Astronomy

'Singing Comet' Detected By Rosetta Is Pure Science Weirdness
'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...

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Physicists Crush Diamonds With World's Largest Laser In Record-Setting Research
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...

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The 'Eye Of Sauron' Was Spotted By A New Planet Hunter, And It Looks A Little Bloodshot
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...

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's New 'Skyhook' Is All About The Kids (INTERVIEW)
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...

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Memories of Carl Sagan and Cosmos
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...

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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...

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