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Building the World’s Largest Telescope, a Mile Under Antarctic Ice
Imagine a telescope array that exceeds the height of the Empire State Building, the Chicago Sears Tower, and Shanghai’s World...
Lucifer Instrument Helps Astronomers See Through Darkness to Most Distant Observable Objects
No, those aren’t horns in the upper right
NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory Captures Star Torn Apart by Black Hole
We know that super-massive black holes can devour stars, and we know that stellar-mass black holes born of collapsing stars...
Biggest, Baddest Optical Telescope Finds Home Atop a Hawaiian Volcano
Hawaii’s cluster of telescopes on the dormant volcano of Mauna Kea will have to make room for a new big...
The Top 10 Telescopes of All Time
A look back at the 400-year-old art of assisted sky-gazing