STScI: Comet Makes a Pit Stop Near Jupiter's Asteroids

STScI: Comet Makes a Pit Stop Near Jupiter’s Asteroids

After traveling several billion miles toward the Sun, a wayward young comet-like object orbiting among the giant planets has found a temporary parking place along the way ...
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NOIRLab: Astronomers Confirm Solar System’s Most Distant Known Object Is Indeed Farfarout

NOIRLab: Astronomers Confirm Solar System’s Most Distant Known Object Is Indeed Farfarout

With the help of the international Gemini Observatory, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab, and other ground-based telescopes, astronomers have confirmed that a faint object discovered in 2018 and nicknamed “Farfarout” is indeed the most distant ...
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NOIRLab: The Spiral of the Southern Pinwheel

NOIRLab: The Spiral of the Southern Pinwheel

The Dark Energy Camera (DECam), which was originally designed for the Dark Energy Survey, has captured one of the deepest images ever taken of Messier 83, a spiral galaxy playfully known as the Southern Pinwheel ...
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STScI: Researchers Rewind the Clock to Calculate Age and Site of Supernova Blast

STScI: Researchers Rewind the Clock to Calculate Age and Site of Supernova Blast

Astronomers are winding back the clock on the expanding remains of a nearby, exploded star. By using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, they retraced the speedy shrapnel from the blast to calculate a more accurate estimate ...
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NOIRLab: Doubling the Number of Known Gravitational Lenses

NOIRLab: Doubling the Number of Known Gravitational Lenses

Data from the DESI (Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument) Legacy Imaging Surveys have revealed over 1200 new gravitational lenses, approximately doubling the number of known lenses ...
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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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