Charlie Conroy of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics recognized bu the American Astronomical Society. Continue reading CfA’s Conroy recognized by American Astronomical Society
After 3 billion miles and nine and a half years, NASA’s New Horizons has passed Pluto and entered the farthest reaches of our galaxy. Dr. Scott Kenyon of the Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, tells us what we know and what we hope to learn from this dark and frigid ball of ice. Continue reading The Lord of the Underworld gives up its secrets
February 4, 2015. Have you reached a milestone, received an award or conquered the world (at least your little corner of it) lately? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to toot your horn for you! Be sure to include your contact information and a picture as an attachment. Continue reading Robert Kirshner Receives Wolf Prize in Physics
We’ve been depressed ever since Pluto was demoted. After all, in the words of one esteemed scientist, “A dwarf hamster is still a hamster.” Is it time to revisit the debate? Continue reading Is Pluto a planet? The votes are in!
Scientists today announced the discovery of gravitational waves that amount to the “first tremors of the Big Bang.” This is big, indeed. Continue reading Have we found evidence for the origins of the universe?
A recently discovered Earth-like planet is a complete mystery that shouldn’t even exist. It doesn’t look as if it will for long. Continue reading Mystery world baffles astronomers
All the gold that exists in the universe is created in the cataclysmic collision of dead stars. Mind-blowing, right? Continue reading We are stardust, we are golden–and so is our bling
An unusual collaboration has joined Plato’s “sister sciences” of music and astronomy into a true “music of the spheres.” Continue reading Star Songs: the music of the spheres
New research finds more and more Earth-like planets orbiting distant stars. Continue reading Worlds within worlds: The quest for a twin Earth heats up
“It’s an exit door from our universe. You walk through that door, you’re not coming back.” Continue reading Event Horizon: Peering to the edge of a Black Hole