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Hidden Galaxies: Looking beyond the Milky Way

Hidden Galaxies: Looking beyond the Milky Way

🕔19:51, 17.Aug 2016

Have you ever wondered about galaxies far, far away? If you have, then you are not alone.   An international team of scientists recently discovered hundreds of hidden, nearby galaxies while surveying the region behind the southern Milky Way. Using

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Undergraduate Profile: Kristo Ment ’17

Undergraduate Profile: Kristo Ment ’17

🕔18:18, 17.Aug 2016

Yale junior Kristo Ment is making waves, literally. As we sat down for an interview, he drew the arc of a light wave with his right arm, coming at us from a hypothetical supernova—a celestial explosion. He stretched the wave

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Yalies Join NASA’s Flagship Astrophysics Mission, WFIRST

Yalies Join NASA’s Flagship Astrophysics Mission, WFIRST

🕔01:25, 29.May 2016

Eight years after its inception, Yale professor of physics Charles Baltay and undergraduates Eleanor Woodward ’17, Nathaniel Barbour ’17 and Kristo Ment ’17 will play important roles in the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope NASA mission.

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Q&A: How Many Stars Are There in The Universe?

Q&A: How Many Stars Are There in The Universe?

🕔21:45, 23.Mar 2016

Astronomers estimate that there are billions of stars in the universe, but are their numbers accurate? With increasingly sophisticated imaging technology, scientists are continuously improving their approximations.

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Star Wars: The return of improbable science

Star Wars: The return of improbable science

🕔22:48, 3.Mar 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens captured the hearts of many; however, not all of its science-based action is plausible. Much of it would end in certain disaster, no matter what galaxy one calls home.

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Debunking Science: The Martian (2015)

Debunking Science: The Martian (2015)

🕔16:55, 2.Feb 2016

How does science match up with the story of this critically-acclaimed sci-fi film?

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Black Hole with a Growth Problem

Black Hole with a Growth Problem

🕔20:23, 4.Nov 2015

A supermassive black hole challenges the foundations of astrophysics, forcing astronomers to update the rule book of galaxy formation.

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How Stars Form: Collaborative research studies stars from their early days

How Stars Form: Collaborative research studies stars from their early days

🕔12:53, 9.May 2015

The youngest star system ever observed has given astronomers an ideal opportunity to study star formation from the early days.

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Mythbusters: Is There Really a Dark Side of the Moon?

Mythbusters: Is There Really a Dark Side of the Moon?

🕔22:22, 8.May 2015

The myth of the dark side of the moon is debunked through an analysis of the interactions and positioning of the moon, Earth and sun.

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Astronomers Reach Beyond the Milky Way

Astronomers Reach Beyond the Milky Way

🕔23:41, 29.Mar 2015

Researchers in Yale’s Department of Astronomy have developed techniques to observe galaxies millions of light years away. They hope to gain a better understanding of galaxy evolution, which has otherwise been limited to our knowledge of the Milky Way.

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