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Astronomers discover a replica solar system

Tue, 01/27/2015
Scientists have located an ancient solar system, dating back to the dawn of the galaxy, which appears to be a miniature version of the inner planets in our own solar system....

Black hole on a diet creates a 'changing look' quasar

Thu, 01/22/2015
Yale University astronomers have identified the first “changing look” quasar, a gleaming object in deep space that appears to have its own dimmer switch…

Yale Professor Says Astronomers Ready for Next Step in Finding Alien Life

Tue, 01/06/2015
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 -...
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Astronomy Graduate Students featured in Yale Graduate School Newsletter

Tue, 12/02/2014
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.

van Dokkum discovers dark galaxies in Coma Cluster with Dragonfly telescope

Wed, 11/19/2014
“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...
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Yale Planet Hunter team discovers low-density planet that won't stick to a schedule

Wed, 10/29/2014
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...

A fireball in space reveals the nature of novae

Tue, 10/28/2014
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...