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The NASA DART spacecraft impacted the asteroid Dimorphos on September 26 at 4:14pm PDT. The images from the LCO 1-m telescope in South Africa show the expanding cloud of ejecta, twelve and fifteen minutes after the moment of impact.

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Galaxy NGC 1309. Image Credit:  NASA, ESA, The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), and A. Riess (JHU/STScI).

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Sandy Seale | 14 Jun 2022

Moon Over Us astronomy club students from India, showing their certificates

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Edward Gomez | 10 May 2022
We are piloting a new program for school-based astronomy clubs, called Global Sky Clubs to support research projects in schools using our robotic telescopes.

2019 LCO summer interns

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Sarah Rettinger | 14 Mar 2022

This simulation of a supermassive black hole shows how it distorts the starry background and captures light, producing a black hole silhouettes. Image Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center; background, ESA/Gaia/DPAC.

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Sandy Seale | 18 Feb 2022

Launch of the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART Mission) as seen from Vandenberg Space Force Base on November 23, 2021.  Image Credit: Tim Lister, LCO.

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Randy Johnson and Big Binocs

People of LCO
03 Dec 2021

Network Facilities Manager

Students in the HI STAR program demonstrating their work in astronomy.

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Sandy Seale | 24 Sep 2021

Edward Gomez using 3 different-sized balls to demonstrate the science behind a supernova explosion at Hong Kong Science Festival.

People of LCO
17 Sep 2021

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This image depicts a young star named GM Aur eating up gas and dust particles of a protoplanetary disk, which is represented by the green material surrounding the bright star. Image by M. M. Romanova

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Sandy Seale | 08 Sep 2021

A Night View of the New 1m Telescope from its Dome at Teide Observatory. Image Credit:  LCO.

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