astronomy

Excavation begins on Giant Magellan Telescope site in Chile

Excavation begins on Giant Magellan Telescope site in Chile

GMTO has announced the start of hard rock excavation for the Giant Magellan Telescope's massive concrete pier and the foundations for the telescope's enclosure on its site at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile.

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Postdoc Jaehan Bae: Protoplanetary Disks From Scratch

 Postdoc Jaehan Bae: Protoplanetary Disks From Scratch

In this postdoc spotlight, Rubin Postdoctoral Fellow Jaehan Bae discusses his approach to studying planet formation using computer simulations of the disks in which they form.

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Five Questions About Jupiter's New Moons with Scott Sheppard

Five Questions About Jupiter's New Moons with Scott Sheppard

Via YouTube: Scott Sheppard, lead scientist in the recent discovery of 12 moons of Jupiter, discusses the discovery and its implications for the history of this gas giant.

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A Dozen New Moons of Jupiter Discovered, Including One "Oddball"

A Dozen New Moons of Jupiter Discovered, Including One

Twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter have been found—11 "normal" outer moons, and one that they're calling an "oddball." This brings Jupiter's total number of known moons to a whopping 79—the most of any planet in our Solar System.

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New and Improved Way to Find Baby Planets

New and Improved Way to Find Baby Planets

New work from an international team of astronomers including Carnegie's Jaehan Bae used archival radio telescope data to develop a new method for finding very young extrasolar planets.

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Q&A: The Milky Way As You've Never Seen It

Q&A: The Milky Way As You've Never Seen It

DTM postdoc Tri Astraatmadja discusses the importance of the most comprehensive star catalogue of our Galaxy, a three-dimensional map recently unveiled by the European Space Agency's Gaia mission.

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