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Astronomy and Astrophysics

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  • Watch a beautiful, powerful solar eruption

    Watch a beautiful, powerful solar eruption
    New video provides an amazing view of a recent solar eruption captured by a NASA spacecraft orbiting the sun. Material can be seen bursting from the surface of the sun in an M-class coronal mass ejection. What makes this footage particularly intriguing,...
  • Learn about the cosmos with a local astronomer at Easton Area Public Library Sept. 2

    The Easton Area Public Library will offer a special presentation on the cosmos with a local astronomer at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2. "A Pinhead Solar System" will be presented by Dennis Mammana, who will help visitors to understand how large the universe...
  • Datebook: African skies, a Pokémon festival and paintings by flies

    Datebook: African skies, a Pokémon festival and paintings by flies
    The stars as seen through African eyes, a new space grows in Larchmont and shows in garages. Here’s what’s going down in L.A. and beyond: “African Cosmos: Stellar Arts” at the L.A. County Museum of Art. More than three dozen...
  • NASA's Spitzer scopes out huge asteroid smashup. And just misses it.

    NASA's Spitzer scopes out huge asteroid smashup. And just misses it.
    When Spitzer Space Telescope captured the billowing aftermath of a colossal asteroid smashup 1,200 light-years away, scientists realized they were watching a scene much like the one that played out billions of years ago in our own solar system. They had...
  • Astronomers find gigantic black hole -- in a teeny tiny galaxy

    Astronomers find gigantic black hole -- in a teeny tiny galaxy
    Sometimes big surprises come wrapped in tiny galactic packages. That’s the strange find from a team of astronomers who discovered an enormous supermassive black hole in a very unlikely place: at the center of an ultracompact dwarf galaxy. The...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'The Theory of Everything'

    The intricate workings of a rare and remarkable mind are rendered in simple, accessible terms in "The Theory of Everything,". Striving to pay equal tribute to Hawking's first wife, Jane (on whose memoir the film is based), and her tireless devotion to him...
  • Towson library patrons explore final frontier in Discover Space exhibit

    Towson library patrons explore final frontier in Discover Space exhibit
    If a bus-sized iron asteroid traveling at approximately 12 miles per second hit New York City, would Baltimore be spared? The answer to this and other space questions can be found in Discover Space, an interactive learning exhibit on display at the...
  • 2014 stargazing calendar: Catch three eclipses, new meteor shower

    2014 stargazing calendar: Catch three eclipses, new meteor shower
    Unique celestial events in 2014 include two full lunar eclipses visible from Maryland and a partial solar eclipse that will begin just before sunset one October afternoon. A new meteor shower could be a bonus. Here’s what stargazers have to look...
  • Hubble Space Telescope finds clouds on super-Earth, Neptune-sized planets

    Hubble Space Telescope finds clouds on super-Earth, Neptune-sized planets
    Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, two research teams have discovered thick layers of high-altitude clouds covering the atmospheres of two relatively nearby exoplanets: a super-Earth and a "warm Neptune." Scientists are beginning to get a handle...
  • Supernova dust factory seen at last; may explain early galaxy formation

    Supernova dust factory seen at last; may explain early galaxy formation
    Using a powerful radio telescope, scientists have spotted an enormous cloud of dust billowing in the center of a supernova - finally. The discovery, announced at the American Astronomical Society, helps to confirm what scientists have long thought -...
  • Bright ancient galaxies offer rare glimpse of early universe

    A quartet of galaxies spied with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are among the oldest yet discovered — more than 13 billion years old, born just 500 million years after the big bang. They're also incredibly bright, so luminous that they offer a new...