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AstroAlert: Dance Your PhD winners announced

Hi everyone, 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 interpretive dance. […]

AstroAlert: NASA remasters the ‘Pale Blue Dot” photo of Earth

[…] leader,’ every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. If you’d like to know more about […]

AstroAlert: Biggest black hole in the local universe discovered

[…] everyone, 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 is located in […]

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

[…] Technology, Kyler Kuehn, is one of the discoverers. The star, named S5-HVs, is traveling at a speed of nearly 4 million miles per hour. Tracing its orbit back in time, […]

Total Lunar Eclipse

[…] be easy to view (if clouds don’t obscure the view) since they can be seen without the use of any special equipment. However, binoculars or a telescope will still offer […]

How the Sun could make new planets

Find out how and if our Sun could make new planets. In this article Dr. Lisa Prato gives you her take on the possiblity.  http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/03/how-the-sun-could-make-a-new-batch-of-planets/472857/

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AstroAlert: A Song for the Universe (update)

[…] the Hubble Space Telescope. The can now see and hear the fruits of this project online. It’s the brainchild of Eric Whitacre, an American composer known for his choral and […]