Astronomy (List)

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Meet The Real-Life Astronomer Who Inspired Jodi Foster's Character In 'Contact'
Are we alone in this vast cosmos? That's the burning question that drove Dr. Eleanor Arroway -- a fictional astronomer in Carl Sagan's book &# ... · May 31, 2015
The Little Question That Fueled Alan Alda's Big Push For Plain-Spoken Science (PODCAST)
Alan Alda became famous for his film and television roles, including Hawkeye Pierce in the long-running TV series M*A*S*H*. In recent years, however, the ... · Jan 9, 2015
'Singing Comet' Detected By Rosetta Is Pure Science Weirdness
There's a new Pink Floyd album out this week. But if you really want to get spacey, the European Space Agency has released a strange song that's ... · Nov 13, 2014
Physicists Crush Diamonds With World's Largest Laser In Record-Setting Research
The world’s largest laser, a machine that appeared in a Star Trek movie, has attained a powerful result: It's squeezed diamond, the least co ... · Jul 18, 2014
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The 'Eye Of Sauron' Was Spotted By A New Planet Hunter, And It Looks A Little Bloodshot
An astronomical camera's "first light" is kind of a big deal. It's when a new imaging instrument "opens its eyes" and snaps its ... · Jun 5, 2014
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's New 'Skyhook' Is All About The Kids (INTERVIEW)
Basketball fans know Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for his signature skyhook shot that he used to bring his teams to victory in the 1960s, '70s, and '80 ... · Apr 8, 2014
Memories of Carl Sagan and Cosmos
I've watched the new incarnation of Cosmos with a sharp eye, for several reasons. When I was young, I was one of those who knew Carl Sagan, and I was ... · Apr 1, 2014
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