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Quasars are the brightest objects in the universe and display a mysterious diversity in their appearance that has puzzled astronomers for over two decades. Scientists believe that the mystery can now be solved.
Science fiction writers can be eerily prescient. Consider what John Brunner got right about our world in 2010 , as described in his 1968 novel Stand on Zanzibar : a world shaken up by terrorist attacks and school shootings, the near-abandonment of Detroit, a zeal for upgrading everything, including our bodies.
I hope you had a chance to enjoy the harvest full moon last week over Everett. As nice as it was I'm glad it's over with.
New research shows early galaxies were much bigger-some 10 times the mass of the Milky Way-than astronomers expected. What does that mean about the origins of the Universe? A long time ago, there were no galaxies-not even galaxies far far away.
Image Caption: An artist's impression of a Type Ia supernova - the explosion of a white dwarf locked in a binary system with a companion star. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab/C.
REDLANDS >> Dozens of tents were set up on around Smiley Elementary School's track Friday night as families prepared for the school's annual campout. Smiley's PTA vice president Crystal Colbert said she was expecting about 700 participants in the night's games and other activities, though only about 350 would stay overnight.
These storms are coming from the sun. It's raining down a huge amount of solar radiation.
A new telescope designed to spot black holes will take off this month, but it won't launch atop a rocket. Instead, a giant balloon that can fit an entire 747 jetliner inside it with room to spare will carry the telescope high into the atmosphere.
For the first time, astronomers have detected water ice clouds, like the ones that shroud Earth, around a dim celestial body outside of our solar system. Scientists discovered evidence of the alien water ice clouds in infrared images of a newly discovered brown dwarf that's as cold as the North Pole.
Two big solar storms aimed at Earth could give Mainers a reason to look to the sky Friday night. But an astronomer from the University of Southern Maine's planetarium said there is no guarantee Mainers will see the Northern Lights.
The Olympic Natural Resources Center, 1455 S. Forks Ave., will host two interactive programs on astronomy Saturday. A family-focused program is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., with a later program for adults from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free.
If you look into the sky tonight and see a little extra color, there's no need to be alarmed. The world isn't coming to an end and no, aliens aren't visiting.
Global positioning system and radio transmissions may be degraded through Saturday as two solar eruptions strike Earth and affect its magnetic field. The U.S. Space Weather Prediction Centre is tracking two coronal mass ejections, "huge expulsions of magnetic field and plasma" that shot out of an area near the centre of the sun's disc.
The Chabot Space and Science Center is investigating a mysterious streak of light that lit up Bay Area skies early Friday morning, a spokesman for the center said. Local residents and some people as far away as Southern California and Oregon reported seeing the strange light out over the ocean about 6 a.m., said astronomer Ben Burress.
Start by enjoying a presentation on the Fall Constellations, followed by a visit to view the night sky through a 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine.
A proton-proton collision produced in the Large Hadron Collider shows characteristics in line with the decay of a Higgs boson particle. Joe Incandela, right, spokesman for the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment, gestures to the crowd next to Rolf Heuer, director-general of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, at a press conference announcing the major breakthrough in July 2012 in Meyrin, Switzerland.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 01:14 am
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