astronomy

GRAVITY instrument breaks new ground in exoplanet imaging

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

The GRAVITY instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) has made the first direct observation of an exoplanet using optical interferometry.

Giant Megallan Telescope Excavation is Complete

Posted in Hardware, Science on 28th Mar, 2019
by Alex Muller

The current construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope completed excavations for its foundations in six months instead of the planned 8-months.

Report recommends NASA build new space telescope to look at exoplanets directly

Posted in Science on 9th Sep, 2018
by Alex Muller

Report recommends building new space telescopes and ground instruments to make a more detailed study of exoplanets.

Water Ice on the moon is definitively confirmed

Posted in Science on 22nd Aug, 2018
by Alex Muller

There has been directly observed definitive evidence of water ice on the Moon's surface.

NASA's next-gen exoplanet hunter gets to work

Posted in Science on 28th Jul, 2018
by Alex Muller

On July 25, the unmanned Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) got to work on its two-year whole-sky survey to seek out planets outside our solar system.