NOAO

When Is a Star Not a Star?

When it's a brown dwarf -- but where do we draw the line? Often called "failed stars," brown dwarfs are…

7 years ago

A Cosmic Rose for Your Spacey Valentine

We space-nerds like to express our amorous feelings, just like the rest of the population (although admittedly some of need…

8 years ago

One of the Largest Astronomical Images Ever Made

The northern portion of the Cygnus Loop, as seen in an enormous new panorama from the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO)…

8 years ago

First Images in a New Hunt for Dark Energy

Zoomed-in image from the Dark Energy Camera of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365, about 60 million light-years from Earth.…

8 years ago

With Proposed Cuts, Can the US Continue to be a Leader in Astronomy? Q & A with NOAO Director David Silva

The Kitt Peak Observatory Last week, a report issued by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Astronomical Sciences suggested de-funding…

8 years ago

New Planet Kepler-21b Confirmed From Both Space And Ground

[/caption] Are you ready to add another planet to the growing list of discoveries? Thanks to work done by Steve…

9 years ago

Student Aids In Tracking Down Near Earth Asteroids

[/caption] It's one of the scariest scenarios that could face Earth. Can you imagine an asteroid impact? Even if it…

9 years ago