telescopes

Motherboard

Astronomers Discover Rare Kilometer-Sized Object in Outer Solar System

“We didn't even have enough money to build a second dome to protect our second telescope! Yet we still managed to make a discovery that is impossible for the big projects.”
Becky Ferreira
1.28.19
Motherboard

A Meteorite Crashed Into the 'Super Blood Wolf Moon'

It was the first time an impact has been captured on film during a total lunar eclipse.
Becky Ferreira
1.22.19
government shutdown

The Government Shutdown Has Grounded NASA’s Only Flying Telescope

SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, is an observatory built onto a Boeing 747, but the government shutdown has stopped it from flying.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.15.19
Space

Scientists Want to Monitor Space Debris from Warming Russian Arctic

A MIPT team is building prototype observatories over the coming weeks in Amderma, Nenets Autonomous Region.
Becky Ferreira
11.19.18
Motherboard

Aliens Might Notice Us if We Shot a Giant Laser at Them, Study Says

Two emerging technologies could be combined to produce a powerful infrared signal that could be spotted from distant planets, according to research in The Astrophysical Journal.
Becky Ferreira
11.6.18
telescopes

Thirty Meter Telescope Permitted on Sacred Volcano, Rules Hawaii Supreme Court

After years of litigation, the Court issued a 4-1 ruling reinstating a permit to build the massive observatory on Mauna Kea’s summit.
Becky Ferreira
10.31.18
vulcan

Scientists Find 'Super-Earth' In Star System From 'Star Trek'

Like Spock's home world Vulcan, this newly discovered exoplanet orbits the 40 Eridani triple star system.
Becky Ferreira
9.20.18
Space

People Seeing the Moon Up Close for the First Time Is a Dose of Good Vibes

Filmmaker and space lover Wylie Overstreet took his telescope onto the streets of Los Angeles to show strangers the moon, then captured their reactions on film.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.13.18
Photography

A US Satellite Took These Beautiful Black-and-White Photographs of Mars

Space lovers rejoice with ‘This Is Mars’ photo book.
Diana Shi
5.21.17
Cute Pic

Here’s Our First View of TRAPPIST-1, the Alien Solar System With Earth-Sized Planets

Super pixellated, but still amazing.
Samantha Cole
3.9.17
videos

Start Rolling Your Blunts: Spherical Planetarium Videos Are Here

Pair these videos with some spacedub made from ripples in the curvature of spacetime, and send your mind to the stars.
Samantha Cole
1.6.17
Space

Behold, the Most Detailed Map of Neutral Hydrogen in the Milky Way

Southern and Northern hemispheres come together for gaseous gala.
Ben Sullivan
10.20.16
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