Meteor Tracked From Space Recovered in Africa

Scientists track a meteor through space and recover its remains after impact, proving we’re getting better at spotting potential cosmic dangers.

James Webb Space Telescope Delayed Yet Again

This is the third major delay announcement in less than a year.

The Flyeye Telescope Will Use Insect Vision

Spotting space rocks before they squash humanity like a bug.

Foundation Construction Begins in Chile for ELT
The ELT will be the largest optical/near-infrared telescope in the w…
The Math Behind Discovering Exoplanets

How we learn so much from seeing so little.

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The James Webb Telescope Could Find the Very First Stars

A little bit of luck, a little bit of galaxy-level refraction, and there you go.

NASA's Next Great Planet Hunter Has Arrived
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), set to launch April 16, will find thousands of new exoplanets to search for signs of …
James Webb Space Telescope Delayed Again, This Time Until May 2020
NASA is only 70 percent confident it can meet a May 2020 launch date, and the cost for the project is likely to break its $8 billion bu…
Kepler Space Telescope Is Almost Out of Fuel

The exoplanet-hunting telescope is on its last legs.

NASA's James Webb Telescope Likely To Be Delayed Yet Again

Bad vibrations causing headaches for the Hubble successor.

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Bitcoin Fever Is Screwing Over Alien Hunters

The global run on GPUs to mine cryptocurrency is a thorn in the side of science.

The Deep Space Eye in the Desert
To be housed in a building 22 stories high, on a plateau of the Atacama Desert of Chile, the Giant Magellan Telescope will be the large…
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The James Webb Space Telescope Takes a Road Trip

A little cross-country journeybefore the giant leap into the unknown.

China Is Building the World's Largest Steerable Radio Telescope

The upcoming Xinjiang Qitai 110-meter Radio Telescope will be able to hunt for distant galaxies and search for extraterrestrial life.

The First Mirrors for the Extremely Large Telescope Have Been Cast

They are the first mirrors of what will become the world's largest telescope.

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Look Up! A Super Blue Blood Moon Is Coming in January

You'll want to mark your calendars for this.

China's Next-Gen FAST Radio Telescope Is Already Finding Pulsars

The telescope will soon be able to search for pulsars in other galaxies.

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Launch Delayed to 2019
Originally slated for an October 2018 launch, the new flagship space telescope will have to wait another six months or so to fly to orb…
What is the Future of Space Telescopes?

To see planets like ours, we need to get past the glare of alien suns.

Is There an Earth-Like World Hiding at Alpha Centauri?

To find planets around Alpha Centauri, the closest star system to here, a group of dreamers needs your help.

Europe's Newest Exoplanet Hunter Is Built From Five Stock Digital Cameras

MASCARA is cheap, flexible, and only requires off-the-shelf digital cameras.

Europe Will Put 26 Telescopes on One Satellite to Hunt for Earth-Like Planets

The European Space Agency is looking for an Earth twin.

Watch This Cool Explanation of How Telescopes Work

Here's the science and mechanics behind how telescopes produce their incredible images.