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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...
March 24, 2016
As first-year graduate student in astrophysics Darryl Seligman worked through a problem set late one night, he received an email from a high school student. Needing a break,...
March 3, 2016
Yale astronomers have found the farthest known galaxy in the universe — again. Less than a year after aiding in the measurement of a galaxy 13.1 billion light years into the...

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