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[…] Energy Survey (DES Y3). We analyse DES Y3 mock catalogues from Gaussian simulations with a fast and accurate importance sampling pipeline. We show that the methodology for determining matching scale […]

AstroAlert: The Sun like you’ve never seen it before

Hi everyone, [vcex_spacing size=”10px”] The image above might look like something you’d want to consult a dermatologist about, but it’s actually the most detailed image of the Sun ever taken. […]

Local Attractions & Dining

AstroAlert: Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician who broke barriers, has died

Hi everyone, [vcex_spacing size=”10px”] Sad news: Pioneering NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson died today at the age of 101. [vcex_spacing size=”10px”] Born in West Virginia in 1918, Johnson was fascinated by […]

AstroAlert: New telescope named in honor of astronomer Vera Rubin

Hi everyone, [vcex_spacing size=”10px”] It was announced this week that a major new telescope will be named in honor of trailblazing astronomer Vera Rubin, who died in 2016. [vcex_spacing size=”10px”] […]

Solar System

AstroAlert: One moon wasn’t enough…

Hi everyone, [vcex_spacing size=”10px”] Astronomers have announced the discovery of a previously unknown moon orbiting the Earth. That’s right, our planet now has two moons. This new one has even been given […]

AstroAlert: Biggest black hole in the local universe discovered

Hi everyone, [vcex_spacing size=”10px”] Astronomers have discovered the most massive black hole in the nearby universe and it’s a beast, weighing the equivalent of 40 billion suns. The black hole […]

AstroAlert: Superfast star found leaving the Milky Way at 4 million miles per hour

Hi everyone, [vcex_spacing size=”10px”] Astronomers have discovered one of the fastest moving stars ever, and it appears to have been flung out of our galaxy by the supermassive black hole […]

Total Lunar Eclipse

One of the most dramatic and easily viewed celestial events—a total lunar eclipse—is fast approaching. It happens on January 20-21 and will be visible from across North and South America […]

AstroAlert: Dance Your PhD winners announced

Hi everyone, [vcex_spacing size=”30px”] The Dance Your Ph.D. contest began in 2008 as a way to encourage newly minted Ph.D. scientists to communicate their thesis research to the public through […]