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Dark Energy Camera Captures Bright, Young Stars Blazing Inside Glowing Nebula

The 570-megapixel US Department of Energy-fabricated Dark Energy Camera at NOIRLab’s Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile is one of the most powerful tools in astronomy and astrophysics. To commemorate its first decade of discovery and...
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Tololo celebra 10 años de la Cámara de Energía Oscura con impresionante imagen

La Cámara de Energía Oscura de 570 megapíxeles, que se encuentra en Cerro Tololo de NOIRLab en Chile y AURA, es una de las herramientas más poderosas en astronomía y astrofísica. Para conmemorar su primera década de descubrimiento y...
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Sharpest Image Ever of Universe’s Most Massive Known Star

By harnessing the capabilities of the 8.1-meter Gemini South telescope in Chile, which is part of the International Gemini Observatory operated by NSF’s NOIRLab, astronomers have obtained the sharpest image ever of the star R136a1, the most...
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Desde Chile capturan imagen de la estrella más gigante del universo conocido

Un equipo de astrónomos logró lo que hasta la fecha es la imagen más nítida de R136a1, la estrella más masiva del Universo, gracias a la avanzada tecnología del telescopio de 8,1 metros de Gemini Sur que se encuentra en Chile y que opera...
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Detectan colisión galáctica desde Gemini Norte

Una nueva imagen capturada por el telescopio Gemini Norte, en Hawai‘i, registra un par de galaxias espirales chocando entre sí y comenzando un proceso de fusión a 60 millones de años luz de distancia. Se trata de NGC 4568 y de NGC 4567, dos...
9-Aug-2022 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Colliding Galaxies Dazzle in Gemini North Image

An evocative new image captured by the Gemini North telescope in Hawai‘i reveals a pair of interacting spiral galaxies — NGC 4568 and NGC 4567 — as they begin to clash and merge. These galaxies are entangled by their mutual gravitational field...
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Gemini Telescopes Help Uncover Origins of Castaway Gamma-Ray Bursts

A number of mysterious gamma-ray bursts appear as lonely flashes of intense energy far from any obvious galactic home, raising questions about their true origins and distances. Using data from some of the most powerful telescopes on Earth and in...
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Telescopios Gemini colaboran con descubrimiento sobre origen de los estallidos de rayos gamma

Una serie de misteriosos estallidos de rayos gamma se produjeron aparentemente como solitarios destellos de intensa energía, lejos de cualquier galaxia, lo que generó dudas sobre sus procedencias y distancias. Sin embargo, los astrónomos hallaron...
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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.
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