Excavation works have started for the Giant Magellan Telescope, which will be 24.5 meters in diameter. The telescope, located in the Atacama Desert of Chile, will take sharper images compared to the Hubble Space Telescope.
Space August 15, 2018
ESO's ground-based Very Large Telescope in Chile captured a remarkably sharp and more detailed image of the planet Neptune. Scientists used laser tomography to correct distortions caused by the Earth's atmosphere.
Space July 19, 2018
Scallops have mirrors in their over a hundred eyes, which allow them to see better than their other bivalve relatives. Their luminous blue eyes could inspire the development of tiny underwater cameras.
Animals December 3, 2017
Astronomers have successfully peered inside a black hole to take an image of its event horizon. What does this new development from the Event Horizon Telescope means in testing Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity?
Space April 15, 2017
The Event Horizon Telescope teams started turning on their telescopes in a bid to capture the region of the Sagittarius A* black hole. This would be the first time that a picture of a black hole will be captured.
Space April 6, 2017
In a citizen science project using images from the SkyMapper telescope, researchers from the Australian National University have identified four likely Planet Nine candidates. Will one of these objects end the elusive search?
Space April 4, 2017
Australian astronomers have released thousands of images for the public to help pinpoint the location of Planet Nine. The images were captured by the SkyMapper telescope and go by the thousands.
Space March 28, 2017
An asteroid made its closest approach to Earth last Monday morning, and while it's no killer space rock, how prepared are we for these near-Earth objects?
Space January 11, 2017
Astronomers have discovered where fast radio bursts come from. What's surprising about the discovery is how the FRB 121102 came from a dwarf galaxy, and not a large galaxy.
Space January 5, 2017
NASA has chosen the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer mission to launch a space telescope that will observe patterns in the X-ray radiation from black holes and neutron stars. The IXPE mission is one of three finalists in the space agency's Astrophysics Explorers Program.
Space January 5, 2017
Vera Rubin, the famous astronomer who proved the existence of dark matter, died on Dec. 25 at the age of 88 in a Princeton hospital. Rubin’s pioneering contribution on “black matter” studies had been path breaking and made it one of the cardinal principles of the universe.
Space December 27, 2016
Oppositions in building the Thirty Meter Telescope in Mauna Kea in Hawaii prompted builders to consider an alternative site to construct the giant telescope. Canary Islands was chosen as primary alternative site to Hawaii.
Space October 31, 2016
A paper published on the periodic spectral modulation, recording bizarre activity, suggested that light signals from 234 stars could come from an alien civilization. The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence will analyze the claims.
Space October 20, 2016
Astronomers resolved the mystery behind the light emitting phenomenon of space globs after an advanced research. According to the study, big galaxies are responsible for the glow as they start forming.
Space September 22, 2016
The dark galaxy Dragonfly 44 that lies in the nearby Coma constellation is so faint astronomers only discovered it recently. The Milky Way twin is almost entirely dark matter.
Space August 26, 2016
Ancient stone tombs may have been more than just a final resting place for the dead, a new study suggests. These structures may have also served as prehistoric 'telescopes,' albeit without the lens.
Ancient July 1, 2016
A telescope nearly the size of planet Earth is needed to capture the image of a black hole. How do the Event Horizon Telescope project and the new Chirp algorithm attempt to solve this problem?
Space June 7, 2016
CSIRO engineers and Chinese scientists work together to build the world's largest single-dish telescope. The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope or FAST aims to explore faint and hidden galaxies of the universe.
Space May 5, 2016
SALT, one of the biggest telescopes in the world now found in South Africa, is proving its worth. So far, scientists have discovered the first white dwarf pulsar and an unusual black hole.
Space May 1, 2016
Scientists are determined to hunt for planets that resemble Earth in the hopes of finding a future home. NASA granted researchers the chance to build a sophisticated instrument that can help detect exoplanets.
Space March 31, 2016
In a bid to detect exoplanets outside our solar system, NASA has selected a research team from the Penn State University to build a $10 million highly precise instrument within a span of three years for this space project.
