Thanks to a new study by a team of Spanish researchers, the oldest star in the Milky Way may have finally been discovered
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Ever since the Kepler space telescope began discovering thousands of exoplanets in our galaxy, astronomers have been eagerly awaiting the day when next-generation missions are deployed. These include the much-anticipated James Webb Space Telescope, which is scheduled to take to space in 2019, but also the many ground-based observatories that are currently being constructed. One […]
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A team of Brazilian astronomers recently made an unexpected discovery, a binary system consisting of a low mass-white dwarf with a brown dwarf companion.
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I’ve often been asked the question, “Can the astronauts on the Space Station see the stars?” Astronaut Jack Fischer provides an unequivocal answer of “yes!” with a recent post on Twitter of a timelapse he took from the ISS. Fischer captured the arc of the Milky Way in all its glory, saying it “paints the […]
Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Dr. Jeffrey Forshaw is a British particle physicist with an interest in quantum chromodynamics (QCD) which is the study of the behavior of subatomic particles. Dr. Forshaw is the co-author (with Brian Cox) of Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos, which sends readers on an inspirational journey of scientific […]
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A new video based on ESA’s Gaia Mission lets you gaze into the crystal ball and watch the Milky Way galaxy evolve right before your eyes.
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