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China’s showpiece Tianhe-2 computer. Photo courtesy of planetinvestigations.com World's fastest supercomputer entirely made in China China has built the world's fastest supercomputer using locally made microchips without using US technology.
20 июня 2016
Most powerful space telescope ever to launch in 2018 As the Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 25 years in space this week, NASA and its international partners are building an even more powerful tool.
22 апреля 2015
Chile hilltop razed for world's largest telescope Construction on the world's largest optical telescope began with a bang, as workers demolished a hilltop in Chile's Atacama desert.
20 июня 2014
When stars explode, it's a messy business When stars explode, it's a messy business. But the massive blasts are also useful, seeding the universe with such key elements as calcium, iron and titanium.
21 февраля 2014
James Webb Space Telescope. Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org Elements come together for next big telescope: NASA All the pieces of the most powerful space telescope ever are ready for assembly at NASA.
05 февраля 2014
©REUTERS Kazakhstan astronomers to help build unique telescope Kazakhstan astronomers will take part in the Ultraviolet international project of the World Space Observatory.
08 октября 2013
Japan's new rocket blasts off in laptop-controlled launch Japan's new solid-fuel rocket blasted off Saturday carrying a telescope for remote observation of planets in a launch coordinated from a laptop computer-based command centre.
15 сентября 2013
©REUTERS/NASA/JPL-Caltech/JHU Australia switches on telescope to explore universe origins Australia took a major step towards the ambitious Square Kilometre Array (SKA) astronomy project with the switching on Tuesday of a test telescope to explore the origins of the universe.
10 июля 2013
New technique finetunes quest for life on other worlds European astronomers said on Friday they had devised a technique to detect water in the atmosphere of planets orbiting other stars.
05 июля 2013
World's largest ground-based space array to open in Chile In a super-arid desert at an altitude of 5,000 meters, with almost no humidity or vegetation, the world's largest ground-based astronomy project opens for business Wednesday ready to probe the universe with unprecedented might.
13 марта 2013
Scientists spot birth of giant planet Astronomers using a powerful telescope in southern Chile have captured the first direct image of a protoplanet forming around another star, still embedded in thick gas and dust.
01 марта 2013
Australian observatory survives wildfire Telescopes at a global astronomy research hub appear to have survived a devastating Australian bushfire that destroyed nearby homes and damaged several buildings on the site.
14 января 2013
Hubble plumbs the universe, yields images of early galaxies The Hubble Space Telescope is giving scientists a look at the oldest galaxies ever seen, dating back some 13.3 billion years -- providing a glimpse into how the cosmos must have looked right after the Big Bang.
14 декабря 2012
Telescope. Photo courtesy of news.cornell.edu Giant Chile telescope spots unique spiral structure Astronomers using a powerful Chile-based telescope on Wednesday released a rare image of a spiral shell of cosmic dust and gas surrounding a red giant star.
12 октября 2012
Ancient star retains oddly youthful glow Scientists using a high-powered telescope in Chile have discovered an ancient star that seems oddly impervious to aging.
06 сентября 2012
World's largest 'Cherenkov' telecope launched in Namibia The huge "Cherenkov" telescope, the size of two lawn tennis courts and the biggest of its kind, has started to capture cosmic rays from its base in Namibia.
29 июля 2012
Spektr-UF telescope Kazakhstan to rent Russian equivalent of Hubble telescope Kazakhstan will rent Russian telescope Spektr-UF to be launched in space in 2016.
15 июня 2012
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