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Ten years after launch, financial problems may mean the demise of the Spitzer space telescope. Today, we review its history and discuss its possible future.
The Kepler Space Telescope gets a promising second chance with a new mission called “K2″.
I recently participated in an engineering trip to the SOAR Telescope in Chile, where I helped with numerous maintenance and upgrades for the Goodman Spectrograph.
NASA is looking for a new mission for the damaged Kepler space telescope. Here are some ideas.
By sending a chamber of dust on a suborbital ballistic rocket, the authors of this paper hope to find out how planetesimals form.
Highlights from the International Astronomical Union Symposium on “Exploring the Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems”.
An array of cosmic ray telescopes in western Utah is determining the origin of the most energetic particles in the Universe.