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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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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 0

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 0

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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Yale Astronomers Take Closer Look at Process of Starbirth

Yale Astronomers Take Closer Look at Process of Starbirth

Kamaria Greenfield December 20, 2013 0

Yale Professor Héctor Arce and an international collaboration of astronomers have used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to obtain striking images of a protostar, providing a new glimpse into the dynamics of star

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Water from Within: Scientists Detect Magmatic Water on Lunar Surface

Water from Within: Scientists Detect Magmatic Water on Lunar Surface

Tierney Larson December 20, 2013 0

The recent discovery of lunar magmatic water — water originating deep within the Moon’s interior — sheds new light on the formation and composition of the Moon. More impressively, the finding is the first

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Planet Hunters Project Confirms a New Planet in the “Habitable Zone”

Planet Hunters Project Confirms a New Planet in the “Habitable Zone”

Elizabeth Himwich May 11, 2013 0

In January, researchers with Planet Hunters confirmed with 99.9 percent confidence the discovery of a Jupiter-sized planet called PH2b orbiting within the “habitable zone” of its star, the range where earth-like planets could have

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