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Terzian Honored

Terzian Honored

Jun 27 - NASA has announced it will award the Distinguished Public Service Medal, its highest honor, to astronomer Yervant Terzian, the Tisch Distinguished Professor Emeritus.   Read more ›

Cornell researchers build telescopes to measure universe's earliest light

Cornell researchers build telescopes to measure universe's earliest light

Professor Michael Niemack, left, and Cornell graduate student Nicholas Cothard at 18,400 feet elevation in Chile near the future locations of the Simons Observatory and CCAT-prime telescopes.

Castaway exoplanet moons behave like cosmic bumper cars

Castaway exoplanet moons behave like cosmic bumper cars

In this artistic rendering, an Earth-like exomoon orbits a gas giant planet in a star's habitable zone in a galaxy far away. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Titan's "magic islands" aren't islands, or bubbles

Titan's "magic islands" aren't islands, or bubbles

Image courtesy of JPL-Caltech/NASA, Univ. of Arizona, Univ. of Idaho

Methane ice dunes found on Pluto by NASA spacecraft

Methane ice dunes found on Pluto by NASA spacecraft

Scientists say they have found evidence of dunes of frozen methane on Pluto.

Mars is suddenly more interesting

Mars is suddenly more interesting

Prof. Jonathan Lunine discusses recent discoveries on Mars in this CNN Online story. (Photo: JPL-NASA)

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