A Weird West Tale and the Hunt for Planet Vulcan

by David Dickinson July 28, 2013

One of the most fascinating stories in modern astronomy involves the pursuit of a world that never was. Tomorrow marks the 135th anniversary of the total solar eclipse of July 29th, 1878. With a maximum totality of 3 minutes 11 seconds, this eclipse traced a path across western Canada and the United States from the […]

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Tiny Bubbles: Star Trek Gets An Atomic Look

by Elizabeth Howell May 6, 2013

Add IBM to the list of entities eagerly counting down to Star Trek: Into Darkness, the next installment of the famed franchise, which opens up in theaters May 17. Researchers at the computing giant are so excited that they created atomic images of Star Trek symbols. Elizabeth Howell on Google+

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Pluto May Soon Have a Moon Named Vulcan (Thanks to William Shatner)

by Jason Major February 25, 2013

The votes have been tallied and the results are in from the SETI Institute’s Pluto Rocks Poll: “Vulcan” and “Cerberus” have come out on top for names for Pluto’s most recently-discovered moons, P4 and P5. After 450,324 votes cast over the past two weeks, Vulcan is the clear winner with a landslide 174,062 votes… due […]

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