Nov 14 - A pair of massive, hyper-luminous galaxies are merging in front of
astronomer’s eyes for the first time and revealing secrets of cosmic
creation. Read more ›
“This opens up a new window on the universe,” says Saul Teukolsky, a theoretical astrophysicist at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. “And each time a new window has opened up, we’ve made incredible discoveries.” -- The Chri
Titan's north polar region contains liquid hydrocarbon lakes. These lakes might be the ideal place for life to thrive on the frozen moon, but can we study these environments here on Earth? [Image courtesy of NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory/USGS]
Radwan Tajeddine, a research associate in astronomy and lead author of the new research “What Confines the Rings of Saturn?”, concludes that the teamwork of seven moons keep Saturn's A ring corralled.
On Nov. 17, the Cornell Astronomical Society and Department of Astronomy celebrated Fuertes' centennial.
Cornellians celebrate the Voyagers' historic Golden Record
Fact #4: Fuel for Thought
The Sun burns 600 million tons of Hydrogen every second.
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