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Spotlight on Astronomy
Clash of 'titan' galaxies

Clash of 'titan'...

Nov 14 - A pair of massive, hyper-luminous galaxies are merging in front of astronomer’s eyes for the first time and revealing secrets of cosmic creation.   Read more ›

Is there a terrestrial analogue for Titan?

Is there a terrestrial analogue for Titan?

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]

How a new era of astronomy will ride on gravitational waves

How a new era of astronomy will ride on gravitational waves

“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

Fuertes Observatory's 100th birthday

Fuertes Observatory's 100th birthday

On Nov. 17, the Cornell Astronomical Society and Department of Astronomy celebrated Fuertes' centennial.

Back to Saturn? Five Missions Proposed to Follow Cassini

Back to Saturn? Five Missions Proposed to Follow Cassini

“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.” --

Voyager Panel

Voyager Panel

Cornellians celebrate the Voyagers' historic Golden Record

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Fact of the Day

Fact #9: Another Horoscope

The constellation Ophiuchus passes through the ecliptic, making it the "13th sign" of the zodiac.