Artist’s concept of the SN 2016iet pair-instability supernova. Credit: Gemini Observatory/NSF/AURA/ illustration by Joy Pollard

Gemini: Total Annihilation for Supermassive Stars

A renegade star exploding in a distant galaxy has forced astronomers to set aside decades of research and focus on ...
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SOAR telescope (left) and Gemini Observatory (right)

NOAO: Automated Observing Network Inaugurated at SOAR Telescope

Supernovae, neutron star mergers, black holes at the center of galaxies, erupting young stars — these are all examples of ...
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Artist impression og experiment

Gemini: Cosmic Cat and Mouse: Astronomers Capture and Tag a Fleeting Radio Burst

Gemini Observatory provides critical observations that confirm the distance to a mysterious, very short-lived, radio outburst from a galaxy billions ...
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Students participating in Eddington experiment

NOAO: Commemorating 100 years of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity

Team of University of La Serena students to recreate the Eddington Experiment that proved Einstein right ...
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Images of the Moon for testing DKIST telescope

NSO: To Image the Sun DKIST Starts With the Stars – Integration and Testing of M1 and M2 Assembly with Night-time Observation

While the National Science Foundation’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope will stare at the Sun to detect magnetic fields, it ...
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A gallery of Magellanic Clouds star clusters

NOAO: Cosmic Fireworks in the Clouds: Volunteer Detectives Sought for Magellanic Clouds Cluster Search

Caught in a cosmic dance, our nearest neighbor galaxies, the Magellanic Clouds, are cartwheeling and circling each other as they ...
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Color composite GSAOI+GeMS image of HP 1 obtained using the Gemini South telescope in Chile

Gemini: Ultra-sharp Images Make Old Stars Look Absolutely Marvelous!

Just as high-definition imaging is transforming home entertainment, it is also advancing the way astronomers study the Universe ...
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Composite image of people in a field looking at a star with dusty rings

NOAO: Citizen Scientists Invited to Join Quest for New Worlds

The Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project re-launches this week, with a call to volunteer citizen scientists to join the search ...
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