The latest road map to U.S. astronomy’s next decade recommends a smaller space telescope, ground-based facilities, and an institutional effort to create an inclusive and equitable field.
Thanks to last-minute telescope time, researchers pieced together the sequence of events that caused Betelgeuse’s Great Dimming last year.
Proxima Centauri recently let loose a blast of radiation, and ground- and space-based telescopes detected the record-setting event at wavelengths ranging from radio to the ultraviolet.
Climate change appears to be directly and indirectly affecting the view from at least one observatory while threatening the existence of others.
Aliens spying on us from afar is a common science fiction trope. Soon we might know what E.T. would see through a telescope. And that information could help identify other Earth-like planets.
Nancy Grace Roman’s namesake telescope will search for distant worlds and the earliest galaxies.
Using upcoming ground- and space-based telescopes, scientists hope to make similar observations of the skies of distant, Earth-like exoplanets.
Linking an existing network of radio telescopes with satellite radar would make it possible to measure ground displacements in a globally consistent way, scientists propose.
Thanks to some crucial calibrations, the world’s biggest solar telescope will have a clearer view of the Sun.
To peer into the farthest reaches of the universe, you must first build a giant underwater telescope.