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National Solar Observatory

NASA needs Kitt Peak telescope for exoplanet duty

NASA needs Kitt Peak telescope for exoplanet duty

Development comes just as National Science Foundation was looking to cut ties.

November 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Flair for solar flares: Teen runs Kitt Peak telescope

Flair for solar flares: Teen runs Kitt Peak telescope

Camp helps Cienega HS senior become citizen astronomer. 

November 23, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Programs bring new life on Kitt Peak

Programs bring new life on Kitt Peak

It may no longer be the national observatory, but its biggest telescopes have landed new scientific projects.

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Federal budget cutting threatens the use, prestige of Kitt Peak's telescopes

Federal budget cutting threatens the use, prestige of Kitt Peak's telescopes

The biggest telescopes on the mountain will have to find new uses, new users and new money in the coming years.

November 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Don't flip out about the sun

Don't flip out about the sun

The sun's activity is well below historical levels and could be headed even lower. 

August 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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