More powerful than the Hubble Space Telescope, the $10 billion Webb will scan the cosmos for light streaming from the first stars and galaxies formed 13.7 billion years ago.
While BURST is not the first computer code to simulate conditions during the first few minutes of cosmological evolution, it can achieve better precision by a few orders of magnitude compared to its predecessors.
The space agency hasn't yet explained why this would happen.
The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope is meant to solve the mysteries of dark energy and seek out distant planets.
The world's largest mega scopes could find life outside our solar system.
"Am I that small? Is there really so much more out there, beyond my life, my world?" These are liberating thoughts for kids who largely believe the world revolves around them. Particularly this tech-saturated generation, where the world they know best fits in the palm of their hand -- aka their smartphones.
The newly discovered stars could either merge together or die in supernova explosions, leaving behind black holes.
"It's not just a stack of rocks. It's the focus of the energies of our pule — our prayers — our spiritual connection to the land. It's like a hate crime to us."
A solar telescope on Maui is facing opposition similar to the Thirty Meter Telescope on the Big Island.
If you make wedding photos for your sister, and all the relatives appear no larger than a dot, she probably won't be ordering prints. But in astronomy, that small image can sometimes be enough to make a major discovery
HONOLULU (AP) - The state land board on Friday will consider an emergency rule restricting access to a mountain considered
Specifically, he said: The announcement was made Dec. 4 by the European Southern Observatory, the multinational organization
Spiral galaxies like our Milky Way (a barred spiral galaxy) are nothing special--in fact, they're the most common type of
The E-ELT is designed to find and image Earth-like alien planets in the habitable zones of their stars, gather more data
Eccentric telescope pioneer and world-renowned astronomer John Dobson passed away this month at the age of 98. He revolutionized astronomy with a homemade telescope design now belovedly known as the Dobsonian Telescope and made the sky more accessible to the backyard star gazer.