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The Archaeology of the Stars

10/12/2014 Σχολιάστε

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A drawing of the Giant Magellan Telescope, which will be set up in the Atacama Desert in Chile and allow an even deeper look into the early universe. Todd Mason/Giant Magellan Telescope Organization

By CURTIS BRAINARD, The New York Times, FEB. 10, 2014

Four years ago, Anna Frebel, a young astronomer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, found an ancient star in a neighboring galaxy whose chemical composition proved nearly identical to some unusual stars on the outskirts of our own galaxy, which are older than the Milky Way itself.

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Finder of New Worlds

08/10/2014 Σχολιάστε

 

Geoffrey Marcy of the University of California, Berkeley, has discovered scores of alien worlds, so-called exoplanets circling distant stars.

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The New York Times, MAY 12, 2014

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By DENNIS OVERBYE

BERKELEY, CALIF. — Last summer a homely room in the basement of a math building on the University of California campus here was ground zero in the epic quest to end cosmic loneliness.

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Starry Nights Were Never Like This

07/07/2013 Σχολιάστε

By Daniel Cray | TIME  September 21, 2012 | 7

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Saturn glitters in the foreground, with the Beehive Star Cluster — 550 million light years distant — arrayed behind it.