Like a black fog churning through space, this view of a dark molecular cloud seems to extinguish the sparkle of distant stars.
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.
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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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