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Astronomy and Astrophysics

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  • Supermassive black hole creates awesome 'fireworks display' in space

    Supermassive black hole creates awesome 'fireworks display' in space
    Happy Fourth of July, space lovers! To help you celebrate the holiday, NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory released this image of a galactic "fireworks display" in a galaxy 23 million light years away.  That crazy explosion of color and light in the...
  • 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....
  • 'Magic Island' may show Titan's oceans are hardly pacific

    'Magic Island' may show Titan's oceans are hardly pacific
    The sudden disappearance of a bright spot on a methane sea on Titan could add more proof that Saturn’s largest moon is a lot like Earth – just colder and gasier. Astronomers at Cornell University were flipping between radar images of...
  • Scientists smash crystals to determine the true age of the moon

    Scientists smash crystals to determine the true age of the moon
    The violent impact that created our moon may have occurred millions of years earlier than previously thought, according to new research. Mounting evidence suggests that the moon came into being after the Earth got slammed by a Mars-sized object named...
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  • Hubble peers deep into the universe, reveals teenage galaxies

    Hubble peers deep into the universe, reveals teenage galaxies
    Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have released one of the most comprehensive images of the universe ever taken, and it is awesome. The image you see below is not wide, but it is so deep that it stretches back to just a few hundred million...
  • Astronomers bring ancient technology to life in Westminster

    Astronomers bring ancient technology to life in Westminster
    In the grassy field behind Hoffman’s Ice Cream on May 24, a small group of people was searching for a singular beam of sunlight. Jim Reynolds, director of the Bear Branch Nature Center planetarium, was using a piece of paper to catch the focused...
  • '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...
  • ‘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,” […]...
  • 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...