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Many of the World’s Greatest Observatories Suffer from Some Light Pollution

In a recent study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, an international team of researchers examined…

2 weeks ago

New Poll Shows 2-1 Margin Of Support From Hawaiians For Thirty Meter Telescope

A new poll has shown that opposition to the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope - which was originally scheduled…

6 years ago

This Is The Asteroid That Didn’t Hit Us

All right, sure – there are a lot of asteroids that don't hit us. And of course quite a few…

8 years ago

Rare Images of Red Sprites Captured at ESO

At the ESO's observatories located high in the Atacama Desert of Chile, amazing images of distant objects in the Universe are…

8 years ago

SOFIA Gives Scientists a First-Class View of a Supernova

Astronomers wanting a closer look at the recent Type Ia supernova that erupted in M82 back in January are in…

9 years ago

Keeping An Eye On Gaia

Gaia, ESA's long-anticipated mission to map the stars of our galaxy (as well as do a slew of other cool…

9 years ago

Dark Sky Regulations Bring Zodiacal Light to Rhode Island Observatory

The result of sunlight reflected off fine particles of dust aligned along the plane of the Solar System, zodiacal light…

9 years ago

Astronomy Cast 322: SOHO

As we've mentioned before, the Sun is a terrifying ball of plasma. It's a good thing we're keeping an eye…

9 years ago

A Parting Look at 2012 DA14: Was This a Warning Shot from Space?

Just as anticipated, on Friday, Feb. 15, asteroid 2012 DA14 passed us by, zipping 27,000 kilometers (17,000 miles) above Earth's surface…

10 years ago

The Paranal and the Shadow of the Earth

This beautiful photo, taken by ESO photo ambassador Babak Tafreshi, shows the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope array and VISTA…

10 years ago