telescope Archive

astronomyCanada’s new digital radio telescope is finding many Fast Radio Bursts as planned

The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), a radio telescope in British Columbia, has detected a fast radio burst (FRB) on July 25, 2018. They detected the first-ever FRB at frequencies below 700 MHz. the signal was named FRB 180725A. …

astronomyGround based telescopes have surpassed Hubble Space Telescope in picture sharpness

It is now possible to capture images from the ground at visible wavelengths that are sharper than those from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Ground telescopes have been much bigger than the Hubble Space telescope and could capture more light. …

nasaGiant next generation space telescope will look at a version that could launch on a SpaceX BFR

NASA had funded a study that would examine SpaceX’s next-gen BFR rocket as an option for launching LUVOIR. The Large UV/Optical/IR Surveyor (LUVOIR) is a concept for a highly capable, multi-wavelength space observatory. On June 1, 2018, NASA HQ instructed …

astronomy2,000-20,000 rogue Moon to Jupiter planets per main sequence star

Previously, planets have been detected only in the Milky Way galaxy. Researchers show that quasar microlensing provides a means to probe extragalactic planets in the lens galaxy, by studying the microlensing properties of emission close to the event horizon of …

scienceESA Gaia mission makes billion star galaxy map but cannot detect Dyson Swarms

The European Space Agency Gaia mission will detect all celestial bodies down to magnitude 20. Gaia measures the positions, distances, space motions and many physical characteristics of some one billion stars in our Galaxy and beyond. For many years, the …

nasaNASA plans for next generation space telescopes

NASA teams are currently studying next-generation space telescopes for the 2020 Decadal Survey for Astrophysics. The next-generation space telescopes will be able to find and analyze of extraterrestrial biospheres and increase sensitivity by up to 1000 times on certain wavelengths. …

futureNASA’s Galactic Positioning System will enable autonomous spacecraft

A NASA space telescope called the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) has been used to develop a brand new technology with near-term, practical applications: a galactic positioning system. Without this system it is not possible to determine a spaceship’s …

futureNASA's Galactic Positioning System will enable autonomous spacecraft

A NASA space telescope called the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) has been used to develop a brand new technology with near-term, practical applications: a galactic positioning system. Without this system it is not possible to determine a spaceship’s …

exoplanetsNASA and Spacex target launching TESS planet hunting telescope within 9 hours

NASA and SpaceX are targeting the launch of NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for no earlier than 6:51 p.m. EDT. Frequent updates …

astronomyModular Active Self-Assembling Space Telescope Swarms

Dmitry Savransky, Cornell University, proposes a modular, self-assembling architecture enabling the construction of 30+ m diameter, reflective, space telescopes with active optics. The entire structure of the telescope, including the primary and secondary mirrors, secondary support structure and planar sunshield …