Tag: telescope

Celebrating 34 Years of the Hubble Telescope

April 27, 2024

Today marks the 34th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Telescope, back on April 24, 1990. It was sent into space aboard the Discovery space shuttle. Even today, NASA proudly celebrates its contribution to space exploration through this remarkable telescope. Located 589 kilometers above the Earth’s surface, the Hubble Telescope continues to explore the…

The most powerful pulsar in the world

January 5, 2023

Scientists have discovered the world’s most powerful pulsar star. The pulsar, named VT 1137-0337, was discovered in a star cluster 395 million light-years from Earth. The radiation from this pulsar star is strong enough to push nearby particles to the speed of light. The pulsar was discovered by the Very Large Array Sky Survey telescope…

The construction work of the world’s largest telescope has begun.

December 7, 2022

Known as SKA, the original name of this radio telescope is the Square Kilometer Array. Its construction work is expected to be completed by 2028. The SKA is based at the University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, England. One of SKA’s great quests is to trace the entire history of hydrogen, the most…

Discovered a planet four times the size of Earth! Researchers search for the presence of life

June 6, 2022

Astronomers were watching a dwarf star closely. Meanwhile, there was a small movement of light from the dwarf star. Researchers now speculate that the planet responsible for this may have favorable conditions for life. Astronomers are now hoping for extraterrestrial life on the dwarf star Rose 508, 36.5 light-years from Earth, and on a planet…

James Webb has opened the golden glass mirrors.

March 20, 2022

The image of the star 84406 was taken by the James Webb Telescope after the completion of the mirror arrangement known as the ‘Fine Facing’. The James Webb Telescope is beyond the reach of the Hubble Space Telescope. We too can wait for the secrets to be revealed. NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope


February 26, 2022

Habex is a space telescope designed to detect terrestrial orbits around bright stars. (Habitable Exoplanet Imaging Mission-HabEx). Habex is looking for stars as bright as the sun. Planets in their habitable zone and the presence of water and methane on such planets will be examined. Water and methane are signs of life. Water is the…

The Ghost Nebula

February 13, 2022

IC 63 — nicknamed the Ghost Nebula — is about 550 light-years from Earth. The nebula is classified as both a reflection nebula — as it is reflecting the light of a nearby star — and as an emission nebula — as it releases hydrogen-alpha radiation. Both effects are caused by the gigantic star Gamma…

Thanks Kepler

December 30, 2021

Kepler was a deep space telescope orbiting the Sun at a distance of 3 million kilometers from Earth. We were not sure if there were any planets outside the Solar System. Since then, and running out of fuel in 2018, its photometer has shown us about 2,600 aliens. There are a number of hellish planets…