The work involved in creating the largest telescope in human history, the Giant Magellan Telescope, must be matched by the energy invested in inspiring and preparing future astronomers to use it.
The 'pink' full moon will come on Thursday, April 25th 2013.
While this month's full moon may not look pink, if you live in Europe, Africa or much of Asia, you will notice something
The general picture of quasars is now relatively uncontroversial—giant black holes at the centers of distant galaxies feed
Joe Rao serves as an instructor and guest lecturer at New York's Hayden Planetarium. He writes about astronomy for The New
Traditionally, comets have been named for their discoverer or discoverers. In recent years, astronomers have adopted a system
Yeomans works with an international network of professional and amateur astronomers who find and monitor asteroids and comets
Over the past 20 years, technological advances led to improved measurements that have turned up smaller and increasingly
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This dynamic process could have been powerful enough to abruptly shut down rapid star formation. The astronomers found that
"Every researcher here immediately volunteered to work overtime studying the photos and to take the photos home over the weekend to continue their research. Now that's dedication."
For a good number of years, life with nine planets felt right to the world. By 1931 the Disney character Mickey Mouse had
In many cultures, stars play a major role in predicting the future of humans and their world. Now, humans, with the help of Hubble telescope, say they can predict the future of the stars -- for at least 10,000 years into the future.
So far, the universe hasn't disclosed all its secrets. As the famous science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke once said, "Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying."
Get HuffPost Green On Facebook and Twitter! NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, has just produced new images
Astronomers may be on the brink of discovering a second Earth-like planet, a find that would add fresh impetus to the search
Last week, astronomers uncovered new planets in the celestial lounge: we'll wonder how quickly they'll take our jobs, then we'll build a border fence around the planet. That's just the kind of worldly neighbors we are.