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January 22, 2015
Yale University astronomers have identified the first “changing look” quasar, a gleaming object in deep space that appears to have its own dimmer switch…
January 6, 2015
A Yale University professor, citing the discoveries of more Earth-like planets around nearby stars, says the next step is finding out which ones could harbor life. WTNH -...
Photo of Erica Nelson and Joel Leja
December 2, 2014
Astronomy graduate students Erica Nelson and Joel Leja were featured in a student profile article of Yale’s December 5, 2014 GSAS Newsletter.  See below for direct URL.
November 19, 2014
“Pieter van Dokkum… and colleagues took a unique look at Coma through the Dragonfly Telephoto Array.. .The Dragonfly is designed to find faint, fuzzy blobs, but what...
Illustration by Michael S. Helfenbein
October 29, 2014
Yale astronomers and the Planet Hunter program have found a low-mass, low-density planet with a punctuality problem.  The new planet, called PH3c, is located 2,300 light...
October 28, 2014
For the first time, scientists have measured the size and structure of a nova’s nuclear blast as it happened — thanks, in part, to a Yale University astronomer’s timely...
October 27, 2014
“In response to student feedback, the department made several changes that will go into effect this year, including changing the name of the Bachelor of Science degree from ‘...

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