Tag Archives: Astronomy

Elements of Webb: Salt, Ep10

The Webb Telescope is full of precise optical components, some of which include lenses made out of salt. Why? Find out why our infrared telescope requires this unexpected lens in this episode of Elements of Webb. Credits: NASA’s Goddard Space … Continue reading

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Artist Spends 10 Days Recreating the Sight of a Solar Eclipse

“I was awestruck by the intensity and the beauty of the corona.” Artist and stargazer Cathrin Machin continues to capture the wonders of the night sky in a mix of traditional and digital paintings. One of her latest projects was … Continue reading

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Planet Hunter

The story of the student who became a planet hunter. When Anne Dattilo attended a guest lecture at the University of Texas she had no idea it would be the start of a journey involving complex algorithms, a space telescope … Continue reading

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Einstein was right about relativity, UCLA says — for now – ScienceBlog.com

More than 100 years after Albert Einstein published his iconic general theory of relativity, it is beginning to fray at the edges, said Andrea Ghez, UCLA professor of physics and astronomy. Now, in the most comprehensive test of general relativity … Continue reading

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Evidence for the Multiverse | Full Talk | Catherine Heymans

The Institute of Art and Ideas Published on 25 May 2019 Can we ever observe universes beyond our own? Astrophysicist Catherine Heymans reveals the latest innovations that might help map out the multiverse.

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The Milky Way as You’ve Never Seen It Before – AMNH SciCafe

Fly through the galaxy with Museum astrophysicist Jackie Faherty, who takes us on a dazzling tour of new research and data visualizations made possible by recently released data from the Gaia space telescope. In April 2018, the European Space Agency’s … Continue reading

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Why the Autumnal Equinox Doesn’t Fall on the Same Day Every Year-space.com

Autumn is right around the corner for everyone in the Northern Hemisphere, while those in the Southern Hemisphere are gearing up for warmer spring weather. On Sept. 22 at 9:54 p.m. EDT (0154 GMT on Sept. 23), the sun will … Continue reading

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A 3D atlas of the universe

For the last 12 years, Carter Emmart has been coordinating the efforts of scientists, artists and programmers to build a complete 3D visualization of our known universe. He demos this stunning tour and explains how it’s being shared with facilities … Continue reading

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Stippled Black and White Illustrations of Star-Packed Galaxies by Petra Kostova

Copenhagen-based graphic designer and illustrator Petra Kostova of Pet & Dot creates dazzling galaxies composed of millions of stippled dots. To produce her concentrated star systems and cloudy nebulas she uses technical pens (either rOtring Rapidograph or Isograph) to draw on black and white paper. … Continue reading

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Why? Because Science.

If you think “science” and “comedy” don’t go together, Thea Beckman urges you to think again — her blog proves that you can laugh while you learn. https://discover.wordpress.com/2015/12/20/why-because-science/

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