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Tags results for 'telescope'

Arkyd space telescope demonstrator will launch as early as April 2014

Posted in Hardware on 28th Oct, 2013 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Planetary Resources will advance its mission to mine resource rich near Earth asteroids by launching the Arkyd spacecraft.

European Space Agency sets a path for big space science

Posted in Science on 3rd Dec, 2013 02:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Europe has fixed a broad plan for the big space science missions it will launch over the next two decades.

$600M planet hunting space telescope Kepler comes back online

Posted in Science on 9th Feb, 2014 01:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Space telescope Kepler is once again able to resume finding new planets outside our own solar system.

Filtering light based on direction

Posted in Science on 1st Apr, 2014 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Potential uses include solar photovoltaics, telescopes, microscopes, and privacy filters for display screens

'Most Earth-like planet yet' spotted by Kepler

Posted in Science on 19th Apr, 2014 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
The rocky planet, Kepler 186f, is close to the size of Earth and has the potential to hold liquid water, which is critical for life, the team says.

NASA: The Only Thing Stopping a City-Destroying Asteroid is Blind Luck

Posted in Science on 21st Apr, 2014 12:23 AM
by AlexMuller
The odds of a large-scale asteroid impact are actually three to ten times higher than we thought.

'Godzilla of Earths' identified

Posted in Science on 4th Jun, 2014 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
There is a new class of planet out there that astronomers are calling the "mega-Earth".

Hubble captures most comprehensive picture of the Universe

Posted in Science on 5th Jun, 2014 01:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have captured the most comprehensive picture ever assembled of the evolving universe.

Athena: Europe plans huge X-ray space telescope

Posted in Science on 28th Jun, 2014 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Europe has initiated the process that should lead to the biggest X-ray space telescope ever built.

Giant space telescope could detect hints ot life on exoplanets

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Jul, 2014 12:38 AM
by AlexMuller
The telescope would be capable of analyzing the light from planets the size of the Earth in orbit around other nearby stars.

Mysterious Radio Burst Detected From Deep Space

Posted in Science on 12th Jul, 2014 10:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists Have 'No Handle on What They Are'

NASA begins to plan successor to the Hubble and James Webb deep space telescopes

Posted in Hardware on 26th Jul, 2014 05:05 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA is striving to continue to advance our knowledge, and peer deeper into the cosmos.

First-ever 3D-printed space telescopes nearing completion

Posted in Science on 11th Aug, 2014 03:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Telescopes are very simple devices in theory, but getting one to work in space means a complex assembly of mechanical parts

ESA's "fly-eye" telescope to watch for Earth-threatening asteroids

Posted in Hardware on 13th Sep, 2014 10:21 PM
by AlexMuller
The Flyeye telescope is designed to detect asteroids that pose a potential hazard to Earth.

University of Sheffield show first pictures from 3D printed telescope

Posted in Hardware on 20th Sep, 2014 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
The telescope was made using a 3D printer, and has a magnification of 160 times, allowing detailed views of the moon's surface.

How big data is fueling a new age in space exploration

Posted in Science on 5th Oct, 2014 10:41 PM
by AlexMuller
In 2018, a group of organizations from all of the world will begin construction of the largest radio telescope ever built.

What does the next generation telescope need to detect life?

Posted in Science on 23rd Oct, 2014 07:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Almost 2,000 extrasolar planets have been discovered to date. Yet, we still know little about these alien worlds, especially their atmospheres.

Test Version of Planetary Resources Space telescope Scheduled to Launch Today

Posted in Hardware on 27th Oct, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
More than 1,500 asteroids are as easy to reach as the Moon and are in similar orbits as Earth.

Success with the ground-based detection of super-earth exoplanets

Posted in Science on 5th Dec, 2014 03:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Astronomers have measured the passing of a super-Earth in front of a nearby star using a ground-based telescope for the first time.

Kepler proves it can still find planets

Posted in Science on 22nd Dec, 2014 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Kepler has been reborn and is continuing to make discoveries.

Kepler exoplanet tally passes 1,000

Posted in Science on 11th Jan, 2015 09:48 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA's Kepler space telescope's count of exoplanets has passed the magic 1,000 mark, including eight new "habitable" planets and 544 candidate planets.

Mysterious cosmic burst of radio waves detected

Posted in Science on 21st Jan, 2015 05:53 PM
by AlexMuller
The burst could have hurled out as much energy in a few milliseconds as the Sun does in an entire day.

