Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope • November 18th, 2020
NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will detect vestiges of sound waves that once rippled through the primordial cosmic sea.
Spitzer • November 18th, 2020
The Blue Ring Nebula, which perplexed scientists for over a decade, appears to be the youngest known example of two stars merged into one.
Spitzer • October 26th, 2020
An international team of scientists recently measured the spectrum of the atmosphere of a rare hot Neptune exoplanet, whose discovery by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey...
TMT • October 26th, 2020
TMT Optics and Systems Engineering teams have reached another major milestone, with a successful “gate” review of the TMT optical Test INstruments System (TINS) preliminary design.
Spitzer • October 12th, 2020
The papers provide an inventory of some of the greatest discoveries of the past decade and suggest targets for the next generation telescope, scheduled to launch in 2021.
TMT • October 9th, 2020
Many Congratulations to Andrea Ghez on the award of the Physics 2020 Nobel Prize for her work on the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy, the...
Near Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer • October 1st, 2020
Matter swirling around supermassive black holes creates bursts of light that "echo" in nearby dust clouds. These traveling signals could serve as a new cosmic yardstick.
Spitzer • September 24th, 2020
A new project using sonification turns astronomical images from Chandra and other telescopes into sound. This allows users to "listen" to the center of the Milky Way as observed...
TMT • September 18th, 2020
Many major wildfires are devastating lands and homes across the entire west coast, including in California, Oregon and Washington. Although wildland fires are common at this...