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Giant Magellan Telescope enclosure ready for construction

The Giant Magellan Telescope and IDOM has announced that the telescope's enclosure, set to be one of the world's largest astronomical facilities, passed its final design review and is now ready for construction in Chile. ...

Einstein Telescope could launch a new era in astronomy

It's still just a plan, but a new telescope could soon be measuring gravitational waves. Gravitational waves are something like the sound waves of the universe. They are created, for example, when black holes or neutron stars ...

Observations explore the halo of Centaurus A

Using the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, astronomers have observed the halo of a nearby giant elliptical galaxy known as Centaurus A. Results of the observational campaign, published June 1 on the pre-print server arXiv, ...

'Flares' and 'echoes' from the Milky Way's monster black hole

Michigan State University researchers have made groundbreaking discoveries about the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. These findings, based on data from NASA's NuSTAR X-ray telescope, were presented ...

Plato camera integration begins

The activities to integrate Plato's cameras have started in OHB's Space Center & Optics facility in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. One by one the cameras are attached to Plato's optical bench, the surface that keeps all cameras ...

First map of outflows from nearby quasar I Zwicky 1

SRON astronomers have for the first time mapped the outflows from one of the closest quasars to Earth. Quasars are bright cores of galaxies powered by the supermassive black hole in their center. The team has probed gas outflows ...

Webb opens new window on supernova science

Peering deeply into the cosmos, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is giving scientists their first detailed glimpse of supernovae from a time when our universe was just a small fraction of its current age. A team using Webb ...

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Image: Hubble captures globular cluster NGC 2298

This new NASA Hubble Space Telescope view shows the globular cluster NGC 2298, a sparkling collection of thousands of stars held together by their mutual gravitational attraction. Globular clusters are typically home to older ...