NSO: Scientists Developed New Model to Predict Sunspot and Plage Coverage for Solar Cycle 25

NSO: Scientists Developed New Model to Predict Sunspot and Plage Coverage for Solar Cycle 25

Sunspot and plage area used as a better proxy to predict magnetic phenomena and other indicators important for space weather ...
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NOIRLab: Galactic Ballet Captured from NSF’s NOIRLab in Chile

NOIRLab: Galactic Ballet Captured from NSF’s NOIRLab in Chile

The interacting galaxy pair NGC 1512 and NGC 1510 take center stage in this image from the US Department of Energy-fabricated Dark Energy Camera, a state-of-the-art wide-field imager on the Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope ...
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STScI: NASA’s Webb In Full Focus, Ready for Instrument Commissioning

STScI: NASA’s Webb In Full Focus, Ready for Instrument Commissioning

Alignment of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is now complete. After full review, the observatory has been confirmed to be capable of capturing crisp, well-focused images with each of its four powerful onboard science instruments ...
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STScI: Hubble Confirms Largest Comet Nucleus Ever Seen

STScI: Hubble Confirms Largest Comet Nucleus Ever Seen

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has determined the size of the largest icy comet nucleus ever seen by astronomers. The estimated diameter is approximately 80 miles across, making it larger than the state of Rhode Island ...
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STScI: Record Broken: Hubble Spots Farthest Star Ever Seen

STScI: Record Broken: Hubble Spots Farthest Star Ever Seen

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has established an extraordinary new benchmark: detecting the light of a star that existed within the first billion years after the universe's birth in the big bang—the farthest individual star ever ...
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newly released high-resolution image of solar sunspots captured by the Inouye Solar Telescope on May 11, 2021 (not from the first science observation). The data leading to this image were acquired with the Visible Broadband Imager blue channel at a wavelength of 450 nanometers.

NSO: Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope Begins Science Operations Commissioning Phase

On Wednesday, February 23, 2022, the U.S. National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (Inouye Solar Telescope) commenced its first science observations, signaling the start of its year-long operations commissioning phase and a new era of ...
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