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How Old is That Star? Ask a Computer

A new machine learning technique could make it much easier to estimate the age of stellar populations.

9 months ago

Dust is Hiding how Powerful Quasars Really are

A new study has found that Active Galactic Nuclei are much brighter and similar to one another than previously thought.

1 year ago

Astronomy and Geophysics is Rife With Bullying and Harassment

A new survey conducted by the Royal Astronomical Society has shown that the fields of astronomy and geophysics also suffer…

3 years ago

The First-Ever Film of a Total Solar Eclipse – in 1900 – was Just Discovered and Restored

The first film of a total solar eclipse has been restored by specialists at the British Film Institute (BFI) and…

5 years ago

“Monster Planet” Discovered, Makes Scientists Rethink Theories of Planetary Formation

The discovery of a Jupiter-sized planet around a red dwarf star has caused astronomers to rethink some of their theories…

6 years ago

The Closest Supernova Since 1604 Is Hissing At Us

By examining faint radio emissions from a local supernova remnant, astronomers are learning more about how stars behave before they…

8 years ago

Behold The Distant Universe!

At the annual National Astronomy Meeting, members of the Ultra Deep Survey (UDS) team shared images that are the deepest…

8 years ago

Moon Dust Could ‘Engulf’ Lunar Rovers — Especially During Sunrise and Sunset

That video above is perhaps the ultimate off-roading adventure: taking a rover out for a spin on the moon. Look…

11 years ago

Black Hole Gets Kicked Out of Galaxy

[/caption] Supermassive black holes are thought to lie at the center of most large galaxies. But off in a distant…

14 years ago

Life on Titan Could Be Smelly and Explosive

[/caption] Could there be life on Titan? If so, one astrobiologist says humans probably couldn't be in the same room…

14 years ago