Zwicky Transient Facility nabs several supernovae a night

The results are rolling in from Caltech's newest state-of-the-art sky-surveying camera, which began operations at the Palomar Observatory in March 2018. Called the Zwicky Transient Facility, or ZTF, the new instrument has so far discovered 50 small near-Earth asteroids and more than 1,100 supernovae, and it has observed more than 1 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy. One of the near-Earth asteroids discovered by ZTF, called 2019 AQ3, has an orbital period of just 165 days, the shortest known "year" for any asteroid.

Zwicky Transient Facility nabs several supernovae a night

The results are rolling in from Caltech's newest state-of-the-art sky-surveying camera, which began operations at the Palomar Observatory in March 2018. Called the Zwicky Transient Facility, ...

Thu 7 Feb 19 from Phys.org

Zwicky Transient Facility nabs several supernovae a night, Thu 7 Feb 19 from Eurekalert

Caltech’s Cosmic Camera Captures ‘Ned Stark,’ ‘Jon Snow’ Shredding a Star

Since its installation at the Palomar Observatory in March, Caltech’s advanced sky-surveying camera has discovered 50 small near-Earth asteroids and more than 1,100 supernovae. Known as ...

Mon 11 Feb 19 from Geek.com

Fastest-orbiting asteroid zips around Sun in just 165 days

Astronomers have just found an asteroid that zips around the sun every 165 Earth days.

Mon 11 Feb 19 from FOXNews

All the data in the sky, alerted via UW eyes

Seattle, WA (SPX) Feb 08, 2019 Casual stargazers may look at the black area among stars and think that there's nothing there except empty space. But the night sky hides many secrets invisible ...

Sun 10 Feb 19 from SpaceDaily

All the data in the sky, alerted via UW eyes, Thu 7 Feb 19 from Eurekalert

Zwicky Transient Facility spots a bumper crop of supernovae, black holes and more

The Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF), an automated sky survey project based at Caltech's Palomar Observatory near San Diego, California, has produced its first bounty of new results. Since officially ...

Fri 8 Feb 19 from Eurekalert

A thousand new objects and phenomena in night sky

The Zwicky Transient Facility, based at the Palomar Observatory, has identified over a thousand new objects and phenomena in the night sky, including more than 1,100 new supernovae and 50 near-Earth ...

Thu 7 Feb 19 from ScienceDaily

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