astronomy

NASA’s TESS Spacecraft Is Finding Hundreds of Exoplanets and Is Poised to Find Thousands More

Posted in Science on 24th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

Within just 50 light-years from Earth, there are about 1,560 stars, likely orbited by several thousand planets.

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.