telescopes

Could a Gigantic Lunar Telescope Reveal the Very First Stars?

Could a Gigantic Lunar Telescope Reveal the Very First Stars?

A team of astronomers is reviving an idea that NASA sidelined a decade ago, in which a huge observatory would be installed on the Moon. Dubbed the “Ultimately Large Telescope,” the facility would easily outperform every other telescope in its class and spot objects that are predicted by theory but…

Damaged SETI Observatory Could Be Sidelined for Months

Damaged SETI Observatory Could Be Sidelined for Months

The iconic Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico was damaged last week when a large cable fell onto the radio telescope’s main reflector dish. We’re now learning more about this unfortunate incident, including how long it might take until the beleaguered observatory is back online.