A team of European astronomers recently conducted the first use of AI to identify 56 new gravitational lenses from a mountain of survey data.
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Great progress is being made on the European Extremely Large Telescope. Construction of the dome and the main telescope was marked by the “First Stone” ceremony held at the telescope’s site in Chile.
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A new image of the Small Magellanic Cloud reveals its population of stars in stunningly rich detail.
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An international team of scientists claim that a superluminous event in a distant galaxy was caused by a star being ripped apart by a supermassive black hole.
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If you’ve ever stood outside after twilight has passed, or a few hours before the sun rises at dawn, then chances are you’ve witnessed the phenomenon known as zodiacal light. This effect, which looks like a faint, diffuse white glow in the night sky, is what happens when sunlight is reflected off of tiny particles […]