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More Than Half A Million Galaxies Identified And Classified By The ALHAMBRA Project
2013-12-02 12:15:47

The ALHAMBRA project has identified and classified more than half a million galaxies, after seven years of close observation of the universe

What Caused Asteroid Scheila’s Outburst?
2011-10-08 05:07:17

A remarkable discovery was made by astronomers on 12 December 2010: an asteroid named Scheila had changed its appearance and looked more like a comet, complete with bright tail.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.