First light from gravitational wave source observed. Astronomers across the world photographed the event of the collision between two neutron stars, 130 million light-years away.
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ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer has revealed the largest yellow star — and one of the ten largest stars found so far. This hypergiant has
Keck Observatory operates two ten-meter telescopes atop the summit of Mauna Kea Hawai’i. Keeping those telescopes on-sky every night is the summit crew of the
Having all four of the Unit Telescopes (UTs) working as one telescope observing the same object was a major step in the development of the
This artist’s concept illustrates a quasar, or feeding black hole, similar to APM 08279+5255, where astronomers discovered huge amounts of water vapor. Gas and dust
Cutting-edge VLTI GRAVITY instrument using optical interferometry, breaks new ground in exoplanet imaging, by revealing details of a storm-wracked exoplanet.
Astronomers captured the best ever image of a star’s surface and atmosphere.
A new NASA SunRISE mission will study causes of giant Solar particle storms, giant surges of solar particles that erupt off of the Sun.
An international team of astronomers has produced the first detailed images of the surface of a giant star outside our solar system.
This is a frame from a simulation of the merger of two black holes and the resulting emission of gravitational radiation (colored fields, which represent