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June 18, 2013
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Star with flare

NASA telescope provides insights into unusual dwarf star Astronomer John Gizis of the University of Delaware, working with data obtained by NASA’s Kepler telescope, is studying a highly unusual dwarf star and its powerful flares that may hold clues to … Continue reading

January 8, 2013
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Within ‘Habitable Zone,’ More Planets than We Knew

The number of known places in our galaxy theoretically hospitable to life may be significantly greater than previously thought, according to new research. Researchers with Planet Hunters are reporting the discovery of a Jupiter-sized planet in the so-called “habitable zone” … Continue reading

January 13, 2012
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Stars Pop Onto the Scene in New WISE Image

PASADENA, Calif. — A new, large mosaic from NASA’s Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) showcases a vast stretch of cosmic clouds bubbling with new star birth. The region — a 1,000-square-degree chunk of our Milky Way galaxy — is home … Continue reading

June 29, 2011
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Clocking Neptune’s Spin

*By tracking atmospheric features on Neptune, a UA planetary scientist has accurately determined the planet’s rotation, a feat that had not been previously achieved for any of the gas planets in our solar system except Jupiter. A day on Neptune … Continue reading

June 21, 2011
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New Zealand Mountain Named in Honor of Yale Astronomer

Acclaimed by her peers in the United States as “possibly the greatest woman scientist of the 20th century” and known in her native New Zealand as a “world leader in modern cosmology and one of the most creative and significant … Continue reading