Vera C. Rubin Observatory

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…

1 month ago

Vera Rubin Will Generate a Mind-Boggling Amount of Data

When the Vera C. Rubin Observatory comes online in 2025, it will be one of the most powerful tools available…

3 months ago

Hubble Sees a Mysterious Flash in Between Galaxies

Hubble and other observatories worldwide have witnessed a Luminous Fast Blue Optical event between two galaxies.

5 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…

7 months ago

The Big Spaceflight Stories You Should be Watching in 2022

There are so many exciting spaceflight missions and milestones in store for 2022! Here are some of the biggest stories…

2 years ago

Rogue Planets Could be Habitable

The search for potentially habitable planets is focused on exoplanets—planets orbiting other stars—for good reason. The only planet we know…

2 years 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…

2 years ago

A New Plan to Search for Extraterrestrial Artifacts at Earth and Across the Solar System

Professor Avi Loeb has announced a new project that will search for 'Oumuamua-like objects in our Solar System, which could…

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…

3 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…

3 years ago