Two Ancient Migration Events in the Andromeda Galaxy

Two Ancient Migration Events in the Andromeda Galaxy

Astronomers have uncovered two historic events in which the Andromeda Galaxy underwent major changes to its structure. The findings shed light not only on the evolution and formation of the Andromeda Galaxy, but to our ...
Read More
Telescopes of NSF's OIR lab

NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory Launched

NSF and AURA are proud to announce the launch of integrated operations of all of NSF’s nighttime astronomical facilities under NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory ...
Read More
New Director of NSF’s National Optical-infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory

New Director of NSF’s National Optical-infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory

Vice President of the Giant Magellan Telescope project and Astronomer at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Patrick McCarthy, has been selected as the new Director of the National Science Foundation National Optical-infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory ...
Read More
Gemini Observatory Captures Multicolor Image of First-ever Interstellar Comet

Gemini Observatory Captures Multicolor Image of First-ever Interstellar Comet

The first-ever comet from beyond our Solar System has been successfully imaged by the Gemini Observatory in multiple colors. The image of the newly discovered object, denoted C/2019 Q4(Borisov), was obtained on the night of ...
Read More
Exoplanets Can’t Hide Their Secrets from Innovative New Instrument

Exoplanets Can’t Hide Their Secrets from Innovative New Instrument

In an unprecedented feat, an American research team discovered hidden secrets of an elusive exoplanet using a powerful new instrument at the 8-meter Gemini North telescope on Maunakea in Hawai‘i ...
Read More
Artist’s concept of the SN 2016iet pair-instability supernova.

Total Annihilation for Supermassive Stars

A renegade star exploding in a distant galaxy has forced astronomers to set aside decades of research and focus on a new breed of supernova that can utterly annihilate its parent star — leaving no ...
Read More
Loading...