TMT • April 1st, 2010
When the 10-meter Keck I telescope first became fully operational in 1992, the only planets known to exist were those in our own solar system. Models of planet formation...
Planck • March 17th, 2010
Tendrils of the coldest stuff in our galaxy can be seen in a new, large image from Planck, a mission surveying the whole sky to learn more about the birth of our universe.
TMT • March 12th, 2010
Astronomers have found more than 400 alien worlds orbiting distant stars. So far, nearly all of these exoplanets are bigger than Jupiter and hotter than Mercury – places that...
GALEX • February 18th, 2010
Imagine finding a living dinosaur in your backyard. Astronomers have found the astronomical equivalent of prehistoric life in our intergalactic backyard.
TMT • January 5th, 2010
The Thirty Meter Telescope Project (TMT) is launching a new database containing five years of atmospheric data from the telescope’s initial five candidates sites: Cerro Tolar,...
TMT • December 8th, 2009
The search for Earth-like planets, the nature and distribution of dark matter, and the quest to image the first stars and galaxies are just some of the science challenges that...
GALEX • December 2nd, 2009
Engineers and scientists have several laboratory activities underway that are expected to aid in recovering the far-ultraviolet instrument on NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer.
TMT • November 17th, 2009
“We warmly welcome our Chinese colleagues, who will expand the international involvement in the Thirty Meter Telescope Project,” said Professor Ray Carlberg, the Canadian Large...
Planck • September 17th, 2009
The Planck mission has captured its first rough images of the sky, demonstrating the observatory is working and ready to measure light from the dawn of time.