Wednesday, May 18, 2022

NOIRLab

Earth Trojan Asteroid is the largest one yet found

By scanning the sky very close to the horizon at sunrise, the SOAR Telescope in Chile, part of Cerro-Tololo Inter-American Observatory, a Program of...

Clearer images of meandering young stellar jets captured

Crystal-clear images of meandering bipolar stellar jets from young stars captured with adaptive optics

Cosmic Spider, a mysterious source of gamma rays, has been found

Using the 4.1-meter SOAR Telescope in Chile, astronomers have discovered the first example of a binary system where a star in the process of...

Watch stars move around the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole in deepest images yet

The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer (ESO’s VLTI) has obtained the deepest and sharpest images to date of the region around the...

Dark Energy Camera captures spectacular view of galaxy Centaurus A

Dark Energy Camera captures a detailed view of a striking peculiar galaxy.

Fastest Orbiting Asteroid Discovered

The fastest Orbiting Asteroid Discovered at NOIRLab’s CTIO is About a kilometer across, space rock 2021 PH27 is the Sun’s nearest neighbor.

Giant comet found in the outer solar system

Estimated to be 100–200 kilometers across, the unusual wandering body will make its closest approach to the Sun in 2031.

Most Precise Look at the Universe’s Evolution

The first three years of survey data use observations of 226 million galaxies over ⅛ of the sky.

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