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Professional Telescopes

Site Picked for Giant Magellan Telescope

Another truly monster telescope of the future has just taken a step closer to reality.

Galaxies

A Galaxy with the Wrong Shape

A newly discovered dwarf galaxy in Hercules isn't like the millions of other "dwarf spheroidals" known in the universe. It's cigar shaped.

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Sharpening the 200-Inch

Using a double dose of new technology, astronomers have given an old telescope the sharpest vision ever achieved — besting even that of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Galaxies

A Starry Chemical Imbalance

New high-resolution images of dwarf galaxy IC 10 in Cassiopeia may help resolve an enduring mystery about this star-forming powerhouse.

Professional Telescopes

Rings of Uranus on Edge

For the first time since the rings of Uranus were discovered, astronomers are studying their edge-on view.

Professional Telescopes

Thirty Meter Telescope Moves Forward

Big telescopes cost big money. So it's a good thing that the world has some wealthy folks willing to help make big astronomy happen.

Galaxies

Galaxy Monster Mash

Astronomers using a battery of ground- and space-based telescopes have stumbled upon the most massive galaxy smashup ever seen.

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ESO's Sweet Ride

Astronomers unveil the latest thing in transporting giant telescopes.

Professional Telescopes

The New Largest Telescope in the World

With an aperture of 10.4 meters, Spain's new Gran Telescopio Canarias is about to assume the title.

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