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From Gemini: "GPIES May 2016 Observing Run: Women in Astronomy" Women in Science

Gemini Observatory

May 30, 2016
Katie Morzinski

Hello GPI fans! We are just wrapping up our cloudy, snowy May 2016 GPIES observing run. While the weather wasn’t the best, we accomplished what we could in between the clouds. 1,057 more words

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From Ethan Siegel: "The strongest gravitational show in the Universe"

From Ethan Siegel

Six examples of the strong gravitational lenses the Hubble Space Telescope discovered and imaged. Image credit: NASA, ESA, C. Faure (Zentrum für Astronomie, University of Heidelberg) and J.P. 651 more words

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From UBC: "UBC astronomy student discovers four new planets" Women in Science

University of British Columbia

May 30, 2016
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Michelle Kunimoto

Michelle Kunimoto’s bachelor degree in physics and astronomy sent her on a journey out of this world—and led to the discovery of four new worlds beyond our solar system. 527 more words

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From CosmosUp: "The Promise of Kepler-62f: A Distant Earth-like World"


30, May 2016

On April 18, 2013, NASA’ astronomers announced the discovery of a new planetary system composed of five worlds orbiting a star somewhat cooler and smaller than the Sun, approximately 1,200 light-years away from us in the constellation Lyra. 593 more words

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From Ethan Siegel: "The Double Jet Death Of Sun-Like Stars"

From Ethan Siegel

May 30, 2016

Planetary Nebula M2-9, from the Hubble Space Telescope. Image credit: Bruce Balick (University of Washington), Vincent Icke (Leiden University, The Netherlands), Garrelt Mellema (Stockholm University), and NASA/ESA. 459 more words

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From Science Vibe: "Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking"


August 26, 2015
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Illustration of Cygnus X-1, another stellar-mass black hole located 6070 ly (chandra.harvard.edu)

According to a new radical theory proposed by Stephen Hawking, humans could escape from black holes, rather than getting stuck in them, or crushed to smithereens. 277 more words

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From Nature: "Physics: Invest in neutrino astronomy"


25 May 2016
Spencer Klein

Spencer Klein calls for bigger telescope arrays to catch particles from the most energetic places in the Universe.

An optical sensor begins its 2,500-metre journey down a borehole to become part of the IceCube neutrino detector in Antarctica. 2,029 more words

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