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Rise of the Super Telescopes: The Giant Magellan Telescope

The Giant Magellan Telescope is being built in Chile by a consortium of nations. It should see first light in…

3 years ago

What Was the Carrington Event?

In 1859, the Sun gave off the most powerful solar flare on record. A blast of radiation and particles so…

3 years ago

How Many Galaxies Are There in the Universe?

Did you hear that the Universe has 10x the number of galaxies? How did astronomers discover this, and what does…

3 years ago

Returned Samples Of Asteroid Itokawa Show Violent 4.5 Billion Year History

Asteroid Itokawa had a sometimes violent 4.5 billion year history, according to samples returned by Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa.

3 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – June 24, 2016: Dr. James Green

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Dr. James Green is the NASA Director of Planetary Science. Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com…

3 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 417: Error 417: Expectation Failed

In all fields of science, sometimes more is learned when you fail at what you're trying to do than when…

3 years ago

Tutankhamun’s Meteorite Blade

The Egyptian boy-king's blade was made 600 years before Egypt had iron-smelting technology.

3 years ago

New Horizons Sends Back First Science On Distant Kuiper Belt Object

With Pluto in its rear-view mirror, New Horizons is heading towards its next target, and sending back valuable science on…

3 years ago

Is A New Particle About To Be Announced?

The unexplained results from two separate experiments at the Large Hadron Collider point to the possible discovery of a new…

3 years ago

Boiling Water Is Carving Martian Slopes

Surface features on Mars may have been caused by boiling water.

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