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Astronomy Cast Ep. 467: Resonance

Many of the moons and planets across the Universe are in resonance with each other and their star. What causes…

5 years ago

A Single Wave, Bigger Than the Milky Way, is Rolling Through the Perseus Galaxy Cluster

A team of researchers using the Chandra X-Ray Observatory have spotted a wave of hot gas larger than the Milky…

5 years ago

What Is a Tsunami?

For people living in oceanfront communities, the prospect of a tsunami is a frightening one. Much like earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes…

7 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 369: The Fizeau Experiment

Light is tricky stuff, and it took scientists hundreds of years to puzzle out what this stuff is. But they…

8 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 368: Searching for the Aether Wind: the Michelson–Morley Experiment

Waves move through a medium, like water or air. So it seemed logical to search for a medium that light…

8 years ago

Surf’s Up on Titan! Cassini May Have Spotted Waves in Titan’s Seas

It's no surprise that Titan's north polar region is covered with vast lakes and seas of liquid methane -- these…

9 years ago

Effects of Einstein’s Elusive Gravitational Waves Observed

Two white dwarfs similar to those in the system SDSS J065133.338+284423.37 spiral together in this illustration from NASA. Credit: D.…

10 years ago

What Is Sound?

[/caption]Light and sound are both waves. However, the former can travel through a vacuum while the latter cannot. So what…

13 years ago