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New Filter To Deepen The View Of NASA's Roman Space Telescope

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Roman Space Telescope

NASA's Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will be able to explore even more cosmic questions, thanks to a new near-infrared filter.


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The Future Of The Arecibo Observatory: The Next Generation Arecibo Telescope

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Mars Imaged by Hubble

The Arecibo Observatory (AO) is a multidisciplinary research and education facility that is recognized worldwide as a leading facility in astronomy, planetary, and atmospheric and space sciences.

James Webb Space Telescope Completes Final Functional Tests to Prepare for Launch

James Webb Space Telescope Completes Final Functional Tests to Prepare for Launch

February marked significant progress for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, which completed its final functional performance tests at Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach, California.


Accurately Measuring The Temperature Of Red Supergiant Stars

Accurately Measuring The Temperature Of Red Supergiant Stars

Red supergiants are a class of star that end their lives in supernova explosions.


Hubble Looks at a 'Black Eye' Galaxy

Hubble Looks at a 'Black Eye' Galaxy

This image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features NGC 4826 -- a spiral galaxy located 17 million light-years away in the constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenice's Hair).


Hubble Views a Baby Star's Tantrums

Hubble Views a Baby Star's Tantrums

Herbig-Haro objects are some of the rarer sights in the night sky, taking the form of thin spindly jets of matter floating among the surrounding gas and stars.


Supermassive Black Holes Could Form From Dark Matter

Supermassive Black Holes Could Form From Dark Matter

A new theoretical study has proposed a novel mechanism for the creation of supermassive black holes from dark matter.


Reclusive Neutron Star May Have Been Found In Famous Supernova

Reclusive Neutron Star May Have Been Found In Famous Supernova

Since astronomers captured the bright explosion of a star on February 24, 1987, researchers have been searching for the squashed stellar core that should have been left behind.


First Black Hole Ever Detected Is More Massive Than We Thought

First Black Hole Ever Detected Is More Massive Than We Thought

New observations of the first black hole ever detected have led astronomers to question what they know about the Universe's most mysterious objects.


The Smallest Galaxies In Our Universe Bbring More About Dark Matter To Light

The Smallest Galaxies In Our Universe Bbring More About Dark Matter To Light

Our universe is dominated by a mysterious matter known as dark matter. Its name comes from the fact that dark matter does not absorb, reflect or emit electromagnetic radiation, making it difficult to detect.


Hubble Views The M1-63 Nebula

Hubble Views The M1-63 Nebula

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features an impressive portrait of M1-63, a beautifully captured example of a bipolar planetary nebula located in the constellation of Scutum (the Shield).


Hubble Uncovers A Concentration Of Small Black Holes

Hubble Uncovers A Concentration Of Small Black Holes

Astronomers found something they weren't expecting at the heart of the globular cluster NGC 6397: a concentration of smaller black holes lurking there instead of one massive black hole.


Spectacular Honeycomb Heart Revealed In Iconic Stellar Explosion

Spectacular Honeycomb Heart Revealed In Iconic Stellar Explosion

A unique 'heart-shape', with wisps of gas filaments showing an intricate honeycomb-like arrangement, has been discovered at the centre of the iconic supernova remnant, the Crab Nebula.


Vaporised Crusts Of Earth-like Planets Found In Dying Stars

Vaporised Crusts Of Earth-like Planets Found In Dying Stars

Remnants of planets with Earth-like crusts have been discovered in the atmospheres of four nearby white dwarf stars by University of Warwick astronomers, offering a glimpse of the planets that may have once orbited them up to billions of years ago.


Astronomers Uncover Mysterious Origins Of Super-Earths

Astronomers Uncover Mysterious Origins Of Super-Earths

Mini-Neptunes and super-Earths up to four times the size of our own are the most common exoplanets orbiting stars beyond our solar system.


Study Of Supergiant Star Betelgeuse Unveils The Cause Of Its Pulsations

Study Of Supergiant Star Betelgeuse Unveils The Cause Of Its Pulsations

Betelgeuse is normally one of the brightest, most recognizable stars of the winter sky, marking the left shoulder of the constellation Orion.


Rare Blast's Remain Discovered in Milky Way's Center

Rare Blast's Remain Discovered in Milky Way's Center

Astronomers may have found our galaxy's first example of an unusual kind of stellar explosion.


Student Astronomer Finds Galactic Missing Matter

Student Astronomer Finds Galactic Missing Matter

Astronomers have for the first time used distant galaxies as 'scintillating pins' to locate and identify a piece of the Milky Way's missing matter.



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