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Spotlight on Astronomy
Haynes tours the heavens

Haynes tours the...

May 1 - Martha Haynes, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy, led an audience of students and faculty on a “journey across space and time” April 25 in Philip Lewis Hall.   Read more ›

NASA's Juno Jupiter Probe Exceeds Expectations

NASA's Juno Jupiter Probe Exceeds Expectations

Juno is soaking up as much data as it can about the planet’s gravity, magnetic fields, deep atmosphere and core. [Forbes/Science]

Search for life among the stars

Search for life among the stars

Astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger speaks about the search for faraway worlds and signatures of life.

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

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.

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity continues to make discoveries on Mars

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity continues to make discoveries on Mars

Perseverance Valley holds rocks carved by sand blowing uphill from the crater floor, and wind might also be the key in sorting larger particles into rows parallel to the slope.

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Fact #7: Polaris' Retirement

Vega will become our new north star in 12000 years.