Jan 12 - An international group of astronomers has found that the
Cornell-discovered fast radio burst FRB 121102 – a brief, gigantic pulse
of radio waves from 3 billion light years away – passes through a veil
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FRB 121102, a fast radio burst discovered by Cornell astronomers.
Cornell astronomers, Alex Hayes and Paul Corlies, have created a new global topographic map of Saturn’s moon Titan that has opened new windows into understanding its liquid flows and terrain.
Opportunity continued the historic winter science campaign inside Perseverance Valley and delivered the goods that confirmed an important discovery in November. [The Planetary Society, A.J.S. Rayl, 12/1/17; Image courtesy of NASA]
A group led by Yu-Cian Hong (Cornell) recently ran simulations to test the relationship between newly forming planets and their moons.
“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.” -- CSMonito
Fact #14: Drifting Away
Earth is the only planet that has plate tectonics!
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