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Astronomy and Astrophysics

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  • Teens launch balloons to edge of space, and so the adventure begins

    Teens launch balloons to edge of space, and so the adventure begins
    High in the Eastern Sierra, a pack of huskies is howling in the shadow of snow-covered peaks. Drawn by their song, 10 teenage members of the Earth to Sky Calculus club break from their work and gather on a cabin deck. Before long, they're howling too....
  • Star Points: Open or galactic star clusters

    Stars are regularly found in star clusters. This may not seem to be the case to the casual stargazer because so few clusters are visible without some kind of optical aid. There are two broad categories of star clusters — open and globular. This...
  • Solar flares expected to 'shockwave' Earth today

    Solar flares expected to 'shockwave' Earth today
    Feelin’ the heat? Three massive solar flares could “shockwave” Earth today. That’s the upshot from NASA and NOAA, after powerful plasma ejections erupted from the sun earlier this week. The flares pose no danger to humans,...
  • Two X-class solar flares in less than 2 hours, and more may come soon

    Two X-class solar flares in less than 2 hours, and more may come soon
    The sun unleashed two X-class solar flares in the span of one hour and 10 minutes Tuesday morning, and there is a good chance that more may be coming soon. Solar flares are big bursts of radiation that come from dark areas of the sun called sunspots. An...
  • ‘2001’ and beyond: Neil deGrasse Tyson names his top 10 sci-fi films

     
    Neil deGrasse Tyson has taken television audiences on a tour through the universe with his series, “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” […]...
  • 'Cosmos' recap: From Alexandria to dark matter

    'Cosmos' recap: From Alexandria to dark matter
    "Cosmos" wrapped its 13-episode run this week by emphasizing the importance of knowledge and critical thinking by way of the scientific method in "Unafraid of the Dark." Despite a few missteps here and there, host Neil de Grasse has taken us on a...
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  • Two ancient worlds found just 13 light-years from Earth

    Two ancient worlds found just 13 light-years from Earth
    Scientists have discovered two ancient planets orbiting a strange old star right in our stellar backyard. One of the newly found planets is perhaps five times the mass of Earth, and astronomers believe it is the right distance from the host star to...
  • Full lunar eclipse: 'Blood moon' photos light up social media

    Full lunar eclipse: 'Blood moon' photos light up social media
    The first lunar eclipse of 2014 — known as "blood moon" — is lighting up social media tonight as people post photos of the moon and the eclipse. Large crowd descended on the Griffith Observatory to look at the eclipse. They posted a...
  • Winter's encore may obscure lunar eclipse

    Winter's encore may obscure lunar eclipse
    Winter is returning for an encore this week, with up to an inch of snow this evening and lows in the 20s over the next two nights. The slushy storm may pull out of the Chicago area in time for people to catch at least some of the lunar eclipse overnight....
  • Lunar eclipse: Viewer celebrates a birthday and a 'blood moon'

    Lunar eclipse: Viewer celebrates a birthday and a 'blood moon'
    Johanna Huerta will usher in her 30th birthday early Tuesday with the “blood moon.” Huerta, 29, of South Los Angeles, was one of hundreds of people who descended on the Griffith Observatory on Monday night awaiting the first total eclipse of...
  • Total lunar eclipse tonight: How to see the 'blood moon'

    Total lunar eclipse tonight: How to see the 'blood moon'
    Sky watchers, get ready! There is a total eclipse of the moon coming Monday night and you don't want to miss it. A lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, moon, and Earth align so that  Earth's shadow falls across the moon's surface. Monday night's lunar...