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Image credits: T. Abbott & NOAO/AURA/NSF (left); Koposov et al. 2018 (right)
Astronomers using the Dark Energy Camera on the CTIO Blanco telescope have detected a new dwarf galaxy in the stream of gas linking the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. The new galaxy, Hydrus 1, located in the “water snake” constellation, may have been brought to the Milky Way by the Magellanic Clouds.
Read more at: phys.org.
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Components for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) recently arrived at KPNO and were delivered inside the 4-m Mayall enclosure.
Exploding Star Shines Bright, Fades Fast in a discovery made by a team that includes NOAO astronomers A. Zenteno and C. Smith. Read more in the Notre Dame Press Release.
The April 2018 NOAO Newsletter is online and ready to download. It contains sections on Science Highlights, Community Science & Data, System Observing, and NOAO Operations & Staff.
DECam Community Science Workshop 2018: Science Highlights, Coming Opportunities, LSST Synergies.
May 21-22, 2018
A Runaway Star in the Small Magellanic Cloud. The discovery was made using the CTIO 4-m Blanco telescope. Read more in Lowell Observatory press release.
New Chapter Begins for Kitt Peak Telescope: Over the next 15 months, the telescope will prepare for the installation of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument.