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6 common mistakes first-time stargazers make, and how to avoid them
Meet your new favorite hobby.
Astronomers discover disappearing radio source in the Milky Way’s center
The one-of-a-kind signal could be the first of a new type of object.
A tiny town on the Tibetan Plateau could be the new global hub for space telescopes
Known as 'the roof of the world,' the Plateau boasts clear skies and predictable weather—ideal conditions for the next powerhouse in space research.
Best Telescopes for Stargazing, Planets and More
With the right telescope, you can start spotting deep-sky objects.
Black hole jets got some stellar glam shots thanks to this giant telescope
The jets could play a crucial role in galaxy formation.
Scientists discovered four new Earth-sized rogue planets with no suns
Astronomers cleverly repurposed old technology to find these planetary needles in a galactic haystack.
The ‘double-disk’ shape of the Milky Way could be common across galaxies
That’s great news for astronomers.
An ambitious dark energy experiment just went live in Arizona
DESI will make a map of many millions of galaxies to chart the impact of dark energy.
Astronomers used telescopic ‘sunglasses’ to photograph a black hole’s magnetic field
The only thing harder to see than a black hole itself is a black hole’s magnetic field.
In Hawaii, an ancient observatory offers lessons for modern stargazers
Physicist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein spans the whitewashed history of astronomy in her new book, ‘The Disordered Cosmos.’