SPEED TEST A neutrino blasted from a bright galaxy known as a blazar (illustrated) along with a flare of light reveals that neutrinos travel at roughly the speed of light.
ESA, NASA, Paolo Padovani/AVO project
SHARP EYES A new strategy at the Very Large Telescope in Chile lets the ground-based observatory take visible light images of Neptune (left) that rival those from the Hubble Space Telescope (right) in clarity.
ESO, P. Weilbacher/AIP, NASA, ESA, M.H. Wong and J. Tollefson/UC Berkeley
PARTICULATE PURSUITS Lightweight particles from outer space called neutrinos, caught by particle detectors like the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica (shown), are giving new insight into a menagerie of celestial objects.