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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 ›

Back to Saturn? Five Missions Proposed to Follow Cassini

Back to Saturn? Five Missions Proposed to Follow Cassini

“Cassini gave us a big pointer to where we need to go to look for life,” Dr. Jonathan Lunine said. “If we are interested in trying to find life beyond the Earth, that’s the place we need to go, and we know how to do it.” --

Pioneer in the search for ET looks back

Pioneer in the search for ET looks back

Frank Drake '51 meets with students during coffee hour in the Space Sciences Building before giving his talk in Rockefeller Hall.

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.

Kaltenegger stars in IMAX film

Kaltenegger stars in IMAX film

Cornell astronomer stars in IMAX film, 'The Search for Life in Space'

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

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Fact of the Day

Fact #1: Saturn's Rings

Saturn's rings are arguably the flattest structure known to man, being some 300,000 km end-to-end but with a vertical thickness of about ...