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Science in the Spotlight: Through the Wormhole – Enthralling television series examines mysteries of the universe

Science in the Spotlight: Through the Wormhole – Enthralling television series examines mysteries of the universe

Malini Gandhi January 18, 2015 0

A buzzing combination of physics and philosophy, the television series “Through the Wormhole” examines intriguing questions about human existence in an engaging, accessible manner

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Control of MOST Satellite: a Coup for Yale Astronomy

Control of MOST Satellite: a Coup for Yale Astronomy

Amanda Buckingham January 18, 2015 0

Yale astronomers recently acquired the operational rights to the MOST satellite in a project to make the detection of exoplanets more precise. Greater precision will further scientists’ quest to find Earth-like planets beyond our

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Q&A: When will the sun explode?

Q&A: When will the sun explode?

Mari Kawakatsu April 19, 2014 0

All stars die, but not all stars “explode.” A supernova is a violent explosion that marks the end of a star’s life cycle. But our sun, the most famous star in our sky, is

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A Signature from the Dawn of Time

A Signature from the Dawn of Time

Shuncong Gu April 14, 2014 0

Last month, researchers at the BICEP2 observatory at the South Pole detected gravitational waves for the first time. Their finding provides support for the theory of inflation, which holds that the universe expanded extraordinarily

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So Many Stars…So Many Planets? The Prospects of Planet Formation in Multi-Stellar Systems

So Many Stars…So Many Planets? The Prospects of Planet Formation in Multi-Stellar Systems

Jacob Marks April 12, 2014 0

“Multiple-Stars Point to Possible Planets” Roughly half of the stars in the night sky belong to multiple-star systems. Professor Debra Fischer and postdoctoral associate Ji Wang of the Yale Astronomy Department find that this stellar

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Student Astronomers in Puerto Rico: Expedition to the Arecibo Observatory

Student Astronomers in Puerto Rico: Expedition to the Arecibo Observatory

Fangyi (Henry) Li April 11, 2014 0

Students in Professor Marla Geha’s “Research Methods: Astrophysics” class flew to Puerto Rico to conduct research at the Arecibo Observatory

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Meteorite from Mercury Lands in the Peabody

Meteorite from Mercury Lands in the Peabody

Alex Co February 7, 2014 1

Part of NWA 7325, the first meteorite on Earth believed to have come from Mercury is on display at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

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Yale Researchers Observe Dying Dwarf Galaxy

Yale Researchers Observe Dying Dwarf Galaxy

Elizabeth Himwich December 24, 2013 Comments Off

Research on the Virgo Cluster dwarf galaxy IC4318 led by Yale astrophysicist Dr. Jeffery Kenney reveals several important processes in galaxy evolution.

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Packing for Mars

Packing for Mars

Madeline Popelka December 21, 2013 1

Mary Roach leads her readers on a journey through the psychological and physical trials of becoming an astronaut. Her book is an intimate and scandalous tell-all

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5 Things You Didn’t Know about Black Holes

5 Things You Didn’t Know about Black Holes

Ethan France December 21, 2013 Comments Off

You've heard of black holes. They're massive, they're dense, and they can be inescapable even at the speed of light. But did you know that they sing, glow and spit out their food? If

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