Telescopes

UK to begin work on world’s largest telescope

The telescope will probe the furthest reaches of the cosmos.

NASA and ESA to launch first gravitational wave observatory in space

NASA has collaborated with the European Space Agency (ESA) to launch the first space-based observatory designed to detect gravitational waves. The observatory has passed...

Flat, pancake-sized metalens image the lunar surface

First ultrathin, compact metalens telescope capable of imaging far-away objects.

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...

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launched

Webb's launch marks a significant moment

ESO telescopes help uncover largest group of rogue planets yet

Rogue planets are elusive cosmic objects that have masses comparable to those of the planets in our Solar System but do not orbit a...

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...

Traces of blowtorch like jet Near Milky way’s Supermassive black hole

There is a leak in our Milky way's central black hole.

NASA’s first mission to demonstrate asteroid deflection using a kinetic impactor

DART will test kinetic impactor technology by targeting a double asteroid that is not on a path to collide with Earth

Webb on the way to meet its rocket

Webb will be the largest, most powerful telescope ever launched into space.

One in five distant galaxies remain hidden from our telescopes, camouflaged by cosmic dust

Around 10 and 20 percent of early galaxies may still remain hidden behind curtains of cosmic dust.

Dark Energy Camera captures spectacular view of galaxy Centaurus A

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

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