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New Research Reveals Supernova Secrets New Research Reveals Supernova Secrets

Supernovae seem easy enough to understand. Stars age, using up all of their fusion fuel and burst in a fiery display that helps to create the wide variety of elements seen throughout the universe. The trouble is, astronomers don’t yet …

IBEX’s Giant Interstellar “Ribbon” Explained IBEX’s Giant Interstellar “Ribbon” Explained

A new study using data from NASA‘s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission has put forth an explanation for an interstellar “ribbon” of energetic neutral atoms. The ribbon confounded researchers in 2009 when IBEX was able to map the interstellar boundary …

Enormous Galaxy Cluster Spotted by NASA’s WISE Enormous Galaxy Cluster Spotted by NASA’s WISE
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Galaxy clusters, the rarest of galaxy groupings, can be difficult for astronomers to find. NASA‘s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) space telescope, however, has just found a gigantic galaxy cluster, and is expected to uncover thousands more. The new findings …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Live-Tweets The MLB All-Star Game With Predictably Awesome Results Neil deGrasse Tyson Live-Tweets The MLB All-Star Game With Predictably Awesome Results
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Neil deGrasse Tyson is about the only truly famous astrophysicist we have these days, but boy has he taken off like a rocket (pun most definitely intended). Through countless televisions appearances and a strong online presence, the Hayden Planetarium director …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Participates In Epic Reddit AMA Neil deGrasse Tyson Participates In Epic Reddit AMA

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an author, radio host, TV host, planetarium director and of course, everyone’s favorite current big thinker on life and the universe. The astrophysicist, who is an associate at the American Museum of Natural History, makes regular …