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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DESI’s 5000 Eyes Open as Kitt Peak Telescope Prepares to Map Space and Time

DESI’s 5000 Eyes Open as Kitt Peak Telescope Prepares to Map Space and Time

Installation of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument nears completion Release Images DESI opens its 5000 eyes DESI’s 5000 spectroscopic “eyes” can cover an area of sky approximately 38 times larger than the full moon, as ...
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