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This ‘liquid’ Moon telescope might actually be worth it

November 17th, 2020

A group of astronomers has been studying a 2008 proposal to build a telescope on the Moon. The telescope would be capable of peering back to the origins of the universe and could provide images of the first stars ever created. There are no guarantees that the telescope will be built, but it’s not out …

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This galaxy hosted a massive supernova, and it sure looks odd

August 23rd, 2020

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a glorious image of a galaxy with a very unusual shape. The so-called “Meathook galaxy” was home to a large supernova explosion that was observed just a few years ago.  Hubble continues to snap incredible images of the cosmos despite now being in service for over three decades. Our …

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Hubble spies distant galaxy in full bloom

July 8th, 2019

Spring may already be in our rear-view mirror but NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is still in the mood for things that bloom. In a new post, NASA showcases a recent snapshot of a galaxy called NGC 972 which was captured by the powerful telescope. The galaxy is in the midst of a growth spurt, with …

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NASA’s Spitzer telescope refuses to die

June 13th, 2019

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope is finally nearing the end of an absolutely incredible journey. The spacecraft has been peering deep into space for well over a decade and a half, and it’s outlived its original planned mission timeline by over 11 years. In that time, it’s made some incredible discoveries and offered scientists new insights …