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Take a Flight Through the Most Detailed 3D Map of the Universe Ever Made

Once I accidentally took a photo of one of the most important stars in the Universe... Andromeda Galaxy imaged at…

2 months ago

Messier 30 – The NGC 7099 Globular Cluster

Located approximately 26,000 light years from Earth, in the direction of the Capricornus constellation. is the globular cluster known as…

4 years ago

What If We Do Find Aliens?

We've been so busy wondering how we'll find aliens that we never stopped to consider what we'll do if we…

4 years ago

New Lenses To Help In The Hunt For Dark Energy

With the arrival of two special lenses, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) is on its way to exploring the…

5 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – June 5, 2015: Stephen Fowler, Creative Director at InfoAge

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: This week we welcome Stephen Fowler, who is the Creative Director at InfoAge, the…

5 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 367: Spitzer does Exoplanets

We've spent the last few weeks talking about different ways astronomers are searching for exoplanets. But now we reach the…

6 years ago

Are Aliens Watching Old TV Shows?

You've probably heard the trope about how aliens have been watching old episodes of "I Love Lucy" and might think…

6 years ago

How Do We Know How Old Everything Is?

We hear that rocks are a certain age, and stars are another age. And the Universe itself is 13.7 billion…

6 years ago

Making Cubesats do Astronomy

One doesn't take two cubesats and rub them together to make static electricity. Rather, you send them on a brief space voyage…

6 years ago

Nearby Galaxy Holds First Ultraluminous X-Ray Source that is a Pulsar

A research team led by Caltech astronomers of Pasadena California have discovered an ultraluminous X-ray (ULX) source that is pulsating. Their…

6 years ago