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What’s Going on August 21st

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 04:00
Hundreds of experiments planned for this summer’s total solar eclipse: We share the highlights
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Chandra spots a recoiling black hole

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 04:00
This supermassive black hole may have resulted from a merger that kicked it out of place.
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The newest big thing in radio astronomy

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 04:00
High in Chile’s otherworldly Atacama Desert, the 66-antenna Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array catches radio waves that remain hidden from other telescopes.
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A new hot Neptune may be a massive water world

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 04:00
HAT-P-26b is a steamy, steamy world.
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Viewing the sky at radio frequencies

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 04:00
Arrays of antennas and dishes up to 1,000 feet across make radio telescopes the biggest observatories on Earth.
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The Fermi Satellite detected its billionth gamma ray

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 04:00

The billionth time’s the charm.

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The wild wild worlds: a guide to the weirdest planets in the Milky Way

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 04:00
These are the most extreme planetary orbits in the universe.
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Merging galaxies wrap their black holes in dusty shrouds

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 04:00
Only high-energy X-rays escape to tell astronomers about the accreting black holes within.
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This Chinese telescope team is making a 7,000 mile journey to the eclipse

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 04:00
An optical telescope built by the Chinese researchers starts its journey to 2017’s Great American Solar Eclipse
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Comet 67P is making its own oxygen gas

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 04:00
A Caltech chemical engineering professor used his laboratory research to explain 67P’s oxygen atmosphere.
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Hubble images the distant universe through a cosmic lens

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 04:00

This galaxy cluster offers a peek at objects in the early universe sitting behind it.

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Scientists found a wave of ultra hot gas bigger than the Milky Way

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 04:00
Big waves keep on rolling. Perseus Galaxy Cluster keep on burning.
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If we successfully land on Mars, could we live there?

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 04:00

Landing is one thing. Thriving is another.

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Cassini encounters the ‘Big Empty’ during its first dive

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 04:00
Scientists were surprised by what they found, or the lack thereof.
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How a hidden population of pulsars may leave the Milky Way aglow

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 04:00
Most people think dark matter is the culprit in this mysterious warm light — but the real answer may be much simpler.
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ShadowCam to join Korea’s first lunar exploration mission

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 04:00
This sensitive camera will help researchers get an idea of those permanently shadowed regions.
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Dark matter may be fuzzier than we thought

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 04:00
Recent Chandra observations test current theories of dark matter.
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