A state-of-the-art telescope for detecting optical signatures of gravitational waves — built and operated by an international research collaboration, led by the University of Warwick — has been officially launched.
Previous studies suggest only 10 percent of all quasars feature halos. A recent survey of quasars by the very large telescope's Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) instrument yielded 19 quasars — all with halos.
Even operating at a quarter of its eventual capacity, South Africa's MeerKAT radio telescope showed off its phenomenal power Saturday, revealing 1,300 galaxies in a tiny corner of the universe where only 70 were known before.
US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is doing all it can to fix its expensive Kepler telescope that has entered emergency mode 75 million miles from home, putting at risk the world’s greatest hope to find habitable planets beyond the boundaries of our solar system.