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Spotlight on Astronomy
Clash of 'titan' galaxies

Clash of 'titan'...

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 ›

How a new era of astronomy will ride on gravitational waves

How a new era of astronomy will ride on gravitational waves

“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

Is there a terrestrial analogue for Titan?

Is there a terrestrial analogue for Titan?

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]

Research Spotlight

Research Spotlight

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.

Fuertes Observatory's 100th birthday

Fuertes Observatory's 100th birthday

On Nov. 17, the Cornell Astronomical Society and Department of Astronomy celebrated Fuertes' centennial.

Voyager Panel

Voyager Panel

Cornellians celebrate the Voyagers' historic Golden Record

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