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Astrophysics - Stars Topics

  • Unveiling the Infrared Sky

    2000Sept. 20, 2011

    Your home computer can become a portal to a wonderland of stars, thanks to a massive release of images from an infrared sky survey sponsored by NASA and the National Science Foundation. The current release is based on a volume of data several hundred times larger than that contained in the human genome!

  • Counting Brown Dwarfs

    2000April 6, 2011

    Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have taken attendance in a class of brown dwarfs and found indications that these odd and elusive objects also tend to be loners. The Hubble census -- the most complete to date -- provides new and compelling evidence that stars and planets form in different ways.

  • One small step for Chandra …

    2000April 6, 2011 giant leap for X-ray astronomy. NASA's newest Great Observatory solves a longstanding mystery.

  • Planets for Dessert

    2000April 6, 2011

    Next Thursday, April 6, three planets and the thin crescent Moon are going to put on a memorable sky show when the quartet converge inside a circle 9 degrees across. The grouping is just the prelude to a grander alignment of planets on May 5, 2000. Is doom at hand, as many mystics assert?