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ALMA Telescope Can Directly Observe The Sun

Staring directly at the sun is obviously not a very smart thing to do. The damage to a person’s eyes can be significant and irreparable. But did you know that many telescopes have the same restriction?  The sun’s radiation and heat makes earthbound telescopes unable to function properly. In one case, the sun’s power resulted in the Swedish-ESO Submillimetre Telescope catching fire. In a series of just-released photos, however, we finally got to see the observational results of a new telescope. This one is designed to be able to…

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Read SkyNews To Understand The Wonders Of The Night Sky

For most of us, astronomy is a fascinating — but far-off — field of knowledge. We may look up at the night sky before we go to sleep, but few possess an actual in-depth understanding of what we are seeing. Sure, we can name the planets, but astronomical details and developments remain a mystery to most. But for those that are hoping to broaden their horizons and expand their knowledge of the intricacies of the night sky, an astronomy magazine like SkyNews — Canada’s magazine…

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Global Astronomy Month Takes Place Throughout April

Since Easter moved up to March this year, what is there to look forward to in April now, besides heaps of rain? Well, if you like peering into the sky or thinking about our place in the grand universe, then get ready for Global Astronomy Month, taking place throughout the entire month of April. Global Astronomy Month is the world’s largest celebration of astronomy and is organized by Astronomers Without Borders, a group that tries to bring the science and fun of outer space to…

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A New Generation of NASA’s Eyes

The Hubble Telescope advanced our knowledge of space in amazing and unexpected ways, and in four years, its successor promises to do the same, and more.

The James Webb Space Telescope, with its 18 gigantic mirror segments, is so powerful that the astrophysicists who developed it aren’t even sure what it will be capable of.

It has 100 times the capability of Hubble, which means we’ll be able to see the formation of the very first stars and galaxies after the Big Bang. If that doesn’t sound cool enough for you, here’s Peter Cullen, the voice of Optimus Prime, introducing the telescope.

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