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Most-Distant Galaxy Helps Elucidate The Early Universe

Pasadena, CA— New work from an international team of astronomers including Carnegie’s Gregory Walth improves our understanding of the most-distant known astrophysical object— GN-z11, a galaxy 13.4 billion light-years from Earth. Formed 400 million years after the Big Bang, GN-z11 was previously determined by space telescope data to be the most-distant object yet discovered. In…

Next-Gen Astronomical Survey Makes Its First Observations Toward A New Understanding Of The Cosmos

Pasadena, CA— The Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s fifth generation collected its very first observations of the cosmos at 1:47 a.m. MDT on October 24, 2020. This groundbreaking all-sky survey will bolster our understanding of the formation and evolution of galaxies—including our own Milky Way—and the supermassive black holes that lurk at their centers. The newly-launched…

Online talks by LCO

On Thursday, August 13, Las Campanas Observatory’s cycle of online talks began, which will feature top-level speakers, all of whom are part of the observatory’s staff. These talks will deal with various topics related to astronomy, technology, engineering and daily life at LCO. All the talks will be transmitted live through the Youtube channel of…

Scientific Institutions Launch “Inclusive Astronomy Stories”

In August, the ten-episode online series began, broadcast live on popular digital platforms, with a Chilean sign language interpreter. Through “Stories of Inclusive Astronomy,” different specialists and professionals in the field of science and astronomy, teachers, students, and people with disabilities will tell their experiences promoting Inclusive Astronomy in Chile and the world. The connected…

LCO joins “Cielos del Sur”

This series, published on Youtube, teaches and explains about astronomical objects visible at night from the southern hemisphere, in a certain month. Chile is recognized worldwide for its dark skies and its great potential for astronomical development. This is due to the unique combination of climatic and geographic conditions that exist in the north of…