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Massive New Telescopes To Be The Largest In The World

Massive New Telescopes To Be The Largest In The World

Chris D'Angelo  11.11.2015
Science is about to enter a new age of cosmic discovery -- one with massive telescopes capable of looking back to the very beginning...
Look Up: How an Encounter With the Stars Showed My Kids They Are Not the Center of the Universe

Look Up: How an Encounter With the Stars Showed My Kids They Are Not the Center of the Universe

Gina Maier  11. 5.2015
"Am I that small? Is there really so much more out there, beyond my life, my world?" These are liberating thoughts for kids who largely...
Astronomers Spy Two Stars 'Smooching' Each Other To Death

Astronomers Spy Two Stars 'Smooching' Each Other To Death

Jacqueline Howard  10.21.2015
EmbedContent(56281faee4b08589ef4ab668,This animated artist’s impression shows VFTS 352, the hottest and most massive double star system...
Stone Altar Destroyed By Unsuspecting Worker At Hawaii's Sacred Mauna Kea Mountain

Stone Altar Destroyed By Unsuspecting Worker At Hawaii's Sacred Mauna Kea Mountain

The Associated Press  09.16.2015
HONOLULU (AP) — People protesting the construction of a giant telescope on a Hawaiian mountain they hold sacred are decrying...
The Nearest Earth

The Nearest Earth

Seth Shostak  08. 6.2015
If you make wedding photos for your sister, and all the relatives appear no larger than a dot, she probably won't be ordering prints. But...
Green Light Given To Build World's Biggest Telescope

Green Light Given To Build World's Biggest Telescope

David Freeman  12. 8.2014
Four centuries have passed since the invention of the telescope, and in that time telescopes have gotten bigger and bigger--the better...
Strange Galaxy Has Astronomers Scratching Their Heads

Strange Galaxy Has Astronomers Scratching Their Heads

David Freeman  12. 4.2014
Spiral galaxies like our Milky Way (a barred spiral galaxy) are nothing special--in fact, they're the most common type of galaxy. But astronomers...
WATCH LIVE: A Mountaintop Needs To Blow Up To Make Room For New Telescope

WATCH LIVE: A Mountaintop Needs To Blow Up To Make Room For New Telescope

Space.com  06.19.2014
An astronomy organization will blast away the top of a mountain to make room for a giant telescope today (June 19), and you can watch the...
John Dobson, the Astronomer Who Showed Us What's 'Way the Hell Out There'

John Dobson, the Astronomer Who Showed Us What's 'Way the Hell Out There'

Dean Regas  01.24.2014
Eccentric telescope pioneer and world-renowned astronomer John Dobson passed away this month at the age of 98. He revolutionized astronomy...
PHOTOS: Home Hides A Geeky Secret Feature

PHOTOS: Home Hides A Geeky Secret Feature

Shana Ecker  09.13.2013
Luxury homes are a dime a dozen in Orange County, California. But not all real estate in this upscale area has one very intriguing feature:...
NASA Mulls How To Spend Its Inheritance

NASA Mulls How To Spend Its Inheritance

  05. 6.2013
By: Mike Wall Published: 05/06/2013 07:12 AM EDT on SPACE.com NASA is sorting through a variety of possible uses for a pair of powerful...
PHOTOS: 13 Telescopes That Changed Astronomy

PHOTOS: 13 Telescopes That Changed Astronomy

Jacqueline Howard  04.16.2013
Who invented the first telescope? Some stargazers credit Galileo Galilei, who was the first astronomer to systematically study the cosmos...
Insider's Guide To 'World's Greatest' Observatory

Insider's Guide To 'World's Greatest' Observatory

David Freeman  04.15.2013
Astronomers expect the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA), the huge radio telescope that was inaugurated in March, to...
New Telescope To Get Unprecedented Glimpse Of Star Birth

New Telescope To Get Unprecedented Glimpse Of Star Birth

  03.12.2013
By: Elizabeth Howell Published: 03/12/2013 10:04 AM EDT on SPACE.com The world's most powerful radio telescope will pull back the curtain...
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