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July 6, 2016
In its brief time gathering data this year, the Hitomi X-ray Observatory discovered something quite serene: the calm core in a massive cluster of galaxies. Scientists from...
June 23, 2016
Yale astronomers conducted a first-of-its-kind survey of some of the largest and most massive galaxies in the universe — and the loose stars that tag along for the ride....
June 8, 2016
An intergalactic gas cloud is sometimes a dish best served cold. In a new study to be published June 9 in the journal Nature, a Yale-led team of astronomers found a...
May 4, 2016
Professors C. Megan Urry and Frederick J. Sigworth have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of their distinguished and continuing...
April 25, 2016
Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos Priyamvada Natarajan, professor of astronomy and of physics (Yale University Press) This book...
April 11, 2016
Even a super-Earth can fly too close to the sun, according to a new study. An international team of astronomers has found a new category of planets beyond our solar system...
March 28, 2016
Move over, Chewbacca. The Yale Department of Astronomy is ready for its close-up. “Astronomy at Yale,” a new, 23-minute film about the faculty, students, and researchers...

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