Aragoscope is space telescope system that could achieve 1000 times higher resolution than Hubble

Posted in Hardware on 24th Jan, 2015 08:08 PM
by AlexMuller
A new space telescope concept could allow scientists to image space objects like black hole event horizons and plasma swaps between stars

Planck telescope puts new datestamp on first stars

Posted in Hardware on 5th Feb, 2015 05:08 PM
by AlexMuller
The first stars in the Universe lit up later than was previously thought.

Looking deeply into the universe in 3D

Posted in Science on 3rd Mar, 2015 02:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope has given astronomers the best ever 3D view of the deep universe.

Dark matter even darker than once thought

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2015 12:31 AM
by AlexMuller
The results show that dark matter interacts with itself even less than previously thought, and narrows down the options for what this mysterious substance might be.

Most powerful space telescope ever to launch in 2018

Posted in Science on 22nd Apr, 2015 04:42 PM
by AlexMuller
As the Hubble Telescope celebrates 25 years in space this week, NASA is building an even more powerful tool to look deeper into the universe than ever before.

The search for more Earth-like planets ramps up

Posted in Science on 27th Apr, 2015 07:51 PM
by AlexMuller
A new collaboration aims to bring separate telescopes together into a family, united by the single goal of seeking habitable worlds.

Powerful new radio telescope array monitors the entire sky 24/7 in real time

Posted in Hardware on 13th May, 2015 09:09 PM
by AlexMuller
A new telescope array can image the entire sky, helping astronomers to search for objects that pulse, flicker, flare, or explode.

How Planet Hunters are Going to Find the Next Earth With Space Telescopes

Posted in Science on 18th May, 2015 09:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Twenty years ago, discovering another Earth sounded like a science fictional dream. But astronomers now believe we might do just that.

Student proves existence of plasma tubes floating above Earth

Posted in Science on 2nd Jun, 2015 06:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Giant, invisible, moving plasma tubes fill the skies above Earth.

All systems go for construction of world's largest optical telescope

Posted in Hardware on 4th Jun, 2015 08:37 PM
by AlexMuller
When fully operational, the Giant Magellan Telescope will look further into space and farther back in time than any telescope ever made.

Astronomers spot first-generation stars, made from the big bang

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2015 06:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Made of essentially only hydrogen and helium, these population III stars are predicted to be enormous in size and to live fast and die young.

Australia's role in the search for life in space

Posted in Science on 25th Jul, 2015 12:17 AM
by AlexMuller
An Australian radio telescope in operation for more than 50 years will be one of the primary instruments used in a new $100m search for life elsewhere in space.

NASA confirms the discovery of a rocky exoplanet just 21 light years away

Posted in Science on 1st Aug, 2015 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Planets like this, known as super-Earths, are ubiquitous throughout the galaxy.

Five Missions That Will Help Stop an Asteroid Hitting Earth

Posted in Science on 10th Oct, 2015 05:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Millions of rocky objects have orbits that bring them near Earth, but we have only found about 13,000 of them.

The Kepler space telescope has detected something very weird near the edge of our galaxy

Posted in Science on 16th Oct, 2015 06:19 AM
by AlexMuller
The strange star that has serious scientists talking about an alien megastructure.

Search For Intelligent Aliens Near Bizarre Dimming Star Has Begun

Posted in Science on 21st Oct, 2015 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
The search for signs of life in a mysterious star system hypothesized to potentially harbor an "alien megastructure" is now underway.

Space telescopes launching in 2017 and 2018 will mean a lot more exoplanet discoveries

Posted in Science on 25th Nov, 2015 04:43 AM
by AlexMuller
New space telescopes will be put up over the next few years to search for more planets outside our solar system and analyze their atmospheres.

Advance in astronomy 'can help find other worlds'

Posted in Science on 4th Jan, 2016 07:30 PM
by AlexMuller
"Our technique can tell you how big and bright is the star, and if a planet around it is the right size and temperature to have water oceans, and maybe life"

Astronomers Want to Build A Forty Foot Space Telescope to Find the Next Earth

Posted in Hardware on 8th Jan, 2016 11:27 AM
by AlexMuller
To achieve this, we’ll need a spacecraft more advanced than anything humans have built, a telescope with 10x the seeing power of Hubble.

