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Astronomy and Astrophysics

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  • Cockeysville author tackles astrophysics for kids with Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Cockeysville author tackles astrophysics for kids with Neil deGrasse Tyson
    When he was 12 years old, Neil deGrasse Tyson got his first telescope. Tyson was already fascinated with the universe, exploring the night sky with binoculars from the roof of his apartment building. His love for the stars and planets grew as he studied...
  • Where to get a stellar view of Saturn this weekend

    Where to get a stellar view of Saturn this weekend
    Want a stellar view of Saturn, its rings and moons? The giant planet will be directly opposite the sun with the Earth in between on Friday night and early Saturday morning. The celestial event, called Saturn's Opposition to the Sun, also is when...
  • Moons tumble and wobble chaotically in the strange, distant Pluto system

    Moons tumble and wobble chaotically in the strange, distant Pluto system
    A closer look at the far-away Pluto system has revealed that it’s a lot more peculiar than scientists expected. Observations made with the Hubble Space Telescope suggest the dwarf planet's four smallest moons — Nix, Hydra, Kerberos and...
  • June 15: Watch out for that eclipse and full moon, Gemini

    Gemini 05.21-06.20 A lunar eclipse and full moon might prove unsettling for a few hours. This is not the best time to begin a new business project because ambitions may not be realizable. Cancer 06.21-07.22 Today's lunar eclipse may remind you that it...
  • U. of C. to help build giant telescope, a 'venture into the unknown'

    U. of C. to help build giant telescope, a 'venture into the unknown'
    The University of Chicago will collaborate with 10 other institutions to build the largest optical telescope in the world — a $1 billion behemoth in South America that will allow scientists to peer farther into space than ever before, potentially...
  • Robert P. Kraft dies at 87; astronomer and UC Observatories director

     Robert P. Kraft dies at 87; astronomer and UC Observatories director
    Robert P. Kraft, an astronomer who helped illuminate some of the mysteries of the universe and secure the University of California's prominence in the field of astronomy through his guidance of major observatories, has died at a Santa Cruz hospital. He...
  • Hubble spots a high-speed collision in an extragalactic jet

    Hubble spots a high-speed collision in an extragalactic jet
    A high-speed, extragalactic jet of high velocity plasma has grown brighter over the last 20 years, and now scientists know why. Using data collected by the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers were able to show that over the last two decades one ...
  • Saturn opposition, Atlas 5, Bill Nye's ties and more images from this week

    Saturn opposition, Atlas 5, Bill Nye's ties and more images from this week
    This week gave astronomers a good look at Saturn, Atlas 5 launched with a military payload and Bill Nye talked about his favorite launch day ties. A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 successfully launched from Cape Canaveral Wednesday. The rocket...
  • A physicist explains 'Furious 7'

    Matthew Kleban holds a doctorate in physics from Stanford, conducted postdoctorate research at Albert Einstein's alma mater the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and is now part of the research group at NYU's Center for Cosmology and Particle...
  • 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....
  • Long 'curtains' of material may be shooting off Saturn's moon Enceladus

    Long 'curtains' of material may be shooting off Saturn's moon Enceladus
    Saturn's moon Enceladus is famous for spewing tall jets of mineral-rich water several miles into the vacuum of space. But a new study suggests that those infamous jets, spotted first by the Voyager mission and later by Cassini, may have been an optical...