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Zwicky Transient Facility First Light


A gallery if images from the Zwicky Transient Facility's (ZTF) first view of the universe, and its ultra-wide-field camera, based at the Palomar Observatory. (Space.com) More More

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Posted on 25 April 2018 | 7:12 pm | Google News

Mars Hill: Just in time for Easter, the Egg Nebula - Arizona Daily Sun


Arizona Daily Sun

Mars Hill: Just in time for Easter, the Egg Nebula
Arizona Daily Sun
Scientists soon realized that the object had earlier been documented by Swiss astronomer Fritz Zwicky, who catalogued it as a dwarf galaxy. Zwicky was a prolific scientist who spent the majority of his career working at Mount Wilson and Palomar ...

Posted on 31 March 2018 | 6:50 am | Google News

A 'Living Dead' Star That Could Shed Light on the Early Universe (Kavli Roundtable) - Space.com


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A 'Living Dead' Star That Could Shed Light on the Early Universe (Kavli Roundtable)
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Somehow, a star that apparently died around the time Elvis Presley released his first record endured only to die again — truly a "living dead" star. Astrophysicists suspect this apparent stellar zombie was a rare, colossal type of star with 50 to 100 ...

Posted on 5 March 2018 | 6:18 pm | Google News

Amateur astronomer catches first glimpses of birth of a supernova - Nature.com


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Amateur astronomer catches first glimpses of birth of a supernova
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Posted on 23 February 2018 | 1:33 pm | Google News

Cutting-edge camera at Palomar Observatory shoots action photos of the universe - The San Diego Union-Tribune


The San Diego Union-Tribune

Cutting-edge camera at Palomar Observatory shoots action photos of the universe
The San Diego Union-Tribune
A new robotic camera at Palomar Observatory is scanning the night sky to capture some of the most volatile and violent events in the universe, including stellar explosions and colliding neutron stars. The device is the linchpin of a program called the ...

Posted on 19 January 2018 | 10:06 pm | Google News

November's Stellar Space Pictures - Inside Science News Service


Inside Science News Service

November's Stellar Space Pictures
Inside Science News Service
Slideshow. The inaugural image taken by the Zwicky Transient Facility, featuring myriad galaxies and stars in. The Zwicky Transient Facility -- located in San Diego, California -- began this month by taking its very first image of the night sky ...

Posted on 30 November 2017 | 6:12 pm | Google News

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