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Spotlight on Astronomy
Haynes tours the heavens

Haynes tours the...

May 1 - Martha Haynes, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy, led an audience of students and faculty on a “journey across space and time” April 25 in Philip Lewis Hall.   Read more ›

Castaway exoplanet moons behave like cosmic bumper cars

Castaway exoplanet moons behave like cosmic bumper cars

In this artistic rendering, an Earth-like exomoon orbits a gas giant planet in a star's habitable zone in a galaxy far away. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Search for life among the stars

Search for life among the stars

Astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger speaks about the search for faraway worlds and signatures of life.

Rotation of fast radio burst reveals origins of the cosmic blast

Rotation of fast radio burst reveals origins of the cosmic blast

FRB 121102, a fast radio burst discovered by Cornell astronomers.

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity continues to make discoveries on Mars

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity continues to make discoveries on Mars

Perseverance Valley holds rocks carved by sand blowing uphill from the crater floor, and wind might also be the key in sorting larger particles into rows parallel to the slope.

NASA's Juno Jupiter Probe Exceeds Expectations

NASA's Juno Jupiter Probe Exceeds Expectations

Juno is soaking up as much data as it can about the planet’s gravity, magnetic fields, deep atmosphere and core. [Forbes/Science]

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Fact #3: Traveling Time

Traveling at the speed of light it would still take you over 4 years to reach the Sun’s nearest neighbour star.