Lab)

The Vera C. Rubin Observatory has taken another step towards first light, projected for some time in 2022. Its enormous…

4 years ago

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…

4 years 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…

4 years 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…

5 years ago