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Every so often, readers submit questions to our "Ask the Astronomer" series, wondering various things about the universe, space travel, or complex physics concepts we have no freaking answer for. Thankfully, when this happens, we have a few resident astronomers always willing to jump in and help us out--like professor of astronomy at Vanderbilt University, Dr. David Weintraub.
For the first time ever, scientists have found complex organic molecules in a proplanetary disk around a young star, and this is GREAT news for alien life.
New work from Carnegie’s Hubble Fellow Yue Shen and Luis Ho of the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) at Peking University solves a quasar mystery that astronomers have been puzzling over for 20 years.
Famous Astronomers recently launched to help publicize the stories & biographies of the most renowned astronomers that ever lived. (PRWEB) July 12, 2014
The Milky Way and Andromeda galaxy are dominant members of a small group of galaxies. However, not a lot has been known about the smaller galaxies that reside within our neighborhood in the universe.
Public is invited to interact with astronomers at AAS meeting in National Harbor. WASHINGTON, Dec.
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), one the largest and most innovative astronomy and science education organizations in the U.S., is proud to announce the recipients of its 2013 awards for excellence in astronomy research and education.
Comet Pan-STARRS lit up our skies during March, but another comet is on its way that is expected to outshine it.
A writer for the magazine Physics World says that late British astronomer Sir Bernard Lovell was not "brainwashed" by the Soviets, despite rampant rumors to the contrary.
A Rutgers University astronomer has created computer models and simulations that help to explain how galaxies formed and evolved.
Maximilian Franz Joseph Cornelius Wolf (June 21, 1863 - October 3, 1932) was a German astronomer and pioneer of astrophotography. He is accredited with the discovery of a large quantity of asteroids. Heidelberg, Germany was his birthplace. He received his PhD at the University of Heidelberg in 1888, and in 1890 he took employment in that institution. Beginning in 1891, Wolf discovered more than 200 asteroids with the Bruce double-astrograph, while working at the Landessternwarte...
Carina (keel of a ship) Constellation -- Location: Mostly Southern Hemisphere, low on the horizon in the Northern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 09h; Declination: -60; Source: Modern Constellation by astronomer Abbe Nicholas de Lacaille, from Argo Navis; Greek mythology, also Egyptian and Indian Carina means the keel or bottom of a ship. This constellation was originally part of a larger pattern representing an entire sailing ship. A ship pattern was recognized by several...
Planet Pluto -- Pluto is the ninth and smallest planet of our solar system. It was discovered by the astronomer Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory in Arizona on February 18, 1930 (although the body was first photographed on March 19, 1915). Tombaugh was searching for a "Planet X" to explain the orbit of Neptune; further analysis, with seven decades more data about Neptune's position, has resolved the perceived anomaly without need for an additional gravitational pull on Neptune....
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