News tagged with optical telescopes

An Intriguing, Glowing Galaxy

A supermassive black hole may be responsible for the glowing appearance of galaxy 3C 305, located about 600 million light years away in the constellation Draco. Composite data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other ...

dateMay 14, 2009 in Astronomy
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Swift satellite comet tally highlighted

A montage of comet images made using NASA's Swift spacecraft illustrates just how different three comets can be. The images, including a never-released image of Comet 8P/Tuttle, were shown during a webcast called "Around ...

dateApr 24, 2009 in Astronomy
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Scientists Probe Green Comet

( -- Space scientists from the University of Leicester are keeping a close eye on a ‘green comet’ fast approaching the Earth - reaching its nearest point to us on February 24.

dateFeb 20, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Raven soars through first light and second run

Raven, a Multi-Object Adaptive Optics (MOAO) science demonstrator, successfully saw first light at the Subaru Telescope on the nights of May 13 and 14, 2014 and completed its second run during the nights of August 9 and 10, ...

dateSep 02, 2014 in Astronomy
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