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Astronomy and Astrophysics

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  • ALMA telescope spies a planetary system in process of being born

    ALMA telescope spies a planetary system in process of being born
    With amazing clarity, astronomers have spied a solar system in the act of being born. At the center is HL Tau, an infant star that is believed to be no more than 1 million years old. It is surrounded by hazy, concentric rings of material that scientists...
  • Asteroid Named After Retired Western Connecticut Professor

    Asteroid Named After Retired Western Connecticut Professor
    Dr. Phillip Lu is characteristically self-deprecating about the news that a newly discovered asteroid has been named after him. "My younger daughter asked, 'Dad, what's this supposed to mean?'" said Lu, 82, a retired astronomy professor from Western...
  • Taco Bell and nutrition business applications to go before York County Planning Commission

    York County Planning Commission to review special use permit for Taco Bell and a nutrition company on Wednesday The York County Planning Commission will review two requests for special use permits at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. One application is from...
  • Giant storms on gassy Uranus have astronomers scratching their heads

    Giant storms on gassy Uranus have astronomers scratching their heads
    It never rains but it storms on Uranus. Astronomers have spotted a slew of squalls on this usually quiet, distant planet — two of them giant storms that took professional and amateur astronomers by surprise. The findings, presented this week at...
  • Enthusiasts land at JPL

    Enthusiasts land at JPL
    More than 45,000 science fans took advantage of a free offer to explore the inner workings of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory last weekend when the La Caņada facility opened its doors for its annual Open House. The event, which attracts large...
  • The 'cyberwar' against cancer gets a boost

    The 'cyberwar' against cancer gets a boost
    Tel Aviv — Two years ago, Prof. Eshel Ben-Jacob of Tel Aviv University's School of Physics and Astronomy and Rice University's Center for Theoretical Biological Physics made the startling discovery that cancer, like an enemy hacker in cyberspace,...
  • Leaky galaxy is a star factory that could shed light on early universe

    Leaky galaxy is a star factory that could shed light on early universe
    Astronomers searching for hints of leaky galaxies have picked up radiation from a star-forming galaxy in the nearby universe that behaves rather like some of the earliest stellar factories that gave a dark universe its first rays of light. The galaxy...
  • How to end an argument

    How to end an argument
    Two hundred and thirty years ago, Charles Marie de la Condamine returned to France with proof about the shape of the Earth after spending 10 years in Latin America. For thousands of years, human beings had roamed the planet indifferent to its form until...
  • Ceremony for enormous telescope disrupted by protesters in Hawaii

    Ceremony for enormous telescope disrupted by protesters in Hawaii
    A groundbreaking ceremony for the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii was disrupted Tuesday by protesters who oppose the telescope’s construction. The incident was the latest in a history of tension over what native Hawaiians...
  • Single neuron hub orchestrates activity of an entire brain circuit

    Single neuron hub orchestrates activity of an entire brain circuit
    Tel Aviv — The idea of mapping the brain is not new. Researchers have known for years that the key to treating, curing, and even preventing brain disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury, is to understand how the...
  • 'Blood moon' eclipse graces pre-dawn skies

    'Blood moon' eclipse graces pre-dawn skies
    Chicago and much of the country were treated to its second total lunar eclipse of the year just before dawn Wednesday. At 4:18 a.m., the moon slipped into the Earth’s shadow and continued to darken into a total eclipse from 5:27 a.m. until 6:22 a....