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“Optical Astronomy”

May 5, 2015 08:52 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Like a black fog churning through space, this view of a dark molecular cloud seems to extinguish the sparkle of distant stars.
Dec 24, 2014 05:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The Discovery Channel Telescope at Lowell Observatory in Arizona is online and giving the world a brand new look into the furthest-most reaches of our universe.
Dec 9, 2014 03:21 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Just in time for the festive period, the Hubble Space Telescope has released a dazzling image of a globular star cluster filled with stellar glitter.
Oct 19, 2014 10:32 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As we await a close-up view of comet Siding Spring making its closest approach with Mars, astronomers on Earth have been busy doing some of their own comet spotting from afar. Continue reading →
Oct 9, 2014 12:57 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Construction of what is billed to be the most advanced and optically powerful telescope on the planet got off to a rough start this week by protesters objecting to the observatory’s location at the summit of Mauna Kea, on Hawaii’s Big Island. Continue reading →
Aug 7, 2014 05:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Tonight, the state of Hawaii is facing the first hurricane to make landfall on its islands since 1950. But Hurricane Iselle is only the first of a two that is cause for concern — Hurricane Julio following only a few … Continue reading →
Jun 19, 2014 03:21 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Groundbreakings are usually sedate affairs -- not so when it comes to laying the foundation for the biggest optical/infrared telescope in the world. Continue reading →
Apr 17, 2014 11:40 AM ET // Jason Major
Hot young stars blaze at the center of a vast cloud of interstellar hydrogen gas in this stunning new observation by the awesomely powerful MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at the La Silla Observatory. Continue reading →
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