• December 16, 2009
There are two cool stories circulating today on the theme of discovering new places in the cosmos.
• October 10, 2009
The Palomar Observatory adaptive optics image of the crater Cabeus remains the best I've seen from ground-based telescopes of the LCROSS impact site.
• October 09, 2009
Here's the sharpest optical image shown today of the Moon, from Palomar Observatory.
I am pretty sure this image shows the LCROSS impact plume and its shadow as seen from the MMT observatory in Arizona, but as Alan Boyle just pointed out, the time stamps indicate the photos were all taken before the nominal impact time.
• June 15, 2009
Timothy Reed explains how optical telescopes are tested for gravity sag, and the methods used to counteract or compensate for it.
• June 08, 2009
Taking a look at Jupiter's moon, Io, from Hawaii.
• May 22, 2009
Farewell to Hubble, Obama Calls, Astronauts Testify to Congress as Shuttle is Set to Land
• May 11, 2009
On Monday, if all goes well, we will launch the Space Shuttle to rejuvenate one the greatest scientific missions launched on or off the Earth: the Hubble Space Telescope.
• February 26, 2009
Planetary cartographer Phil Stooke has been working on a cool project to compose and compare maps of Mars that show how we saw the planet throughout the Space Age.
• January 28, 2009
In which I discover Earl Slipher's Mars: The Photographic Story.
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