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Image of Markarian 1018
September 15, 2016
Yale astronomers Grant Tremblay and Meredith Powell are part of the first research team to document a “changing look” quasar through a full cycle from dim to bright to dim...
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...
Picture of Sophia Sanchez-Maes
July 14, 2016
Yale astrophysics undergradauate Sophia Sánchez-Maes ’19 has been awarded the Jefferson Award for Outstanding National or Global Service by a Young American 25 or Under for...
July 6, 2016
In its brief time gathering data this year, the Hitomi X-ray Observatory discovered something quite serene: the calm core in a massive cluster of galaxies. Scientists from...

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