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Astronomy and Astrophysics

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  • NASA gathers scientists to help find life beyond Earth

    NASA gathers scientists to help find life beyond Earth
    The search for life beyond our solar system is about to get a boost of brain power.  This week NASA convened the first meeting of a team of scientists who will work collectively to determine the best way to look for signs of life around other stars....
  • Announcements

    Fundraiser A fundraiser for Maryland Five-O Cycling Inc. will be held from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 28 at Heroes Pub, 1 Riverview Ave. Mention Maryland Five-O Cycling when ordering at lunch, happy hour or dinner and 20 percent of purchases will be...
  • As astronomers mark 25 years of Hubble past, they predict more discoveries ahead

    As astronomers mark 25 years of Hubble past, they predict more discoveries ahead
    The Hubble Space Telescope survived decades of delays, glitches and blunders to fulfill predictions that it would rewrite science textbooks. But as it moves into the final years of its life, scientists say some of its best work still could be ahead of it....
  • How the Hubble Space Telescope has changed our view of the universe

    How the Hubble Space Telescope has changed our view of the universe
    Among the pillars and valleys of a nebula 20,000 light-years from Earth, a stellar nursery of glowing gas and dust nurtures thousands of baby stars. This cosmic fireworks display comes to Earth courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope, which celebrates...
  • 'Hot Jupiter': Scientists catch light bouncing off an exoplanet

    'Hot Jupiter': Scientists catch light bouncing off an exoplanet
    An international team of astronomers says it has managed to take the first direct visible-light spectrum from an exoplanet, providing a new tool to probe the nature of the "hot Jupiter" known as 51 Pegasi b. The findings, published in the journal...
  • PHOTOS: Hubble's turn to smile, marks 25 years in orbit

    Hubble, it's your turn to smile for the cameras! Friday marks the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's launch into orbit. One of NASA's grandest achievements, Hubble has peered into the far recesses of the universe and provided humbling...
  • Hubble Space Telescope marking 25th anniversary in orbit

    One of NASA's crowning glories, the Hubble Space Telescope, marks its 25th anniversary this week. With 1 million-plus observations, including those of some of the farthest and oldest galaxies ever beheld by humanity, no man-made satellite has touched...
  • Asteroid's name skyrockets across social media

    Asteroid's name skyrockets across social media
    Two former colleagues at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory found themselves in the center of a media whirlwind last week when word got out they’d named an asteroid for Pakistani activist and the world’s youngest Nobel Prize laureate, Malala...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson's theory: 'StarTalk' can make science hip

    Neil deGrasse Tyson's theory: 'StarTalk' can make science hip
    Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the American face of science, has a new talk show — or rather, he has an old talk show moving from the Internet to television Monday. It's called "StarTalk," a science-and-comedy rap session he has hosted since...
  • Study scans 100,000 galaxies for signs of alien life

    Study scans 100,000 galaxies for signs of alien life
    A study published by Penn State scientists used NASA’s Wide-field Infared Survey Explorer (WISE) images to study galaxies for extraterrestrial life and came up empty, for now. The team was looking for mid-infrared wavelengths hoping that if a...
  • 'The Messengers' brings tidings of great doom

    'The Messengers' brings tidings of great doom
    Premiering Friday on the CW, "The Messengers" is an eschatological biblical thriller from the network of "Supernatural," "iZombie," "Arrow" and "The 100." In the opening scene, two women in scrubs leave a hospital. "I'd almost lost faith until you guys,...