Astronomy

One of These Pictures Is the Brain, the Other is the Universe. Can You Tell Which is Which?

‚ÄúScience is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in…

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A third of the stars in the Milky Way came from a single merger 10 billion years ago

Ten billion years ago the young Milky Way survived a titanic merger with a neighboring galaxy, eventually consuming the whole…

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A new way to map out dark matter is 10 times more precise than the previous-best method

Astronomers have to be extra clever to map out the invisible dark matter in the universe. Recently, a team of…

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Every Year NASA Simulates Our View of the Moon for the Upcoming 12 Months. Here’s 2021, Hour by Hour

There's no real reason most of us need to know what the Moon will look like on any particular day…

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Astronomers See a Newly Forming Planetary Disk That’s Continuing to Feed On Material from its Nebula

Over the last few years, astronomers have observed distant solar systems in their early stages of growth. ALMA (Atacama Large…

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A New Artist’s Illustration of the Extremely Large Telescope. So Many Lasers

Everyone loves lasers. And the only thing better than a bunch of lasers is a bunch of lasers on one…

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Catch Monday Morning’s Subtle Lunar Eclipse

A penumbral lunar eclipse in the early morning hours of November 30th marks the start of the last eclipse season…

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Here’s what we know about Earth’s new minimoon

For only the second time in history, astronomers have discovered a new, natural-origin, minimoon orbiting the Earth. The minimoon, known…

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Hubble Sees Dark Shadows That Could Be Cast by a Supermassive Black Hole

We use the term 'supermassive black hole' with a kind of casual familiarity. But stop and think about what they…

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Mars Might Have Lost its Water Quickly

Mars is an arid place, and aside from a tiny amount of water vapour in the atmosphere, all water exists…

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