Hubble telescope celebrates 21st birthday in style

This week, the Hubble Space Telescope turned 21! Shots? Well, not for this special birthday.

DARPA's new telescope is ready for aliens

The Air Force and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have just created the world’s coolest telescope, strong enough to see all those aliens on other planets. 

Board formed to take world's largest telescope to next stage of development

The world’s biggest radio telescope project has taken a step closer to reality with the establishment of a founding board by nine national governmental and research organisations.

South Pole neutrino observatory completed

The world's largest neutrino observatory was completed on Saturday, with the installation of the final string of optical sensors in the IceCube Neutrino Observatory.

Report calls for new telescope to search for alien planets

The National Research Council is calling for an infrared space telescope as the top priority for NASA astrophysicists over the next ten years.

WISE completes first all-sky survey

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, WISE, completed its first survey of the entire sky over the weekend.

New telescope set to be ten times more powerful than Hubble

The world's most powerful telescope - a ground-based one, no less - has made its first set of observations.