Rubin Observatory Will Help Unravel Mysteries of Dark Matter and Dark Energy

Rubin Observatory Will Help Unravel Mysteries of Dark Matter and Dark Energy

Rubin Observatory will be a leading resource for cutting-edge astronomy and astrophysics when it comes online in 2025. Using an 8.4-meter telescope equipped with the largest digital camera in the world, it will scan the entire ...
NASA's Hubble Finds Bizarre Explosion in Unexpected Place and Gemini South Captures Cosmic ‘Finch’

NASA’s Hubble Finds Bizarre Explosion in Unexpected Place and Gemini South Captures Cosmic ‘Finch’

A very rare, strange burst of extraordinarily bright light in the universe just got even stranger – thanks to the eagle-eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope ...
NSO: Magnetic fields in solar plage regions: insights from high-sensitivity spectropolarimetry

NSO: Magnetic fields in solar plage regions: insights from high-sensitivity spectropolarimetry

In the ever-evolving realm of solar physics, a quest to understand the enigmatic solar plages (pronounced /pleɪdʒ/) has led to significant breakthroughs. Among those dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of these bright patches is João ...
STScI: Webb Reveals New Structures Within Iconic Supernova

STScI: Webb Reveals New Structures Within Iconic Supernova

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has begun the study of one of the most renowned supernovae, SN 1987A (Supernova 1987A). Located 168,000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, SN 1987A has been a target ...
STScI: Neptune's Disappearing Clouds Linked to the Solar Cycle

STScI: Neptune’s Disappearing Clouds Linked to the Solar Cycle

Astronomers have uncovered a link between Neptune's shifting cloud abundance and the 11-year solar cycle, in which the waxing and waning of the Sun's entangled magnetic fields drives solar activity ...
NOIRLab: Astronomers Find Progenitor of Magnetic Monster

NOIRLab: Astronomers Find Progenitor of Magnetic Monster

A team of researchers, including NOIRLab astronomer André-Nicolas Chené, has found a highly unusual star that has the most powerful magnetic field ever found in a massive star — and that may become one of ...