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Unveiling Venus’ Mysteries with Gravity Waves

Unveiling Venus’ Mysteries with Gravity Waves

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.

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Book Review: Black Hole Blues

Book Review: Black Hole Blues

In Black Hole Blues, Janna Levin, eminent astrophysicist, describes the decades-long project to detect gravitational waves and prove Einstein’s theories of general relativity.

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Tapping Into Sound Waves

Tapping Into Sound Waves

From fiber optics to wine glasses, a new discovery from the Yale Department of Applied Physics demonstrates how to increase the lifetime of sound in glass and silica materials.

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to Life in the Universe: Uncovering a data-driven method to find exoplanets amidst the noise

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.

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Shedding Light on a Bizarre Star

Shedding Light on a Bizarre Star

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

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It Really Is Just Rocket Science: Undergraduate Profile: Devin Cody (SM ‘17)

It Really Is Just Rocket Science: Undergraduate Profile: Devin Cody (SM ‘17)

Yale Senior Devin Cody stands at the forefront of scientific research, studying radio telescopes at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, rockets with SpaceX, and quantum computers with the Yale Quantum Institute.

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Podcast Review: Are We There Yet?

Podcast Review: Are We There Yet?

Host Brendan Byrne investigates space exploration in a new NPR podcast.

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Out of this World: Undergraduate Profile: Sophia Sánchez-Maes (TD ’19)

Out of this World: Undergraduate Profile: Sophia Sánchez-Maes (TD ’19)

For someone who spends most of her time thinking about outer space, Sophia Sánchez-Maes is firmly grounded in her research here on Earth. From examining algae to studying exoplanets, the burgeoning astrophysicist retains a refreshing curiosity about the world, something

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Rain on Black Holes

Rain on Black Holes

Nearly every observed galaxy has a giant black hole at its center. Clues lead us to believe that these monsters, weighing as much a billion suns, consume copious amounts of gas from their environment and occasionally spew-out some of it

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The Gruber Cosmology Conference at Yale

The Gruber Cosmology Conference at Yale

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

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