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Life from Within? Organic Materials Stemming from Ceres’ Interior

Life from Within? Organic Materials Stemming from Ceres’ Interior

For hundreds of years, researchers have thought that organic materials reach planets by traveling on asteroids and comets. New data from the Dawn Spacecraft on the dwarf planet Ceres leads to a surprising result: instead of coming from the outside, organics may sometimes come from within.

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Undergraduate Profile Katie Melbourne (SY ’19): From Yale to NASA

Undergraduate Profile Katie Melbourne (SY ’19): From Yale to NASA

Early in the morning, she trains for marathons to raise funds for Camp Kesem, a summer camp that supports children whose parents have cancer. Then she goes to work at the NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C., drafting international space agreements

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Unveiling Venus’ Mysteries with Gravity Waves

Unveiling Venus’ Mysteries with Gravity Waves

The discovery of gravity waves on Venus sheds light on the mysteries of our closest neighbor in the solar system, with surprising implications for both Earth science and astronomy in general.

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to Life in the Universe: Uncovering a data-driven method to find exoplanets amidst the noise

Hitchhiker’s Guide to Life in the Universe: Uncovering a data-driven method to find exoplanets amidst the noise

Yale researchers are using fractals to decode the signals planets leave in their star’s light. The answer to life, the universe, and everything? Might well be hidden in the noise.

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Shedding Light on a Bizarre Star

Shedding Light on a Bizarre Star

Tabetha’s star uses the power of citizen science to solve new astronomical mysteries.

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The Gruber Cosmology Conference at Yale

The Gruber Cosmology Conference at Yale

The third annual Gruber Cosmology Conference took place at Yale on October 7th, honoring discoveries advancing our understanding of the universe. This year’s Gruber Prize recipients were Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Ronald Drever, the leading scientists on the LIGO

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Solid Evidence for Liquid Water on Dione

Solid Evidence for Liquid Water on Dione

Data gathered by NASA’s Cassini mission suggests that liquid water is present on Saturn’s Dione, researchers reported in the journal Geophysical Research Letters in October 2016.

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China Launches World’s First Quantum Telecommunication Satellite

China Launches World’s First Quantum Telecommunication Satellite

China has launched the world’s first quantum satellite, which promises to probe new aspects of mysterious quantum communications. But as the technology can potentially create a spy-proof communications network, the entire world is eagerly watching the results.

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Hidden Galaxies: Looking beyond the Milky Way

Hidden Galaxies: Looking beyond the Milky Way

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

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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