Dec 6 - Rachel Bean, professor of astronomy and senior associate dean of
undergraduate education for the College of Arts and Sciences, is among a
team of 27 scientists who won a share of the $3 million 2018 Breakthrough Prize in... Read more ›
“This opens up a new window on the universe,” says Saul Teukolsky, a theoretical astrophysicist at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. “And each time a new window has opened up, we’ve made incredible discoveries.” -- The Chri
Radwan Tajeddine, a research associate in astronomy and lead author of the new research “What Confines the Rings of Saturn?”, concludes that the teamwork of seven moons keep Saturn's A ring corralled.
Titan's north polar region contains liquid hydrocarbon lakes. These lakes might be the ideal place for life to thrive on the frozen moon, but can we study these environments here on Earth? [Image courtesy of NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory/USGS]
On Nov. 17, the Cornell Astronomical Society and Department of Astronomy celebrated Fuertes' centennial.
“Cassini gave us a big pointer to where we need to go to look for life,” Dr. Jonathan Lunine said. “If we are interested in trying to find life beyond the Earth, that’s the place we need to go, and we know how to do it.” --
Fact #7: Polaris' Retirement
Vega will become our new north star in 12000 years.
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