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About 1,800 Ball State University students take introductory astronomy courses each year, which is higher than the number taking such classes at Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame combined.
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After more than 48 years of introducing the wonders of the night skies and heavenly bodies to thousands of students and local residents, Santa Barbara City College Earth and Planetary Science Professor Fred Marschak is getting ready to pack up his telescopes, retire and move with his wife Nancy back to their home state of Pennsylvania.
What looked at first like a sort of upside-down planet has instead revealed a new method for studying binary star systems, discovered by a University of Washington student astronomer.
Mysteries of one of the most fascinating nearby planetary systems now have been solved, report authors of a scientific paper to be published by the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society in its early online edition on 22 April 2014.
Samsung has released the latest version of its Galaxy S and News24 had a first look at the pricey smartphone.
Explanation: It is bigger than a bread box. In fact, it is much bigger than all bread boxes put together.
The sun will be directly above Bangkok on Sunday, possibly making it the hottest day of the year.
As members of an elite band of cosmic explorers, they are among the few to have gone beyond the final frontier and looked down on the Earth from space.
Supernovas are the spectacular ends to the lives of many massive stars. These explosions, which occur on average twice a century in the Milky Way, can produce enormous amounts of energy and be as bright as a galaxy itself.
FORGET carrying a wallet - soon empty-handed shoppers will be able to pay for goods with just a tap of their hand.
This would be an excellent week to watch one of the year's better meteor showers, except for a pesky moon that will wash out much of the show, astronomers say.
After two months at Mines, senior Deborah Good knew she wanted to some day be the Geek of the Week.
Jerome Parks, 23, was reported missing around 3:00 p.m. from his group home in the 5100 block of Guion Road on the northwest side, according to authorities.
First there was the Tunguska event of 1908, in which an asteroid or comet slammed into the Earth's atmosphere.
Explanation: Planet Kepler-186f is the first known Earth-size planet to lie within the habitable zone of a star beyond the Sun.