Software Update: KDE Plasma 5.22.2

KDE has released version 5.22.2 of Plasma. Plasma Workspaces is a popular desktop environment developed primarily for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris. There are also versions for Windows and macOS, but they are much less advanced in their development. The KDE Plasma graphical user interface is based on QML and uses OpenGL for hardware acceleration. The … Read more

Hubble telescope discovers double quasar from ten billion years ago

NASA probably discovered a double quasar via the Hubble telescope. It concerns a pair that caught fire ten billion years ago. Quasars are rays of very intense light produced by huge black holes located at the center of galaxies. According to NASA, the Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a pair of quasars so close together … Read more

Astrophotographer spends twelve years making 1.7 gigapixel Milky Way photo

A Finnish astrophotographer has published a composite mosaic photo of the Milky Way with a resolution of 1.7 gigapixels. It has taken almost twelve years to create this high resolution photo. JP has Metsävainio his picture and all individual admissions on astrophotography blog published. The total shutter speed was approximately 1250 hours and the photos … Read more

Astrophotographer spends 12 years making 1.7 gigapixel Milky Way photo

A Finnish astrophotographer has published a composite mosaic image of the Milky Way with a resolution of 1.7 gigapixels. It took him almost twelve years to create this high-resolution photo. On an astrophotography blog, JP Metsavainio has published his photo and all kinds of individual shots. The total shutter speed was approximately 1250 hours and … Read more

NASA starts building space telescope that will make 3D map of galaxies

NASA begins final design and construction of hardware and software for the Spherex space telescope. The observatory should be launched in three or four years and will map the position of billions of galaxies using near-infrared light. NASA space agency writes that the Spherex has officially reached Phase C, meaning the preliminary design has been … Read more

Telescope camera takes the world’s largest photo from a single 3.2 gigapixel image

Scientists at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a US government laboratory, have taken digital photos with a resolution of 3200 megapixels. According to them, that is the highest resolution ever achieved with a single shot. The photos were taken with a combination of 189 image sensors that will eventually be used in the future camera … Read more

Musician Beck releases thirteen music videos based on NASA footage

American artist Beck, in collaboration with NASA and Osk Studio, has released thirteen music videos that use images from the American space agency. According to the makers, the images have been manipulated with artificial intelligence. The project has been published under the name Hyperspace: AI Exploration. It concerns thirteen music videos that were made for … Read more

NASA will bring the telescope with a 150-meter balloon to a height of 40 km

The American space agency NASA is working on a mission that will bring a telescope with a diameter of 2.5 meters with a large helium balloon into the stratosphere. The mission should provide insights into the evolution of galaxies. By placing the telescope in the stratosphere, it can observe wavelengths that are not visible from … Read more

Hubble Space Telescope was launched thirty years ago

The Hubble telescope celebrates its thirtieth anniversary. The astronomical crowd favorite was launched on April 24, 1990, exactly 30 years ago. Although the stargazer had many start-up problems, it definitely changed our view of the universe. All eyes have been on the James Webb Space Telescope for years, but the Hubble is still alive and … Read more

NASA shows video of solar wind created by Parker Solar Probe

The Parker Solar Probe was launched a year ago with the aim of studying the solar wind, among other things. NASA has published images of the solar wind made by the probe during its first “encounter” with the sun. A short NASA video shows images of the solar wind taken with both telescopes of the … Read more