- O/IR System
Reidar Hahn, Fermilab
In a drama taking place in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a close companion galaxy to the Milky Way, a rare star is speeding out of the galaxy at 300,000 miles per hour. The first runaway yellow supergiant star ever discovered, and only the second evolved runaway star found in another galaxy, the star was once a member of a binary star system and was ejected at high speed when its companion star exploded as a supernova. The discovery was made using the CTIO 4-m Blanco telescope.
Read more in Lowell Observatory press release.
DECam Community Science Workshop 2018: Science Highlights, Coming Opportunities, LSST Synergies.
May 21-22, 2018
New Chapter Begins for Kitt Peak Telescope: Over the next 15 months, the telescope will prepare for the installation of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument.
Peering back in time, to when the Universe was only 5% of its current age, astronomers have spotted the most distant supermassive black hole discovered yet. Read more in NOAO Press Release 17-07.
Interstellar interloper 1I/2017 U1, recently spotted streaking through the Solar System, provides an up close look at an object from another planetary system.