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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) Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) and NSF’s Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO), is thought to ...
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facilities that used the illustrated lensing mode to find the quasar

Gemini: Cosmic Telescope Zooms in on the Beginning of Time

Observations from Gemini Observatory identify a key fingerprint of an extremely distant quasar, allowing astronomers to sample light emitted from the dawn of time. Astronomers happened upon this deep glimpse into space and time thanks ...
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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 Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO), high in the mountains of Chile, will close the camera’s shutter ...
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Details in the Triangulum galaxy

STScI: Triangulum Galaxy Shows Stunning Face in Detailed Hubble Portrait

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has produced this stunningly detailed portrait of the Triangulum galaxy (M33), displaying a full spiral face aglow with the light of nearly 25 million individually resolved stars. It is the largest ...
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Head shot of Riccardo Giacconi

Remembering Riccardo Giacconi

It is with great sadness that AURA recognizes the passing of Riccardo Giacconi. Giacconi was a highly accomplished astrophysicist and the first permanent Director of the Space Telescope Science Institute ...
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The figure shows the variation of the meridional flow as slices of time and depth for eight latitudes from mid-latitudes (top) to the equator (bottom) averaged over both hemispheres.

NSO: Study shows temporal patterns of meridional flows are precursors of magnetic activity in solar cycle

The figure shows the variation of the meridional flow as slices of time and depth for eight latitudes from mid-latitudes (top) to the equator (bottom) averaged over both hemispheres. The mean value has been subtracted ...
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