A Supercomputer has been Designed to run the World's Largest Telescope

When complete, the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) will be the largest radio telescope array in the entire world. To sort through all its data, the “brain” for this massive array will consist of two supercomputers.

Hubble's One Picture Containing 265,000 Galaxies

Hubble’s latest contribution comes in the form of a deep-sky mosaic image that was constructed using 16 years’ worth of observations. Known as the “Hubble Legacy Field“ it contains roughly 265,000 galaxies.

TESS finds its first Earth-size planet

The planet-hunting TESS spacecraft has found its first Earth-size planet orbiting a star located about 53 light years away. The star, HD 21749a, also hosts at least one other world, a warm “sub-Neptune” planet.

It's Finally here. The First Ever Image of a Black Hole

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has revealed the first-ever image of a black hole. The black hole in this image resides at the center of M87, a massive galaxy that’s in the Virgo cluster of galaxies.

Scientists track a giant storm on Neptune for the first time

It is the sixth storm scientists have been able to document since 1989 when NASA's Voyager 2 probe first flew past Neptune, but it is the first whose birth and development was documented.

Astronomers discover 83 supermassive black holes

Astronomers from Japan, Taiwan and U.S. have discovered 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes in the distant universe, from a time when the universe was only 5 percent of its age.

Milky Way tips the scales at 1.5 trillion solar masses

Using ESA's Gaia spacecraft and NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have come up with the most accurate measurement yet of the Milky Way’s total mass. It contains about 1.5 trillion times the mass of Earth’s Sun.

Future Telescopes could Detect Starships Powered by Black Hole

Recent U.S. study suggests how surveys using gamma telescopes could find evidence of spacecraft powered by tiny artificial black holes. The concept of a black hole-powered spacecraft was first introduced by science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke.

Astronomers Just Found 300,000 Hidden Galaxies in Just a Tiny Patch of Sky

A release of data gathered by the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) telescope network in Europe has discovered more than 300,000 potential galaxies in a tiny corner of the northern sky.

Deepest Image of the Universe Ever Taken

It has taken researchers almost three years to produce this deepest image of the Universe ever taken from space, by recovering a large quantity of ‘lost’ light around the largest galaxies in the iconic Hubble Ultra-Deep Field.

Fossil from the Big Bang discovered

A relic cloud of gas, orphaned after the Big Bang, has been discovered in the distant universe by astronomers using the world's most powerful optical telescope, the W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, Hawaii.

Hubble took First Picture After Returning to Service

The Hubble Space Telescope is a hero in the astronomy world - serving 25 years in space. And when it suffered a malfunctioning on October 5th, it took a heroic effort on the part of the Hubble team to get it working again.

First detailed observations of material orbiting close to a black hole

The novel GRAVITY instrument has discovered clumps of gas swirling around at about 30 per cent of the speed of light on a circular orbit just outside the innermost stable orbit of a four million mass black hole.

Goodbye, Kepler Space Telescope

NASA's planet-hunting telescope has run out of fuel after a nine-year mission that found more than 2,600 planets orbiting other stars along with thousands of candidate worlds.

A swarm of robots assembled to detect effects of dark energy

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, or DESI, is being assembled for a five-year mission at the prime focus of the Mayall Telescope, to measure the spectra of more than 30 million galaxies and quasars.