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A new theory for ‘Oumuamua: It’s a comet that rocks
Tue, 03/12/2019
Astronomers at Yale and Caltech say that ‘Oumuamua, the much-discussed interstellar space rock, is best viewed as a comet with odd properties — and not an alien...
Debra Fischer designated the Eugene Higgins Professor
Thu, 03/07/2019
Debra Fischer, newly named as the Eugene Higgins Professor of Astronomy, is a leading exoplanet researcher. Fischer has discovered hundreds of exoplanets, celestial bodies...
The case of the over-tilting exoplanets
Mon, 03/04/2019
For almost a decade, astronomers have tried to explain why so many pairs of planets outside our solar system have an odd configuration — their orbits seem to have been...
When Black Holes Burp, Stars Sense It - Science Friday Podcast
Fri, 02/22/2019
When Einstein published his general theory of relativity in 1915, he didn’t have any evidence his idea was true. The math worked out, yes, and he had a few examples he...

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