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New Images Released by NSF’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope released eight new images of the Sun, previewing the exciting science underway at the world’s most powerful ground-based solar telescope. The images feature a variety of...
21-May-2023 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Los misteriosos anillos de Quaoar

Una ocultación estelar reciente reveló la presencia de un segundo anillo alrededor del candidato a planeta enano denominado Quaoar. A través del instrumento ‘Alopeke del Telescopio Gemini Norte en Hawai‘i, operado por NOIRLab de NSF, los...
18-May-2023 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rings of Quaoar

A recent stellar occultation has revealed the presence of a second ring around the dwarf planet candidate Quaoar. Using the ‘Alopeke instrument on the Gemini North telescope in Hawai‘i operated by NSF’s NOIRLab, astronomers detected tiny...
18-May-2023 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Radiant Protostars and Shadowy Clouds Clash in Stellar Nursery

The massive, star-forming interstellar cloud Lupus 3 is captured with the 570-megapixel US Department of Energy-fabricated Dark Energy Camera at NSF’s NOIRLab’s Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. The dazzling central region of...
17-May-2023 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Un criadero estelar de luces y sombras

Un instante de la enorme nube interestelar de formación de estrellas Lupus 3, capturado por la Cámara de Energía Oscura de 570-megapíxeles desde el Observatorio de Cerro Tololo de NOIRLab, en Chile. La brillante región central de esta nube en...
17-May-2023 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rubin Observatory Reaches Major Milestone

Vera C. Rubin Observatory has passed a major construction milestone: the telescope structure is ready to be outfitted with a full-size replica of its 8.4-meter mirror and stand-ins for its 3200-megapixel LSST Camera and other critical optical...
10-May-2023 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Observatorio Rubin logra importante hito

El Observatorio Vera C. Rubin alcanzó un importante hito en su construcción luego que la estructura del telescopio ya está en condiciones para recibir una réplica exacta de su espejo de 8,4 metros y los componentes para la Cámara LSSTde 3.200...
10-May-2023 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Por primera vez astrónomos observan un planeta devorado por su estrella

Un equipo de astrónomos registró la primera evidencia de una estrella moribunda, similar al Sol, devorando un exoplaneta, gracias a observaciones realizadas con el telescopio de Gemini Sur en Chile, que opera NOIRLab de NSF y Observatorio AURA. La...
2-May-2023 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sunspot cycle is stabilizing, according to worldwide panel of experts

A consortium of solar science experts, including Dr. Gordon Petrie of the NSF’s National Solar Observatory, declared consensus on the next solar cycle. The astronomers predict the next solar cycle will be very similar to the last one.
17-Sep-2020 12:40 PM EDT

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