Category Archives: Telescopes & Detection Equip.

Happy 28th Birthday Hubble

Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Launched onboard STS-31 Discovery from KSC LC-39B on April 24, 1990; we are embarking on the legendary Hubble Space Telescope’s 28th birthday week. There may be other important telescopes throughout history but none have … Continue reading

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Southern Milky Way above ALMA

Image credit & copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO)/Babak Tafreshi. Located 5,058 meters (16,597 ft.) high on the Chajnantor Plateau in Chile’s Atacama Desert (The driest desert in the world) sits the most powerful radio telescope as well as the most … Continue reading

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Airglow Sky

Image credit & copyright: Knate Myers. Here’s yet another gem from photographer Knate Myers. This was shot at the Very Large Array (VLA) in New Mexico which is still on my bucket (aka things I will likely never get do) … Continue reading

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Visitor at the Very Large Telescope (VLT)

Image Credit & Copyright: ESO/Alex Tudorica. What a beautiful image of the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at Paranal in Chile’s Atacama Desert. As you look at the detail in the night sky, you notice that you don’t see the vast … Continue reading

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ALMA on Watch

Image Credit & Copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO) Babek Tafreshi. I can’t get enough of these ALMA images.  Behind the closest antenna, the Milky Way galaxy rises vertically overhead and off in the distance like two snowballs on a glass … Continue reading

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The Messenger Must Die!

Image & Illustration Credit & Copyright: NASA/JHUAPL. With the burn up of Venus Express in late 2014-early 2015, one of our two eyes to the inferior (inner) planets was extinguished. Unfortunately, it seems that this week, by the end of … Continue reading

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Happy 25th Birthday Hubble!

Images Credit & Copyright: NASA. On April 24, 1990 at 08:33, STS-031 Discovery (OV-103) and crew lifted off from Launch Complex 39B (LC-39B) at Kennedy Space Center, Florida carrying what would become the single most important scientific instrument ever created … Continue reading

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