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Webb Telescope gets its wings

A massive backplane that will hold the primary mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope nearly motionless while it peers into space is another step closer to completion with the recent assembly of the support structure's wings.

Mar 17th, 2013

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Stellar baby boom

Astronomers observe starburst galaxies in early space with the ALMA telescope - and discover the most distant detection of water published to date

Mar 13th, 2013

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Extremely rare triple quasar found

For only the second time in history, a team of scientists--including Carnegie's Michele Fumagalli--have discovered an extremely rare triple quasar system.

Mar 12th, 2013

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Astronomers conduct first remote reconnaissance of another solar system (w/video)

Researchers have conducted a remote reconnaissance of a distant solar system with a new telescope imaging system that sifts through the blinding light of stars. Using a suite of high-tech instrumentation and software called Project 1640, the scientists collected the first chemical fingerprints, or spectra, of this system's four red exoplanets, which orbit a star 128 light years away from Earth.

Mar 11th, 2013

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