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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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Dust Erases Gravitational Waves: Data from the early universe poses new questions

Dust Erases Gravitational Waves: Data from the early universe poses new questions

🕔20:22, 29.Mar 2015

In 2014, controversial results from the BICEP2 telescope at the South Pole claimed to prove the existence of gravitational waves. However, new data from the Planck space telescope cites cosmic dust as the true cause of the strange BICEP2 results. This conflicting data, though not completely resolved, is bringing the field of astrophysics closer to answers about the beginning of the universe

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New Exoplanets: Most Earth-Like to Date

New Exoplanets: Most Earth-Like to Date

🕔22:49, 5.Mar 2015

On January 6, NASA announced the validation of two Earth-like exoplanets. One of the planets, Kepler-438b, brings scientists closer than ever to finding an Earth analog.

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How to Save a Rocket: SpaceX’s plan for rocket recovery hits a few bumps

How to Save a Rocket: SpaceX’s plan for rocket recovery hits a few bumps

🕔22:36, 5.Mar 2015

Rocket recovery could confer tremendous benefits on the cost and feasibility of space travel. SpaceX, a company with a goal of making private space travel a possibility, has been experimenting with technology for reusable booster rockets.

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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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