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Posts tagged astronomers

August 8, 2013

 

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Astronomers And Cancer Researchers Work Together To Fight Cancer

At the University of Cambridge in the UK, astronomers and cancer researchers have joined forces.

June 28, 2012

 

salt lake city pollution seen from park city

What Is Light Pollution?

The magnificent sight of the Milky Way, for example, can now only be seen in rural areas. Why do we shine light up into the sky in the first place?

April 30, 2009

 

Cluster of stars in space

Overweight Stars

Astronomers have proposed two theories to explain the mysterious origin of blue stragglers.

April 17, 2007

 

mars

Mars Attack

It was a great moment in the history of NASA, especially since people had been working so long at trying to get a probe to Mars

April 9, 2007

 

a diagram of the sun's heliosphere

The Heliosphere

Solar winds create a bubble that cover our entire solar system! Scientists call this the sun's heliosphere.

January 15, 2007

 

an image of the sun with a sunspot

Backwards Sunspot

What is a backwards sunspot and what does it signify?

October 5, 2006

 

NGC 281: a bustling hub of star formation

Megasun!

When you look up into the night sky you can see hundreds of stars without even using a telescope. How did all of these stars form?

December 2, 2005

 

The Tenth Planet?

On last count, there were nine planets in our solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Soon, however, we might need to add a tenth planet to the solar lineup. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

July 29, 2005

 

The Richter Scale, etc.

Just how big was 2004′s Sumatra earthquake? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 16, 2004

 

Parallax

You may have heard of parallax, but what is it? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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