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Astronomy and Astrophysics

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  • Wisconsin astronomer discovers 'diamond star'

    A Milwaukee astronomer and colleagues have discovered a precious find: a star so old, and so cold, that it is made up of crystallized carbon better known as diamond.
  • 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...

    Lehigh Valley liberal arts colleges warm up to online education

    Small classes. Lots of face time with professors. Lively debates on the humanities. These have long been the hallmark of liberal arts colleges. They're also the reason that such schools have resisted what has become a staple on many college campuses:...

    Found: Earth-like planet in two-sun system. Are there more? [VIDEO]

    Found: Earth-like planet in two-sun system. Are there more? [VIDEO]
    Astronomers have spotted an Earth-like planet orbiting a single star in a two-star system, roughly 3,000 light-years away.  The newly found world is the second Earth-like planet to be observed in a compact binary star system, but its discovery...

    READER SUBMITTED: The New Children's Museum Is Repeat Winner of Astronomy Day Award

    The New Children's Museum in West Hartford is excited to announce that for the second year in a row, it is the recipient of the 2014 Astronomy Day Award for Small Metropolitan Areas. Astronomy Day 2014 was held on May 10, and this year's theme at The New...