Case made for the existence of a 'ninth planet'

Posted in Science on 21st Jan, 2016 01:27 PM
by AlexMuller
The planet would have 10 times the mass of Earth. Astronomers have an idea where it ought to be in the sky, and we might expect a campaign to try to track it down.

James Webb: Hubble successor maintains course

Posted in Science on 27th Jan, 2016 01:23 PM
by AlexMuller
The successor to the Hubble Space Telescope is reaching some key milestones in its preparation for launch in 2018.

DIAS teams up with Japan for space telescope mission

Posted in Hardware on 31st Jan, 2016 01:39 AM
by AlexMuller
The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) has teamed up with the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) to launch a new powerful space telescope into orbit.

NASA is getting serious about the next big space telescope

Posted in Science on 19th Feb, 2016 08:46 PM
by AlexMuller
With a view 100 times larger than Hubble's, the WFIRST scope could discover thousands of exoplanets and millions of galaxies

Astronomers identify trick to root out false-positives in the search for life

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2016 12:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Scenarios in which the detection of oxygen in the atmosphere of exoplanets would not represent the presence of extraterrestrial life.

China is working on an incredible space telescope

Posted in Hardware on 12th Mar, 2016 08:17 PM
by AlexMuller
The space telescope would have a 2+ meter diameter lens with a field of view 300 times that of the Hubble, while maintaining the same level of image resolution.

Astronomers find planets stripped bare by their host stars' radiation

Posted in Science on 12th Apr, 2016 06:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Astronomers have confirmed the existence of planets that have had their atmospheres stripped away by their host stars.

Kepler telescope discovers 100 Earth-sized planets

Posted in Science on 12th May, 2016 12:18 AM
by AlexMuller
It has also detected nine small planets within so-called habitable zones, where conditions are favourable for liquid water, and potentially life.

Hubble Telescope clocks a faster rate of cosmic expansion

Posted in Science on 3rd Jun, 2016 11:28 PM
by AlexMuller
The Universe may be expanding up to 9% faster than previously thought.

NASA approves five more years for Hubble Space Telescope

Posted in Science on 26th Jun, 2016 01:03 PM
by AlexMuller
It will still be on the job when its successor, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) launches in 2018, giving astronomers a dual view of the universe.

Proposed space telescope for quality viewing of earth sized exoplanets out to 45 light years

Posted in Hardware on 16th Aug, 2016 05:09 PM
by AlexMuller
The High Definition Space Telescope would be five times as big and 100 times as sensitive as Hubble.

WFIRST space telescope will use Gravitational microlensing to survey exoplanets

Posted in Science on 9th Oct, 2016 03:22 AM
by AlexMuller
This will lead to a statistical census of exoplanets with masses greater than a tenth of the Earth's mass.

The Observable Universe has 2 trillion galaxies which is 10x more than previous estimates

Posted in Science on 14th Oct, 2016 02:06 PM
by AlexMuller
The remaining 90% will be only seen once bigger and better telescopes are developed.

Scientists Just Launched a Breakthrough Initiative to Find Intelligent Alien Life

Posted in Science on 16th Oct, 2016 10:07 AM
by AlexMuller
The FAST observatory will seek out extraterrestrial life with the world's largest radio telescopes.

NASA's New 'Intruder Alert' System Spots An Incoming Asteroid

Posted in Science on 31st Oct, 2016 11:08 PM
by AlexMuller
It's constantly scanning data from telescopes to see if there are any reports of so-called Near Earth Objects.

James Webb: Two years to Hubble successor's launch

Posted in Science on 4th Nov, 2016 02:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Engineers have finished assembling the telescope that will succeed Hubble.

Exoplanet space telescope will launch in December 2017

Posted in Science on 30th Nov, 2016 06:01 PM
by AlexMuller
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a planned space telescope for NASA's Explorers program, designed to search for exoplanets using the transit method.

This Earth-size virtual telescope could take the first picture of a black hole

Posted in Science on 9th Apr, 2017 10:24 AM
by Alex Muller
Scientists just switched on the Event Horizon Telescope.

By 2020 hundreds of earth sized exoplanets should be discovered and many will have basic atmosphere elements detected

Posted in Science on 17th May, 2017 03:47 PM
by Alex Muller
Currently there are 3486 confirmed exoplanets.

Telescope design promises to revolutionize amateur astronomy

Posted in Hardware on 24th Jul, 2017 05:27 PM
by Alex Muller
A telescope that promises to deliver an unparalleled view of the cosmos to amateur astronomers, and provide the opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge science.

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