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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

🕔21:05, 18.Jan 2015

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

🕔13:06, 18.Jan 2015

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 solar system.

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Q&A: When will the sun explode?

Q&A: When will the sun explode?

🕔00:01, 19.Apr 2014

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 destined for a gentler death. Astronomers

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A Signature from the Dawn of Time

A Signature from the Dawn of Time

🕔11:24, 14.Apr 2014

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 rapidly in the very first moments of its existence.

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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

🕔12:44, 12.Apr 2014

“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 multiplicity inhibits the formation of planets.

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Student Astronomers in Puerto Rico: Expedition to the Arecibo Observatory

Student Astronomers in Puerto Rico: Expedition to the Arecibo Observatory

🕔13:57, 11.Apr 2014

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

🕔02:06, 7.Feb 2014

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

🕔23:13, 24.Dec 2013

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

🕔21:54, 21.Dec 2013

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

🕔21:43, 21.Dec 2013

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 not, read on!

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