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