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Astronomy and Astrophysics

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  • 'Theory of Everything' trailer: Stephen Hawking, young and in love

    Quantum physics and theoretical cosmology aren't generally the stuff of romance, but the Stephen Hawking biopic "The Theory of Everything" could prove an exception. As glimpsed in a new trailer, which you can watch above, the romantic drama stars...
  • See the supermoon at Mammoth Mountain

    For the first time, Mammoth Mountain will host a Supermoon Viewing Party on Saturday from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Guests can take an evening gondola ride to the summit and enjoy live music, food and drink and one of nature's most spectacular scenes. The cost is...
  • A 'stellar fossil' holds hints of one of the universe's first stars

    A 'stellar fossil' holds hints of one of the universe's first stars
    Astronomers say they’ve discovered the signature of one of the first stars in the universe whose remains were embedded into the body of another very old star. The discovery, described in the journal Science, sheds light on an ancient type of...
  • Boynton artist selected for 63rd annual All Florida Exhibition

    Since relocating to Boynton Beach this year from Lexington, Ky., to begin her new position as assistant professor of art at Florida Atlantic University, Sharon Lee Hart has become fascinated by the sea. "Not as in fun in the sun," the photographer is...
  • Scientists think they have dust specks from outside our solar system

    Scientists think they have dust specks from outside our solar system
    Call them the seven wonders of interstellar space: Tiny specks of dust captured by a NASA spacecraft may be the first material from outside the solar system ever caught and brought to Earth. Researchers studying the contents of a capsule returned to...
  • Specks of star dust likely first from beyond solar system

    A NASA spacecraft dispatched 15 years ago to collect samples from a comet also snared what scientists suspect are the first dust specks from interstellar space. The Stardust robotic spacecraft was launched in 1999 to fly by a comet and collect samples...
  • At last! Cassini spies methane clouds on Saturn's moon Titan

    At last! Cassini spies methane clouds on Saturn's moon Titan
    Flying past Saturn’s moon Titan, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has caught a few glimpses of methane clouds speeding over the enormous moon’s hydrocarbon seas in its northern polar region. Clouds developed and dissipated over Ligeia Mare, a...
  • NASA's flying saucer takes a supersonic flight, and you can tag along

    NASA's flying saucer takes a supersonic flight, and you can tag along
    By the time NASA’s flying saucer splashed down in the Pacific in June, the engineers who designed it already knew their experiment had been a huge success. From the control tower at Kauai’s Pacific Missile Range Facility, they had watched...
  • Hubble sees 'zombie star' lurking in space: What it is, why it matters

    Hubble sees 'zombie star' lurking in space: What it is, why it matters
    Using the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers have spotted a "zombie star" lurking in deep space. What is this astronomical equivalent of the walking dead, and how did it get there? The story involves a rare type of cosmic explosion, detective work...
  • L.A.'s Mt. Wilson Observatory inspires the future of cosmology

    L.A.'s Mt. Wilson Observatory inspires the future of cosmology
    The first thing I notice as we climb the steep stairs is an old hand crank telephone — the kind that looks like a face with two brass bells for eyes and a black trumpet for a mouth. It sits in a cubby along with a rotary telephone from the 1950s and...
  • 'Cosmos' Writer Ann Druyan on Science and Seth MacFarlane

    Over a vegetarian breakfast at the London in West Hollywood in June, writer Ann Druyan contemplated the "Cosmos." She had been there before as a writer on the first "Cosmos" series in 1980 when her husband, the late astrophysicist and astronomer Carl...