NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory 4 Jan 2010, 17:00 UTC An elliptical galaxy in the Fornax cluster that contains an ultraluminous X-ray source.
ESO Top News 4 Jan 2010, 14:20 UTC The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has passed a key milestone crucial for the high quality images that will be the trademark of this revolutionary new tool for astronomy. Astronomers and engineers have, for the first time, successfully linked three of the observatory's antennas at the 5000-metre elevation observing site in northern Chile. Having three antennas observing in unison paves the way for precise images of the cool Universe at unprecedented resolution, by providing the missing link to correct errors that arise when only two antennas are used.
HubbleSite NewsCenter -- Latest News Releases 4 Jan 2010, 14:00 UTC Dr. John M. Grunsfeld has been appointed Deputy Director of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Md. effective January 4, 2010. He succeeds Dr. Michael Hauser, who stepped down in October. STScI is the science operations center for NASA's orbiting Hubble Space Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope planned to be launched in 2014.
Gemini Observatory 4 Jan 2010, 10:00 UTC Resources En Espanol - Version adaptada en Chile Image Credit:J.C. Martin et. al., Gemini Observatory/AURAread more
NASA's Ames Research Center News and Features 4 Jan 2010, 05:00 UTC NASA's Kepler space telescope, designed to find Earth-size planets in the habitable zone of sun-like stars, has discovered its first five new exoplanets.
NASA's Ames Research Center News and Features 31 Dec 2009, 05:00 UTC Kepler Mission scientists will reveal the space telescope’s latest discoveries at a news briefing in Washington on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010.
German Aerospace Center (DLR) 28 Dec 2009, 07:07 UTC The International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA) is coming to an end. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) celebrated IYA with exhibition 'Out of this World – Wonders of the Solar System' in the Gasometer Oberhausen and the 'Astronomy Question of the Week'. Once a week, DLR experts answered a question. Many interested parties took the opportunity to use the special IYA website to ask questions. The final Astronomy Question of the Week is: "How old is the universe?"