Love the stars? Astronomers have a unique suggestion for Valentine’s Day

Love the stars? Astronomers have a unique suggestion for Valentine’s Day

oir2005a – Love the Stars The Globe at Night campaign encourages couples to go out under the stars on the night of this Valentine’s Day and love the stars! Credit: NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research ...
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NEID Exoplanet Instrument Sees First Light

NEID Exoplanet Instrument Sees First Light

New extreme-precision instrument on track to find and “weigh” exoplanets oir2004a – NEID First Light Spectrum (annotated) First light spectrum of 51 Pegasi as captured by NEID on the WIYN telescope with blowup of a ...
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Vera Rubin at her telescope

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Named After Astronomer Vera C. Rubin

Poised to conduct a vast, deep astronomical survey of the dynamic Universe from high in the Chilean Andes, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will now be named the NSF Vera C. Rubin Observatory ...
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Fast Radio Burst Observations Deepen Astronomical Mystery

Fast Radio Burst Observations Deepen Astronomical Mystery

Astronomers have pinpointed the origin of a repeating Fast Radio Burst to a nearby spiral galaxy, challenging theories on the unknown source of these pulses ...
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Cosmic Bubbles Reveal the First Stars

Cosmic Bubbles Reveal the First Stars

Astronomers detect first stars “bubbling out” from the cosmic dark ages oir2001a - Rendition of the galaxy group EGS77This rendition shows ionized bubbles formed by three galaxies in galaxy cluster EGS77. Credit: V. Tilvi et ...
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A Galactic Dance

A Galactic Dance

oir1904a – Galactic DanceImage of the interacting galaxy pair NGC 5394/5 obtained with NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory’s Gemini North 8-meter telescope on Hawai’i’s Maunakea using the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph in imaging mode. This ...
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