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Astronomers Propose a 14-Meter Infrared Space Telescope

The Universe wants us to understand its origins. Every second of every day, it sends us a multitude of signals,…

4 weeks ago

How We Get Planets from Clumping Dust

Our gleaming Earth, brimming with liquid water and swarming with life, began as all rocky planets do: dust. Somehow, mere…

4 months ago

This Galaxy Hosted One of the Most Powerful Supernovae Ever Seen

In 2010, an exceptionally luminous supernova exploded in a small galaxy about 150 million light-years away called UGC 5189A. The…

5 months ago

Webb and Hubble Work Together to Reveal This Spectacular Galaxy Pair — and Several Bonuses!

What’s better than a pair of galaxies observed by a pair of iconic space telescopes? The answer to that, according…

2 years ago

We’ve Now Seen Planet-Forming Disks Around Hundreds of Young Stars. What Do They Tell Us?

Is our Solar System comparable to other solar systems? What do other systems look like? We know from exoplanet studies…

2 years ago

Dust Seen Streaming Out of Namibia Into the Atlantic Ocean

Landsat 8 strikes again. Landsat 8 is the United States Geological Survey's most recently launched satellite, and it holds the…

4 years ago

Organic Matter Could Have Delivered Earth’s Water

The origin of Earth's water is a big piece of the puzzle in Earth's history. Did it come from comets…

4 years ago

There Might Be Dust Devils On Titan Too

Saturn's moon Titan is alone among the Solar System's moons. It's the only one with any atmosphere to speak of.…

4 years ago

It Looks Like Betelgeuse was Dimming Because it was Dusty After All

It’s been said that dust built the Universe. And it turns out dust may be the culprit for building up…

4 years ago

Astronomy Cast Bonus Episode: Dust with Dr. Paul Sutter

Download MP3 Recorded during the Astrotour to Costa Rica, Fraser talks to Dr. Paul Matt Sutter about the nature of…

5 years ago