Scientists across the globe are planning to bulid a virtual telescope as big as earth by connecting a planet-wide system of telescopes across our planet thus to take detailed pictures of the black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.
A new space telescope concept, named the Aragoscope after French scientist Francois Arago who first detected diffracted light waves around a disk, could allow scientists to image space objects like black hole “event horizons” and plasma swaps between stars, said Cash of CU-Boulder’s Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy.
You think you’re pretty cool with your 13 or even 20-megapixel cameras on your smartphones – and those DSLR guys with their HDR shots, don’t get me started. Well, the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has both of them beat in getting DOE approval for the world’s most powerful camera.
The ESO Council has now decided to start building the new large European telescope E-ELT (European Extremely Large Telescope) on 1 January 2015. This begins the first phase of construction of the world’s largest telescope – with Danish participation.
Astronomers surprised to see a huge leap in fresh sand in the region of the star NGC 2547-ID8. The star was frequently tracked between August 2012 to January 2013, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, which saw a huge flood of fresh dust.
A new age of astronomy is dawning, thanks to an unprecedented building boom of big telescopes that are expected to shed light on dark energy, distant solar systems and other mysteries of the universe. So, let’s take a closer took at what these billion-dollar telescopes can do for astronomy in the decades to come.