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Astronomy and Astrophysics

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  • Fall starts Monday? Sez who?

    Monday is the first day of autumn. This is according to the chart of astronomical seasons and the little calendar here at my desk. Sept. 22, astronomers believe, is the first day of the fall season this year. Astronomers also believe, ridiculously, that it lasts until Dec. 21, the first day of winter.
  • India's Mars mission enters last lap; faces crucial test on September 24

    India's Mars mission enters last lap; faces crucial test on September 24
    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's first mission to Mars will attempt to put a spacecraft in orbit around the red planet next week, in a crucial test of a low-cost project carrying the country's hopes to join the leaders of a global space race. A...

    Astronomers find gigantic black hole -- in a teeny tiny galaxy

    Astronomers find gigantic black hole -- in a teeny tiny galaxy
    Sometimes big surprises come wrapped in tiny galactic packages. That’s the strange find from a team of astronomers who discovered an enormous supermassive black hole in a very unlikely place: at the center of an ultracompact dwarf galaxy. The...

    Northern lights sightings possible in Chicago Friday

    The northern lights might be coming to Chicago tonight and they're not playing at Riot Fest.  A large "coronal mass ejection"—the technical term for a bunch of charged photons from the sun jetting toward earth—that occured Wednesday will hit...

    Watch a beautiful, powerful solar eruption

    Watch a beautiful, powerful solar eruption
    New video provides an amazing view of a recent solar eruption captured by a NASA spacecraft orbiting the sun. Material can be seen bursting from the surface of the sun in an M-class coronal mass ejection. What makes this footage particularly intriguing,...