In a super-arid desert at an altitude of 5,000 meters, with almost no humidity or vegetation, the world's largest ground-based astronomy project opens for business ready to probe the universe with unprecedented might.
AFP (Feb. 19, 2013) After a decade under construction, the world's biggest astronomical project, the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA), a telescope built to look into deep space from the Chilean desert, will be ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Nov. 26, 2012) The E-ELT, or European Extremely Large Telescope, is set to be the world's most powerful telescope ever. It's a project of the European Southern Observatory. It's not due to go into operation for ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (July 21, 2013) Known as the E-ELT for short, the European Extremely Large Telescope will be located at the European Southern Observatory, the ESO. At the moment, parts of the spyglass are being assembled in ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Oct. 29, 2012) A massive radio telescope for use in space observation was unveiled Sunday at the foot of Sheshan Mountain in Shanghai, China.
The telescope will be used to track and collect data from satellites and ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Sep. 29, 2013) Is the earth unique? Or is there life somewhere else out there in space? The NASA built space telescope Kepler was designed to give us some initial answers to these questions. The flying telescope ... watch video
AFP (Apr. 20, 2015) With the Hubble Space Telescope celebrating its 25th anniversary on April 24, 2015, AFPTV takes a look at Hubble's control room and gets a sneak peek inside the space center assembling the James Webb ... watch video
AFP (Sep. 6, 2013) Its mission: to track distant galaxies, young stars and black holes with unprecedented accuracy. The Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer, or MUSE, has just been completed in France, and it's now set to ... watch video
July 1, 2015 A new study shows that targeting plants with red and blue LEDs provides energy-efficient lighting in contained environments, a finding that could advance the development of ... read more
June 30, 2015 NASA's Swift satellite detected a rising tide of high-energy X-rays from the constellation Cygnus on June 15, just before 2:32 p.m. EDT. About 10 minutes later, the Japanese experiment on the ... read more
July 1, 2015 Astronomers have confirmed the existence of a young giant gas planet still embedded in the midst of the disk of gas and dust surrounding its parent star. For the first time, ... read more
Nov. 9, 2012 Australia's newest radio telescope is predicted to find an unprecedented 700,000 new galaxies, say scientists planning for CSIRO's next-generation Australian Square Kilometre Array ... read more
Sep. 17, 2012 Eight billion years ago, rays of light from distant galaxies began their long journey to Earth. That ancient starlight has now found its way to a mountaintop in Chile, where the newly-constructed ... read more
Dec. 27, 2010 A team of astronomers has determined that the era of first fast growth of the most massive black holes occurred when the universe was only about 1.2 billion years old -- not two to four billion years ... read more