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Telescopes fire lasers into space in awesome time-lapse video

The observatories at Hawaii's Mauna Kea send beams into the heavens in this gorgeous recording by Sean Goebel.

By Oct. 9, 2013

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Using space telescopes to measure black hole distortion

The ability to measure the distortion of space and time near the supermassive black holes lurking at the hearts of many, if not all, large galaxies may give astronomers a new tool for studying galactic evolution.

By Feb. 27, 2013

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New array of telescopes could help search for E.T.

Consisting of 13,000 individual antennas, the new Long Wavelength Array will scan the skies for black holes, dying stars, and even possible signals from alien civilizations.

By Jan. 27, 2011

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Everyone uses Twitter, even telescopes!

Jodrell Bank Observatory's telescopes have Twitter accounts now.

By May. 11, 2007

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Visiting Mauna Kea, the world's best spot for stargazing

Crave's Eric Mack recently trekked to the top of Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano to visit one of the most advanced observatories on Earth, the "eyes of humanity" in the middle of the Pacific.

By Feb. 19, 2014

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Peer into the heart of an exploding star

For the first time, we have telescopes strong enough to see the radioactivity at the heart of the supernova known as Cas A. What scientists have seen there helps unravel the mystery of how a star dies.

By Feb. 20, 2014

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'Comet of the Century' ISON coming into view this week

It could be the brightest comet in decades, or even centuries, and it's coming to visit for the holidays. It might also fizzle out.

By Nov. 7, 2013

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Wicked's Inferno isn't exactly a lightsaber, but who cares

We get hands-on time with the handheld Inferno and Lunar lasers, two powerful beams that can be used for all kinds of tricks.

By Jan. 3, 2014

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NASA asks citizen scientists to become ‘asteroid hunters’

In an effort to avoid a potential apocalypse, the space agency is holding a contest to get people to help it discover deadly asteroids.

By Mar. 10, 2014

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Crave Ep. 141: Steve Jobs action fig now with Apple 1 accessory

Take a look at a hyper-realistic Steve Jobs action figure complete with a mini Apple 1, and watch as telescopes fire lasers into space.

By Oct. 11, 2013