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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Solar corona during a total solar eclipse

A Stroke of Astronomical Luck for Solar Science

On July 2, 2019 a total solar eclipse will pass over Chile and Argentina, and through a stroke of astronomical ...
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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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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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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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NOAO: Unusual Supernova Opens a Rare Window on the Collapse of a Star

An unusual supernova studied by multiple telescopes, including the SOAR telescope and other telescopes at the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) ...
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Image comparing number of objects in sky catalogs

NOAO: A Survey Machine and a Data Trove – Dark Energy Survey’s Rich Legacy

On the night of 9 January 2019, the V. M. Blanco 4-meter telescope at the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Cerro ...
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