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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.

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.

Ground based telescopes have surpassed Hubble Space Telescope in picture sharpness

Posted in Science on 19th Jul, 2018
by Alex Muller

Its possible to capture images from the ground at visible wavelengths that are sharper than those from the Hubble Space Telescope.

The End Is Nigh for NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Space Telescope

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

Kepler space telescope, which has discovered 70 percent of the 3,750 exoplanets known to date, is running so low on fuel it has been put it into a hibernation-like state.