Astronomy

Why refracting telescopes are popular

Astronomy
A good refractor is to be preferred when it comes to high-quality celestial observation, such as that ...

Haumea, the most peculiar of Pluto companions, has a ring ...

Astronomy
At the ends of the Solar System, beyond the orbit of Neptune, there is a belt of ...

A light in the dark: NASA sounding rocket probes the ...

Astronomy
Though stars and galaxies fill our night sky, most of the matter in the universe resides in ...

CARMENES instrument demonstrates its ability to find Earth-like planets

Astronomy
CARMENES instrument, developed by a consortium of eleven German and Spanish institutions and coordinated by the Institute ...

The material that obscures supermassive black holes

Astronomy
Black holes appear to play a fundamental role in how galaxies evolve throughout their life during a ...

Highest-energy cosmic rays have extragalactic origin

Astronomy
Cosmic rays are atomic nuclei that travel through space at speeds close to that of light. Low-energy ...

The unprecedented view of an exoplanet´s atmosphere

Astronomy
The search for planets outside our Solar System is, nowadays, one of the most active areas of ...

NASA’s one-year mission investigates how space affects astronauts’ functional performance

Astronomy
Adapting to the microgravity environment of space changes the way your brain interprets sensory signals, decreases muscle ...

Hubble delivers first hints of possible water content of TRAPPIST-1 ...

Astronomy
An international team of astronomers used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to estimate whether there might be ...

First light for MEGARA instrument on the Gran Telescopio Canarias

Astronomy
The first light for MEGARA, the new instrument on the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC), will allow the ...