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Astronomy and Astrophysics

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  • Water vapor detected in clear skies on Neptune-sized exoplanet

    Water vapor detected in clear skies on Neptune-sized exoplanet
    Eureka! Astronomers say they’ve discovered clear skies and water vapor on a Neptune-sized exoplanet named HAT-P-11b -- which, at roughly four times the Earth's radius, is the smallest planet yet known to host water in its atmosphere. The...
  • Water on Earth predates the solar system, and even the sun

    Water on Earth predates the solar system, and even the sun
    Some of the water molecules in your drinking glass were created more than 4.5 billion years ago, according to new research. That makes them older than the Earth, older than the solar system — even older than the sun itself. In a study...
  • 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...
  • Fall starts Monday? Sez who?

    Monday is the first day of autumn. This is according to the chart of astronomical seasons and the little calendar here at my desk. Sept. 22, astronomers believe, is the first day of the fall season this year. Astronomers also believe, ridiculously, that...
  • Full lunar eclipse: 'Blood moon' photos light up social media

    Full lunar eclipse: 'Blood moon' photos light up social media
    The first lunar eclipse of 2014 — known as "blood moon" — is lighting up social media tonight as people post photos of the moon and the eclipse. Large crowd descended on the Griffith Observatory to look at the eclipse. They posted a...
  • Mystery object in Saturn's ring may be a new baby moon: Peggy

    Mystery object in Saturn's ring may be a new baby moon: Peggy
    The moons that orbit Saturn may be increasing by one -- an icy, pint-sized object that astronomers have named “Peggy.” NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has spotted evidence that a mysterious object measuring perhaps half a mile across is...
  • LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 04/15/14

    Today's Birthday (04/15/14). Your creative year launches with today's Full Moon (Libra) lunar eclipse, impacting partnerships and agreements. You see newly what's important. Collaborate for good causes. Beautify your home this springtime, and invite...
  • Full lunar eclipse: Few selfies, but many 'blood moon' photos hit Web

    Full lunar eclipse: Few selfies, but many 'blood moon' photos hit Web
    They came with iPhones, iPads, digital cameras and even some film cameras -- ready to capture the "blood moon," the first full lunar eclipse of 2014. Hundreds converged on Griffith Observatory, which has a prime view. Here are some photos of the...
  • Wonder what you missed with the blood moon? NASA shows you ...

    Wonder what you missed with the blood moon? NASA shows you ...
    NASA released a photo of this morning's blood moon -- a total lunar eclipse -- that we in Hampton Roads didn't get to see because of cloudy skies. The blood moon gets its name for the amber hue cast into the Earth's shadow and onto the lunar surface...
  • Stunning photos recall the magic of Comet ISON's journey

    Stunning photos recall the magic of Comet ISON's journey
    It's been five months since Comet ISON disintegrated after its close encounter with the sun, but skywatchers on Earth are still savoring its captivating journey. The comet's million-year journey from the Oort cloud to the center of the solar system...
  • 'Blood moon': L.A.'s next total eclipse to come in October

    'Blood moon': L.A.'s next total eclipse to come in October
      Monday's "blood moon" total lunar eclipse was the first in more than three years to be visible from Los Angeles and uninterrupted by sunrise. Hundreds flocked to Griffith Observatory, cameras, cellphones and iPads at the ready to see the rare event....