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June 9, 2017


From NASA: The entire galaxy essentially acts as an astronomical laser that beams out microwave emission rather than visible light (hence the ‘m’ replacing the ‘l’).

IRAS 16399-0937, The Megamaser Galaxy

What's the difference between a maser and a laser?

February 20, 2017


UGC 1382. On the left how it appears in optical light, in the middle how it appears with incorporated ultraviolet and deep optical light, and on the right, how UGC 1382 appears when the center view is combined with a view of low-density hydrogen gas.

A “Frankenstein” Galaxy

UGC 1382 used to be considered a pretty boring galaxy.

June 26, 2015



The Oldest Worlds    

Scientists recently discovered Earth‑sized planets orbiting a star more than 11 billion years old.

May 14, 2015



New Neighborhood Galaxy

Astronomers discovered KKs3, a dwarf galaxy that neighbors the Milky Way!

April 22, 2014


NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will focus it's efforts on light in the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Red Dwarf Stars And The Search For Extraterrestrial Life

As it turns out, life may not be limited to orbits around sun-like stars.

October 14, 2011


This is a computerized depiction of waves radiating outward from a source moving from right to left. Notice how the bands are farther apart behind the object compared to in front of it.

Alone In The Dark

If cosmic trends continue, night is going to get a whole lot darker.

July 6, 2008


What Makes the Sun Shine?

What makes the sun shine? It's a question we rarely give much thought. However, there is a scientific explanation for this commonplace phenomenon.

June 17, 2008


Total Eclipse of a Black Hole

Have you ever wondered about the terms "Black Hole" or "Supernova" meant? If no or even you would like to learn more, then listen to this edition of AMOS.

December 27, 2005


L. G. M.?

Last time we mentioned the time when Soviet radio astronomers went public about listening in on radio signals from an alien civilization. As it turned out, what they were actually listening to was a quasar: the blazing core of a galaxy that can emit radio waves that fluctuate in a regular pattern. So regular, in fact, that people thought it was an alien intelligence. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 24, 2004


Robot Attack

Are self replicating robots in our near future? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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