ASTRONOMY

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 ...

posted 1 month ago by newsfeed
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 ...

posted 3 months ago by newsfeed
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 ...

posted 5 months ago by newsfeed
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 ...

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Hosts 'Defending Earth From Asteroids' Discussion (LIVESTREAM)

Somewhere out there in the cosmos, odds are there's a big asteroid with our name on it—one that threatens not just to give Earth a close shave ...

posted 10 months ago by newsfeed