Results tagged “telescopes” from Sunday Mercury - Weird Science
See how the planned 80-foot Giant Magellan Telescope will look after its completion in 2018 atop a mountain in Chile's Atacama Desert.
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Astronomers have spotted signs of life after pointing the world's largest telescope at the Moon.
But ET has not been hiding next door. The biological fingerprints discovered in moonlight were left by life on Earth.
The scientists were analysing the faint "earthshine" caused by reflected light from the Earth bouncing off the lunar surface.
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The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array adio telescope array in Chile captured this shot of a combined view of the Antennae Galaxies, which are about 75 million light-years from Earth.
The image reveals a view of the universe that cannot be seen at all by visible-light and infrared telescopes.
Located a mere 350 quintillion kilometers away - that's 35 million light years - the Leo Triplet is a set of three interacting spiral galaxies, each much like our own Milky Way
It's unusual for a professional observatory to get all three in the same image, but the VLT Survey Telescope has a 268 megapixel camera, making it a snap to take a family portrait: