August 2016 News

Dragonfly galaxy image.
August 25, 2016
Using the world’s most powerful telescopes, an international team of astronomers has found a massive galaxy that consists almost entirely of dark matter. The galaxy,...
Illustration of planet under a microscope
August 24, 2016
A new method for analyzing the chemical composition of stars may help scientists winnow the search for Earth 2.0. Yale University researchers Debra Fischer and John Michael...
Image of Katie Melbourne.
August 14, 2016
Katie Melbourne, ‘19, was awarded the 2016 Horkheimer/Smith Youth Service Award for astronomy outreach from The Astronomical League, one of four youth awards sponsored by the...
image of Pisces B
August 11, 2016
Researchers have found two, faint dwarf galaxies that traveled from the remote hinterlands of space to the brighter lights of the more “cosmopolitan” Milky Way. Yale...