Artist impression og experiment

Gemini: Cosmic Cat and Mouse: Astronomers Capture and Tag a Fleeting Radio Burst

Gemini Observatory provides critical observations that confirm the distance to a mysterious, very short-lived, radio outburst from a galaxy billions of light years away ...
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2 composite views of Jupiter's moon Europa

STScI: Table Salt Compound Spotted on Europa

Finding common table salt — sodium chloride — on the surface of a moon is more than just a scientific curiosity when that moon is Europa, a potential abode of life ...
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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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Students participating in Eddington experiment

NOAO: Commemorating 100 years of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity

Team of University of La Serena students to recreate the Eddington Experiment that proved Einstein right ...
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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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