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 ›
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]
“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
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.” --
Cornellians celebrate the Voyagers' historic Golden Record
Fact #9: Another Horoscope
The constellation Ophiuchus passes through the ecliptic, making it the "13th sign" of the zodiac.
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