A Crisis in Cosmology – W. M. Keck Observatory

A Crisis in Cosmology – W. M. Keck Observatory

Maunakea, Hawaii – A group of astronomers led by University of California, Davis has obtained new data that suggest the universe is expanding more rapidly than previously thought.

The study comes on the heels of a hot debate over just how fast the universe is ballooning; measurements thus far are in disagreement.

The team’s new measurement of the Hubble Constant, or the expansion rate of the universe, involved a different method. They used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope (HST) in combination with W. M. Keck Observatory’s Adaptive Optics (AO) system to observe three gravitationally-lensed systems. This is the first time ground-based AO technology has been used to obtain the Hubble Constant

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A Crisis in Cosmology – W. M. Keck Observatory Maunakea, Hawaii – A group of astronomers led by University of California, Davis has obtained new data that suggest the universe is expanding more rapidly than previously thought. The study comes on the heels of a hot debate over just how fast Continue Reading

NASA launches a new planet-hunting telescope using a giant balloon

NASA launches a new planet-hunting telescope using a giant balloon – TechCrunch

A new telescope will seek out planets that resemble Earth from a height of around 125,000 feet, using special optical technology that will filter out light from the stars they orbit to provide a better view. The telescope is the product of UMass Lowell, and took off on Tuesday morning from Fort Sum…

Source: techcrunch.com/2019/10/01/nasa-launches-a-new-earth-like-planet-hunting-telescope-using-a-giant-balloon/

NASA launches a new planet-hunting telescope using a giant balloon – TechCrunch A new telescope will seek out planets that resemble Earth from a height of around 125,000 feet, using special optical technology that will filter out light from the stars they orbit to provide a better view. The telescope Continue Reading