Posts Tagged ‘universe’

New Tricks from Old Light

Monday, March 17th, 2014
cosmology, universe, big bang, CNB, gravity waves

Exciting revelations about the beginning of our universe.

1,000 Exoplanets

Monday, October 28th, 2013
exoplanets, universe, kepler

Are astronomers breaking out the champagne and celebrating the 1,000th exoplanet discovery?

Coma Cluster Clues

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
x-rays, chandra, nasa, galaxies, universe, clusters, coma

Scientists are learning more about one of the Universe’s largest galaxy clusters.

Hot Jupiters

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
NASA, exoplanets, hot, jupiters, universe, atmosphere, silicate, solar system, goldilocks

What can hot Jupiters tell us about the diversity of planets in our universe?

Colors of the Cosmos

Friday, August 23rd, 2013
cosmos, cosmology, universe, orion

The phrase “Colors of the Cosmos” makes for a catchy title, but real scientific value lies behind those alliterative words.

Space Gold

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
neutron stars, gamma-ray, bursts, gold, Earth, Universe, elements, stars

Space gold is even rarer than Earth gold, which makes the precious metal special—on our planet and in the Universe at large.

Fast Radio Burst Mystery

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
cosmic, mystery, high-energy, universe, astronomy, fast radio burst, radio, galactic latitude, milky way, universe, earth, relativistic objects, magnetar, galaxies, astronomical, matter

The newest cosmic mystery: four distinct high-energy flashes! (Is the Universe trying to get our attention?) Astronomers are calling them Fast Radio Bursts, but we have yet to determine their origins.

Bones of the Milky Way

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
universe, milky way, location, gas lanes, dust lanes, galaxy, galaxies, nessie, ara, spiral, bones, bone, disc

We are still refining our understanding of our own place within our galaxy, the Milky Way.

Most Distant Galaxy?

Thursday, September 20th, 2012
DistantGalaxy

Astronomers have caught a glimpse of a galaxy far, far away…

Science in 2010

Thursday, December 30th, 2010
Washing_oiled_Gannet–Close

2010 was a roller coaster year for science news—think exoplanets, synthetic-life, arsenic-eating bacteria (or not!), earthquakes, volcanoes and of course, the Gulf oil spill.

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