Weekly Space Hangout – Sept. 26, 2014: So Wait, Do Black Holes Exist or Not?!?

by Fraser Cain September 26, 2014

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg ( / @cosmic_chatter) Alessondra Springmann (@sondy) Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba) Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein) Jason Major (@JPMajor) Fraser Cain on Google+

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Did Wild Weather — Or A Companion — Cause Eerie Infrared Glow From This Baby Star?

by Elizabeth Howell September 24, 2014

Watch out! Carbon monoxide gas is likely fleeing the disk of a young star like our Sun, producing an unusual signature in infrared. This could be the first time winds have been confirmed in association with a T Tauri star, or something else might be going on. Because the observed signature of the star (called […]

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Amazing Video Timelapse Of Big Telescopes At Work In Chile

by Elizabeth Howell September 2, 2014

What’s it like to spend a night at a huge telescope observatory? Jordi Busque recorded a brilliant timelapse of the Very Large Telescope (VLT) and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). What makes this video unique is not only the exotic location in Chile, but the use of sound in the area rather than music. […]

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A Cosmic Collision: Our Best View Yet of Two Distant Galaxies Merging

by Shannon Hall August 27, 2014

An international team of astronomers has obtained the best view yet of two galaxies colliding when the universe was only half its current age. Shannon Hall on Google+

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Some Of Comet ISON’s Organic Materials Arose In An Unexpected Place

by Elizabeth Howell August 12, 2014

While Comet ISON’s breakup around Thanksgiving last year disappointed many amateur observers, its flight through the inner solar system beforehand showed scientists something neat: it was carrying organic materials with it. A group examined the molecules surrounding the comet in its coma (atmosphere) and, along with observations of Comet Lemmon, created a 3-D model that […]

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