News tagged with telescopic observations

Telescopes help solve ancient supernova mystery

( -- A mystery that began nearly 2,000 years ago, when Chinese astronomers witnessed what would turn out to be an exploding star in the sky, has been solved. New infrared observations from NASA's Spitzer Space ...

dateOct 24, 2011 in Astronomy
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Shocks in the Cygnus Loop supernovae remnant

( —Supernova remnants (SNRs) play a vital role in the lifecycle of dust in the interstellar medium. As shockwaves from supernovae sweep up interstellar material, they heat the gas and dust, and destroy a significant ...

dateJun 27, 2014 in Astronomy
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The shrinking of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

( —Jupiter's trademark Great Red Spot—a swirling storm feature larger than Earth—is shrinking. This downsizing, which is changing the shape of the spot from an oval into a circle, has been known about since ...

dateMay 15, 2014 in Astronomy
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