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Astronomers uncover the brightest quasar in the early universe
Wed, 01/09/2019
Researchers have discovered the brightest quasar yet known, detected from the period when the universe’s star-making hydrogen gas became ionized, known as “...
Finding answers at a galactic fountain
Wed, 11/07/2018
Researchers have detected a galaxy-scale fountain of cold molecular gas that is powered by a massive black hole, a discovery that offers a more complete understanding of the...
Some planetary systems just aren’t into heavy metal
Wed, 10/24/2018
Small planetary systems with multiple planets are not fans of heavy metal — think iron, not Iron Maiden — according to a new Yale University study. Researchers...
New TED-Ed video on black holes has Yale astrophysics expertise
Thu, 09/20/2018
Fabio Pacucci, a Yale postdoctoral associate, has helped create an animated video about black holes for the educational website TED-Ed. The five-minute video, “Could...

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The Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium will closed to the public from Dec. 19, 2018 through Jan. 14, 2019. 

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