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New Project Blue space telescope to image exoplanets in Alpha Centauri

New Project Blue space telescope to image exoplanets in Alpha Centauri Now a just-announced collaboration called Project Blue has been founded to launch a lightweight, low-overhead space telescope, to look at the two largest stars in that system, Alpha Centauri A and B.The idea is that the Project Blue telescope would directly image any orbiting planets within the stars’ habitable zones.

New space pics show off the greatest kitten toe beans in all the universe

New space pics show off the greatest kitten toe beans in all the universe The European Southern Observatory (ESO) proves once and for all that cats and space belong together, releasing a new image that showcases some glorious cat toe beans in space.The Cat's Paw Nebula (as it's legit called) was first viewed by UK scientist John Herschel in 1837, according to the ESO.

Astronomers built an 'Earth-sized' telescope to peer into black holes

Astronomers built an 'Earth-sized' telescope to peer into black holes Scientists are harnessing a global network of radio telescopes to glimpse at the gigantic black hole at the center of the Milky Way.The goal is to capture the first-ever images of a black hole and glean more data about these mysterious gravity-pulling fields.

These images show the spectacular results of a star being born

These images show the spectacular results of a star being born A powerful telescope has captured the rainbow-colored remains of an ancient star birth.This story began around 100,000 years ago, when two adolescent protostars (very young stars) grew increasingly angsty about being stuck in their stellar nursery.

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Life-seeking telescopes, scuba arms, and more

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Life-seeking telescopes, scuba arms, and more Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there — alongside some real gems.The PLANETS Foundation believes that we can find life outside of the solar system within a decade.

NASA’s latest image of the James Webb Space Telescope is beautiful

NASA’s latest image of the James Webb Space Telescope is beautiful Now that spring has arrived, NASA has released a new image of the largest and most expensive space telescope in history — and, in our eyes, it’s the most glorious yet.After two decades of construction, the agency announced the completion of the James Webb Space Telescope last November, following the first important pretest to measure its primary mirror.

This Week in Space: Cassini, the James Webb Space Telescope, and Bricks

This Week in Space: Cassini, the James Webb Space Telescope, and Bricks NASA finally unfurled the James Webb Space Telescope!There, mission techs and scientists will test and calibrate the telescope’s instruments.