Astronomy

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When stars collide, it’s not always in a Hollywood action film or on the red carpet. In a much more star-studded event than any movie premiere or awards could ever be, NASA has captured images of a collision of galactic proportions. Through the use of NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, researchers have been given...

For the first time, an exoplanet which orbits within the habitable zone of another star has been confirmed as being the size of Earth. These observations were made by both the W.M. Keck Observatory and the Gemini Observatory. Recent science articles on the discovery have been published, including that in the Science Daily news. Initially,...

Researchers claim that they have discovered evidence that proves the universe was created in only a matter of a split second. The discovery is based on an idea called “Cosmic Inflation” -- a different take on the Big Bang theory. The experiment that led to the discovery was conducted by a team of astronomers with...

Most of us think of the technology used in space science as being primarily used for space exploration and monitoring. However, the growth in technology has allowed the capability of crossing over lines into other areas of science, and in consumer and commercial use. The 3D One camera is one example where a piece of...

Even those who don’t have science careers are painfully aware that the recent government shutdown had a huge impact on research and those who have science jobs in a number of different fields. Just last month, the Green Bank telescope, the largest radio telescope in the world, stopped moving. As a result, the research being...

For the past decade in the US, the exploration of space has been gradually and forcefully expanding beyond NASA’s sphere of influence. Partly because of the end of the Cold War, and partly because of concerns about the federal deficits, the will to spend tax dollars on space missions has continued to wane. That vacuum has...