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NASA Craft Takes First Photo, Finds First Planet

NASA's TESS spacecraft just took its first photo of the night sky, and researchers using that image have found a planet around another star.

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Here's Why That Observatory Was Actually Closed
An observatory in New Mexico was mysteriously closed this month whil…
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The FBI Mysteriously Close New Mexico Observatory
Staff have been evacuated and the FBI has sent agents and a Blackhaw…
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NASA's New Planet-Hunting Satellite Picks Up Comet
NASA's recently launched TESS satellite gave its cameras a test run …
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The Best Telescopes To Get Started in Stargazing

So you've decided to look for Saturn. What scope should you buy?

For Just 2nd Time Ever, Meteor Hunters Recover Chunks of Rock They Tracked From Space
Scientists track a meteor through space and recover its remains after impact, proving we’re getting better at spotting potential cosmic…
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James Webb Space Telescope Delayed Yet Again, Launch Pushed Back to 2021

This is the third major delay announcement in less than a year.

The Flyeye Telescope Will Use Insect Vision To Save the World

Spotting space rocks before they squash humanity like a bug.

Extremely Large Telescope Construction Is Under Way in Chile

The ELT will be the largest optical/near-infrared telescope in the world, with a primary mirror stretching 39 meters.

The Math Behind Discovering Exoplanets

How we learn so much from seeing so little.

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The James Webb Telescope Could Find the Very First Stars

A little bit of luck, a little bit of galaxy-level refraction, and there you go.

NASA's Next Great Planet Hunter Has Arrived
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), set to launch April 16, will find thousands of new exoplanets to search for signs of …
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James Webb Space Telescope Delayed Again, This Time Until May 2020
NASA is only 70 percent confident it can meet a May 2020 launch date, and the cost for the project is likely to break its $8 billion bu…
Kepler Space Telescope Is Almost Out of Fuel

The exoplanet-hunting telescope is on its last legs.

NASA's James Webb Telescope Likely To Be Delayed Yet Again

Bad vibrations causing headaches for the Hubble successor.

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Bitcoin Fever Is Screwing Over Alien Hunters

The global run on GPUs to mine cryptocurrency is a thorn in the side of science.

The Deep Space Eye in the Desert
To be housed in a building 22 stories high, on a plateau of the Atacama Desert of Chile, the Giant Magellan Telescope will be the large…
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The James Webb Space Telescope Takes a Road Trip

A little cross-country journeybefore the giant leap into the unknown.