HD 106906b is no "ordinary" alien planet -- it shouldn't exist. Continue reading →
With the sad demise of Comet ISON fresh in our minds, it's worth remembering that there's plenty more (and perhaps more impressive) lumps of space ice where that came from.
On April 27, a powerful flash of radiation erupted from deep space -- the gamma-ray burst was the brightest on record, challenging some of the leading theories on how the most powerful explosions in the known Universe occur. Continue reading →
A specialist telescope at the ESO's La Silla Observatory has zoomed in on the erupting dirty snowball to resolve stunning detail in Comet ISON's coma and tail. Continue reading →
Get ready for a stellar show. The much-anticipated Comet ISON is now visible to the naked eye according to reports from many observers.
The glow of the star-forming region inside the Cat's Paw Nebula has been captured in stunning detail by a newly commissioned instrument on the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment, or APEX, telescope.
Galileo invented the modern telescope, but centuries of development preceded that historic day.
There is a world of telescopes out there and you may think that there's not enough time to visit them all. But you can visit them, though, at least virtually. Continue reading →
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