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Jan 27

Tohono O’odham Engagement

With the support of Kitt Peak National Observatory, NOIRLab (formerly NOAO) has been working with the Tohono O’odham Nation on formal and informal programs since 2006.

Jan 23

Astronomy Careers

Promoting observatory STEM career opportunities, diversity, and inclusion at NOIRLab facilities is a core element of NOIRLab’s educational programming.

Jan 23

Colors of Nature

Artists and scientists often share a common goal, making the invisible visible. Yet artistically talented students, especially girls, often shy away from scientific careers.

Jan 23

Teen Astronomy Café

The Teen Astronomy Café program is a free out-of-school program that offers high school students opportunities to interact with scientists who work at the forefront of astronomy.

Nov 22

STScI: NASA’s Webb Reveals an Exoplanet Atmosphere as Never Seen Before

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope just scored another first: a molecular and chemical profile of a distant world’s skies.While Webb and other space telescopes, including NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer, previously have revealed isolated ingredients of this broiling planet’s atmosphere, the new readings from Webb provide a full menu of atoms, molecules, and even signs of active chemistry and clouds.

Nov 4

NOIRLab: Astronomers Discover Closest Black Hole to Earth

Black holes are the most extreme objects in the Universe. Supermassive versions of these unimaginably dense objects likely reside at the centers of all large galaxies. Stellar-mass black holes — which weigh approximately five to 100 times the mass of the Sun — are much more common, with an estimated 100 million in the Milky Way alone.

Oct 19

STScI: NASA’s Webb Takes Star-Filled Portrait of Pillars of Creation

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has captured a lush, highly detailed landscape – the iconic Pillars of Creation – where new stars are forming within dense clouds of gas and dust. The three-dimensional pillars look like majestic rock formations, but are far more permeable. These columns are made up of cool interstellar gas and dust that appear – at times – semi-transparent in near-infrared light.

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