Astronomers detect new frequencies from mysterious fast radio bursts

The mystery of fast radio bursts (FRBs) from space may be a step closer to being solved. Astronomers studying a repeating signal from a nearby galaxy have detected radiation at the lowest frequency of any FRB found so far, providing new potential hints… Continue reading Astronomers detect new frequencies from mysterious fast radio bursts

Explore the Cosmos with this DIY Digital Telescope

Getting a closer look at the Moon isn’t particularly difficult; even an absolute beginner can point a cheap telescope towards our nearest celestial neighbor and get some impressive views. But if you’re looking to explore a bit farther, and especially …read more

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Dark energy instrument snaps breathtaking image of galactic neighbor

Astronomers have captured a stunning image of one of the Milky Way’s neighboring spiral galaxies. The portrait was taken using an instrument that was first created to hunt down dark energy – the enigmatic, invisible force that may be responsible for ac… Continue reading Dark energy instrument snaps breathtaking image of galactic neighbor

Experimental planetary radar captures incredible high-res Moon images

Astronomers have captured stunning new high-resolution radar images of the Moon, using an experimental instrument mounted on a ground-based telescope. This proof of concept test paves the way for a more powerful radar telescope that could see as far as… Continue reading Experimental planetary radar captures incredible high-res Moon images

James Webb telescope unfolds its tennis court-sized sunshield

A next-generation space observatory has inched closer to lift-off, with NASA unfolding the James Webb Space Telescope’s five-layer sunshield in the same way it expects it to after arriving in orbit. The tests demonstrated how the giant apparatus can un… Continue reading James Webb telescope unfolds its tennis court-sized sunshield

Hubble gallery showcases 30 cosmic gems visible to amateur astronomers

NASA has released a collection of 50 stunning Hubble images to celebrate the veteran telescope’s 30th anniversary, which took place earlier this year. The images show 30 cosmic objects, ranging from planetary nebulae to galaxies in incredible detail, r… Continue reading Hubble gallery showcases 30 cosmic gems visible to amateur astronomers

World’s largest solar telescope captures its first dramatic sunspot image

Astronomers have released a stunningly detailed image revealing the structure of a massive sunspot as it temporarily darkened the Sun’s surface on January 28, 2020. The new image was taken during the final commissioning phase of the upcoming Daniel K. … Continue reading World’s largest solar telescope captures its first dramatic sunspot image