Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory at Sunset

Solar Science Teams Selected for 2019 Eclipse at CTIO

July 2nd 2019 will be a very special day in South America. On that day a total eclipse will travel from west to east across the continent and, in a spectacular stroke of astronomical luck, ...
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Artist's rendering of an exomoon

Astronomers Find First Evidence of Possible Moon Outside Our Solar System

Our solar system has eight major planets, and nearly 200 moons. Though astronomers have to date found nearly 4,000 planets orbiting other stars, no moons have yet been found. That hasn't been for any lack ...
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Galaxy Cluster Abell 370

Hubble Goes Wide to Seek Out Far-Flung Galaxies

The universe is a big place. The Hubble Space Telescope's views burrow deep into space and time, but cover an area a fraction the angular size of the full Moon ...
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ARTISTIC IMPRESSION OF A RED SUPERGIANT STAR

Chilean scientists using Blanco telescope discover crucial event right before the death of a star

A new paper in the journal Nature Astronomy, The delay of shock breakout due to circumstellar material evident in most Type II Supernovae, written by a group of researchers from the Center for Mathematical Modeling ...
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Astronomers Blown Away by Historic Stellar Blast

Astronomers Blown Away by Historic Stellar Blast

Observations from the Gemini South and other telescopes in Chile played a critical role in understanding light echoes from a stellar eruption which occurred almost 200 years ago ...
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Illustration of the paths of the moons of Jupiter

Scientists using National Science Foundation Observatories find 12 new moons of Jupiter

Sometimes you find something you weren't even looking for. A team of scientists led by Carnegie Science's Scott S. Sheppard just announced the discovery of twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter, found during a search for ...
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