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Large Binocular Telescope web portal: The LBTO is located in southeastern Arizona at an altitude of 3200 meters, in the Coronado National Forest. Its headquarters is on the Tucson campus of the University of Arizona. The telescope has 2 identical 8.4 meter telescopes mounted side by side on a common mount. It has a fast focal ration of F/1.14. There are tours available...see website for more info>

Earth in crossfire on NASA hazardous asteroid map

The orbits of all known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) as of early 2013 are shown here. But none are worrisome threats over the next century. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Jupiter's icy moon Europa 'spouts water'

Signatures of water (blue) detected by Hubble are overlayed on an image of Europa, one of Jupiter's moons.

End for Herschel space telescope

The billion-euro Herschel observatory has run out of the liquid helium needed to keep its instruments and detectors at their ultra-low functioning temperature. This equipment has now warmed, meaning the telescope cannot see the sky. Herschel, which was sensitive to far-infrared and sub-millimetre light, was launched in 2009 to study the birth of stars and the evolution of galaxies. Its 3.5m mirror and three state-of-the-art instruments made it the most powerful observatory of its…