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The time-lapse telescope that will transform our view of the universe

September 2, 2022 | New Scientist

The Vera C. Rubin Observatory will scan the whole southern sky every three nights. From short-lived supernovae to alien megastructures, here are some of the fleeting cosmic phenomena it could capture

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NASA’s new telescope shows star death, dancing galaxies

July 14, 2022 | King5

King5 talks with Thomas Quinn, UW Astronomy, about James Webb Space Telescope’s new images released on July 12th by NASA.

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How ‘Big Data’ could help SETI researchers intensify the search for alien civilizations

June 23, 2022 | GeekWire, Alan Boyle

University of Washington astronomer James Davenport and his colleagues lay out the plan in a research paper submitted to the arXiv pre-print server this month. The idea is also the subject of a talk that Davenport’s giving this week at the Breakthrough Discuss conference in California.

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Killer Asteroids Are Hiding in Plain Sight. A New Tool Helps Spot Them.

May 31, 2022 | New York Times

The discovery of 104 asteroids by the Asteroid Institute, using the THOR algorithm running on our Asteroid Discovery Analysis and Mapping (ADAM) cloud-based astrodynamics platform!

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