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The DESI Legacy Imaging Surveys have doubled the number of known
The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) is a brand-new instrument installed at the Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO). It’s ready to come online, and it follows on the heels of the DESI Legacy Imaging Surveys.
Powerful burst of X-rays and gamma rays in April 2020 turned out to be from a magnetar in a galaxy 11.4 million light-years away.
The first launch of 2021 took place on January 8th when Türksat-5A launched onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
The last launch of 2020 was an Arianespace Soyuz-2 for the CSO-2 mission on December 29th. CSO-2 is an Earth observation satellite intended for military and security applications from a Sun-synchronous orbit.
On December 27th, at 15:44 UTC, China launched the Yaogan-33R mission atop a Long March 4C rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China.
Members of the NANO Grav collaboration are looking for the ripples that pass through space-time when gravitational waves run through the universe.
In new work, researchers used ALMA to watch a galaxy ID2299 eject a massive amount of its cold gas content. Combined with rapid star formation, ID2299 will run out of gas in a few tens of million years.
By looking carefully at the timing of pulsars around the Milky Way, researchers can tease out the tiny motions due to the tiny weird acceleration associated with the expansion of our universe and determine the dark matter density.