Space March 30, 2016
China plans to relocate more than 9,000 residents to give way to the construction of the Five-Hundred-Meter Aperture Spherical Telescope. Upon completion, FAST will become the world's largest telescope, and will be used to explore deep space.
Space February 17, 2016
NASA will construct a new telescope that can detect alien life on other planets outside the solar system. This mission aims to assess the prevalence of habitable planets, and determine the atmospheric and surface conditions of exoplanets.
Space February 2, 2016
China is constructing the world's largest radio telescope designed to detect alien life in space. Five-Hundred-Meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) is equivalent to the size of 30 football pitches and can detect extra-terrestrial life from a distance of around tens of billions of light years.
Space December 2, 2015
The world's largest telescope is set to begin construction in Chile in 2016. Called the Giant Magellan Telescope, the enormous optical device is expected to produce sharper images than Hubble and reveal moments after the Big Bang.
Space November 12, 2015
A giant 3.2 gigapixel camera to photograph billions of stars and galaxies gets a financial green light. The camera will scan the southern heavens from a mountaintop in Chile.
Space September 1, 2015
The University of Hawaii announced that the oldest telescope in Mauna Kea will be shut down beginning in the early part of 2016. The move is said to pave the way for the 2024 operations of the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope.
Earth/Environment July 8, 2015
Hawaii proposed amendments to the use of its restricted, sacred Mauna Kea, after protesters challenged a telescope construction permit of a project done in the area. The proposed amendments will be decided on by Friday. In the meantime, the construction is set by its project group to resume on Wednesday.
Earth/Environment July 7, 2015
The University of Hawaii decided to close the Mauna Kea Summit Road following the damage it sustained from the people's installation of boulders and rock walls as part of their protests against the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope.
Earth/Environment July 3, 2015
Native Hawaiians took their stand to stop the giant telescope construction in Mauna Kea, which is a sacred place. The authorities, however, said that the project has to continue.
Animals June 25, 2015
The ALMA telescope has captured the most detailed images yet of star formation. A phenomenon known as gravitational lensing made the images possible.
Space June 9, 2015
Protestors of telescope construction on Mauna Kea submit a petition to the Hawaii governor. More than 31 protesters have been arrested since the protest started in late March.
Animals April 21, 2015
Sixty-one people testified against the construction of a 30-foot telescope on Mauna Kea as the UH Board of Regents begun their hearings on the matter Thursday. Only one person testified in support of the proposed project.
Space April 17, 2015
The Thirty Meter Telescope could bring jobs, education and scientific discoveries to the Big Island of Hawaii, but cultural activists say the construction would desecrate Mauna Kea Sacred Mountain.
Space April 16, 2015
The curator of Corning museum is cataloging details about the oldest telescopes known to man. All the information about the old telescopes will be available on an online public database soon.
Space March 20, 2015
Finding a planet outside our solar system is often the work of space telescopes. The exoplanet 55 Cancri e, however, was seen through the Nordic Optical Telescope located in La Palma, an island off Spain.
Space December 18, 2014
A telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile recently captured a gorgeous full-color photo of a star cluster in the Milky Way's Carina constellation, just 1,300 light-years from Earth.
Geek November 30, 2014
Researchers created a prototype of a tiny telescope with a near-eye virtual display. Dubbed as Loupe, the prototype makes a refreshing alternative to the intrusiveness brought by wearable devices.
Gadgets October 15, 2014
Jupiter and Venus will be seen in one of the most dazzling conjunctions seen in years.
Space August 17, 2014
Despite opposition from native Hawaiians, giant telescope gets go-ahead for construction atop Mauna Kea volcano. Giant instrument will peer into the farthest reaches of the Universe.
Space July 29, 2014
A new type of galaxy may have been discovered, using a new type of telescope.
Space July 14, 2014
World's largest telescope planned for summit of Hawaiian volcano is at center of debate. Opponents cite property issues, feelings of Native Hawaiians.
Space July 1, 2014
The construction of the new E-ELT telescope started out with a bang on top of Cerro Armazones, a mountain in Chile.
Space June 20, 2014
New image technology helped give NASA the chance to show people the 'Beast' asteroid as it came close to Earth. It should boost the space agency's effort to keep pushing forward.
Space June 16, 2014