Solar corona during a total solar eclipse

A Stroke of Astronomical Luck for Solar Science

On July 2, 2019 a total solar eclipse will pass over Chile and Argentina, and through a stroke of astronomical luck, the path of totality crosses directly over the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Cerro Tololo ...
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Images of the Moon for testing DKIST telescope

NSO: To Image the Sun DKIST Starts With the Stars – Integration and Testing of M1 and M2 Assembly with Night-time Observation

While the National Science Foundation’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope will stare at the Sun to detect magnetic fields, it first has to focus on objects far away – other celestial objects visible only in ...
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This Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the gradual self-destruction of an asteroid

STScI: Hubble Watches Spun-up Asteroid Coming Apart

Astronomers once thought asteroids were boring, wayward space rocks that simply orbit around the Sun. These objects were dramatically presented only in science fiction movies ...
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A gallery of Magellanic Clouds star clusters

NOAO: Cosmic Fireworks in the Clouds: Volunteer Detectives Sought for Magellanic Clouds Cluster Search

Caught in a cosmic dance, our nearest neighbor galaxies, the Magellanic Clouds, are cartwheeling and circling each other as they fall toward our galaxy, the Milky Way ...
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Color composite GSAOI+GeMS image of HP 1 obtained using the Gemini South telescope in Chile

Gemini: Ultra-sharp Images Make Old Stars Look Absolutely Marvelous!

Just as high-definition imaging is transforming home entertainment, it is also advancing the way astronomers study the Universe ...
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Artist conception of Neptune moon Hippocamp

STScI: Tiny Neptune Moon Spotted by Hubble May Have Broken from Larger Moon

After several years of analysis, a team of planetary scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has at last come up with an explanation for a mysterious moon around Neptune that they discovered with Hubble in ...
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