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For an astronomer, an insect is as worthy of observation as the cosmos

Mon, 07/06/2015
As an astronomer, Pieter van Dokkum explores celestial marvels and mysteries, but one of the most wondrous sights he’s ever witnessed is much more earthly: the metamorphosis...
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Galactic crashes fuel quasars, study finds

Thu, 06/18/2015
C. Megan Urry’s research team has solved the mystery of the origin of quasars.  Using infrared imaging from the Hubble Space Telescope, they confirmed that quasars are...
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New textbook by Charles Bailyn featured in "Physics Today"

Wed, 06/10/2015
Professor Charles Bailyn was interviewed by Physics Today about his new textbook, What Does a Black Hole Look Like?  The full interview can be found at the below URL.
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Michelle Collins featured as "The Running Astronomer" in short documentary

Wed, 06/10/2015
Yale Hubble Fellow Michelle Collins is featured in a 2.5 minute documentary called “The Running Astronomer” as part of the Saucony Seekers campaign, a marketing effort by the...
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Yale renews agreement with University of Chile for joint research program

Tue, 05/19/2015
The Yale Astronomy Department has renewed its agreement with the University of Chile (Calan) for a comprehensive program of research collaboration for another three years,...

van Dokkum discovers "fluffiest galaxies"

Fri, 05/15/2015
Pieter van Dokkum has discovered the most diffuse class of galaxies known in the universe, along with his team of international researchers.  These “fluffiest galaxies” are...
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Oesch breaks galaxy distance record with discovery

Wed, 05/06/2015
Yale Postdoc Pascal Oesch led an international team of astronomers in discovering the most distant galaxy currently measured.  The discovery has pushed back the cosmic...