NOIRLab: The Earliest Supermassive Black Hole and Quasar in the Universe

NOIRLab: The Earliest Supermassive Black Hole and Quasar in the Universe

The most distant quasar known has been discovered. The quasar, observed just 670 million years after the Big Bang, is 1000 times more luminous than the Milky Way ...
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NSO: Inouye Solar Telescope Releases First Image of a Sunspot

NSO: Inouye Solar Telescope Releases First Image of a Sunspot

The world’s largest solar observatory, the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope, just released its first image of a sunspot ...
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NOIRLab: Dark Energy Camera Snaps Deepest Photo yet of Galactic Siblings

NOIRLab: Dark Energy Camera Snaps Deepest Photo yet of Galactic Siblings

Images from the Survey of the MAgellanic Stellar History (SMASH) reveal a striking family portrait of our galactic neighbors — the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds ...
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NOIRLab: CK Vulpeculae seen with Gemini North

NOIRLab: CK Vulpeculae seen with Gemini North

An international team of astronomers using Gemini North’s GNIRS instrument have discovered that CK Vulpeculae, first seen as a bright new star in 1670, is approximately five times farther away than previously thought ...
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NSO: NSF’s National Solar Observatory Predicts a Large Sunspot for Thanksgiving

NSO: NSF’s National Solar Observatory Predicts a Large Sunspot for Thanksgiving

On November 18 scientists from the US National Science Foundation’s National Solar Observatory predicted the emergence of a new sunspot group just in time for Thanksgiving ...
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NOIRLab: Maunakea Telescopes Confirm First Brown Dwarf Discovered by Radio Observations

NOIRLab: Maunakea Telescopes Confirm First Brown Dwarf Discovered by Radio Observations

A collaboration between the LOw Frequency ARray (LOFAR) radio telescope in Europe, the Gemini North telescope, and the NASA InfraRed Telescope Facility (IRTF), both on Maunakea in Hawai‘i, has led to the first direct discovery ...
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