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TELESCOPE NEWS

CES 2023: Unistellar’s Equinox 2 telescope lets amateur astronomers take great images

January 04, 2023 5:05 pm

Unistellar's new Equinox 2 automatically points itself at celestial objects that the user can select using the telescope's mobile app.

Work on world’s largest radio telescope begins in Australia, South Africa

December 10, 2022 1:13 pm

The world's largest radio astronomy facility is currently under construction in Australia and South Africa. Scientists will use the exceptionally powerful Square Kilometre Array (SKA) to probe the mysteries of the universe.

Mysteries of universe in focus for South African mega telescope

December 06, 2022 11:23 am

South Africa said it will add 133 dishes to its 64-dish MeerKAT radio telescope to create SKA-Mid in the next phase of developing a so-called Square Kilometre Array (SKA).

How this half-century-old telescope helped discover Saturn and Uranus rings, captured photo-electric images of stars

October 26, 2022 1:33 pm

The list of accomplishments of this 104-cm or one-metre-class optical telescope in Uttarakhand—built and the oldest to be operational in independent India—is long, as it marks its golden jubilee year in 2022.

Tiny meteoroid bops $10 billion Webb space telescope

June 09, 2022 10:31 pm

The little space rock hit the $10 billion telescope sometime in late May and left a small but noticeable effect in the telescope's data, NASA said in a statement, adding that it was the fifth and largest hit to the telescope since its December launch.

James Webb Space Telescope reaches orbital destination a million miles from Earth

January 25, 2022 11:26 am

We’re one step closer to uncovering the mysteries of the universe, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said.

James Webb Space Telescope: NASA begins mirror alignment process

January 13, 2022 2:58 pm

Consisting of 18 hexagonal segments of gold-plated beryllium metal, the primary mirror measures 21 feet 4 inches (6.5 m) in diameter.

Watch: Astronomers capture giant star’s death throes

January 07, 2022 6:12 pm

“It’s like watching a ticking time bomb,” said senior author Raffaella Margutti.

‘Webb telescope will certainly search for Earth-like planets’: Project scientist

December 10, 2021 9:21 pm

In an interview with indianexpress.com, Dr. Knicole Colón, James Webb Space Telescope Deputy Project Scientist for Exoplanet Science, explains how the mission will study exoplanets and their atmospheres.

NASA launches new x-ray observatory to explore universe’s most extreme, mysterious objects

December 10, 2021 10:12 am

SpaceX launched the spacecraft on its $214 million mission from Kennedy Space Center.

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