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Scott Dahm

NOIRLab – Interim Director International Gemini Observatory Before Scott Dahm moved into the Interim Director role, he was Deputy Director ...
New Siena Galaxy Atlas Delivers Improved Measurements of Almost 400,000 Nearby Galaxies

New Siena Galaxy Atlas Delivers Improved Measurements of Almost 400,000 Nearby Galaxies

Astronomers have created a detailed atlas of almost 400,000 galaxies in our cosmic neighborhood. The Siena Galaxy Atlas was compiled ...
Rubin Observatory Will Help Unravel Mysteries of Dark Matter and Dark Energy

Rubin Observatory Will Help Unravel Mysteries of Dark Matter and Dark Energy

Rubin Observatory will be a leading resource for cutting-edge astronomy and astrophysics when it comes online in 2025. Using an ...
NASA's Hubble Finds Bizarre Explosion in Unexpected Place and Gemini South Captures Cosmic ‘Finch’

NASA’s Hubble Finds Bizarre Explosion in Unexpected Place and Gemini South Captures Cosmic ‘Finch’

A very rare, strange burst of extraordinarily bright light in the universe just got even stranger – thanks to the ...
NOIRLab: Astronomers Find Progenitor of Magnetic Monster

NOIRLab: Astronomers Find Progenitor of Magnetic Monster

A team of researchers, including NOIRLab astronomer André-Nicolas Chené, has found a highly unusual star that has the most powerful ...
NOIRLab: Dark Energy Camera Captures Galaxies in Lopsided Tug of War, a Prelude to Merger

NOIRLab: Dark Energy Camera Captures Galaxies in Lopsided Tug of War, a Prelude to Merger

Galaxies grow and evolve over billions of years by absorbing nearby companions and merging with other galaxies. The early stages ...
NOIRLab: Gemini North Detects Multiple Rock-Forming Elements in the Atmosphere of a Scorching Exoplanet

NOIRLab: Gemini North Detects Multiple Rock-Forming Elements in the Atmosphere of a Scorching Exoplanet

WASP-76b is a strange world. Located 634 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation of Pisces, the Jupiter-like exoplanet ...
International One Sky Project Highlights Importance and History of Indigenous Astronomy Through Film

International One Sky Project Highlights Importance and History of Indigenous Astronomy Through Film

The One Sky Project, led by the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center and sponsored by the Thirty Meter Telescope, has produced a ...
NOIRLab: Gemini North Back On Sky With Dazzling Image of Supernova in the Pinwheel Galaxy

NOIRLab: Gemini North Back On Sky With Dazzling Image of Supernova in the Pinwheel Galaxy

Gemini North, part of the International Gemini Observatory operated by NSF’s NOIRLab, is back observing the night sky following the ...
NOIRLab: Radiant Protostars and Shadowy Clouds Clash in Stellar Nursery

NOIRLab: Radiant Protostars and Shadowy Clouds Clash in Stellar Nursery

The clashing of energy and matter can lead to fantastical sites on Earth, such as glowing auroras and powerful lightning ...
NOIRLab: Astronomers Witness Star Devouring Planet: Possible Preview of the Ultimate Fate of Earth

NOIRLab: Astronomers Witness Star Devouring Planet: Possible Preview of the Ultimate Fate of Earth

By studying countless stars at various stages of their evolution, astronomers have been able to piece together an understanding of ...
NOIRLab: Dual Quasars Blaze Bright at the Center of Merging Galaxies

NOIRLab: Dual Quasars Blaze Bright at the Center of Merging Galaxies

Astronomers using an array of ground- and space-based telescopes, including Gemini North on Hawai‘i, have uncovered a closely bound duo ...