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astronomy

Podcast
Searching for signs of alien life
Published Winter 2020
In the podcast "Wild Thing," host and SAIS alum Laura Krantz searches for evidence of extraterrestrial life / Johns Hopkins Magazine
A rare item, with a twist
Published Winter 2020
Johns Hopkins undergraduates were able to get hands-on research experience—even while learning virtually—by recreating a 17th-century paper supercomputer. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Physics+Astronomy
Galaxies have gotten hotter as they've gotten older
Published Nov 10, 2020
As galaxies gather gases through their gravitational pull, they grow larger and heat up, allowing physicists to measure the gradual increase in temperature as a function of the age of the universe
Astronomy
Study: Dying stars breathe life into Earth
Published July 14, 2020
Researchers discover new evidence of how carbon emitted from distant dying stars contribute to the delivery of the vital element to other parts of the galaxy
Cosmology
Take that, flat universers
Published Spring 2020
Cosmologist Joseph Silk's recent analysis of the cosmic microwave background suggests that maybe, just maybe, the universe could be a curved sphere / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Materials discovery
The magic shop
Published Spring 2020
The PARADIM Bulk Crystal Growth Facility seeks to create materials that have never before existed. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Faculty honors
Four named American Astronomical Society fellows
Published March 4, 2020
Marc Kamionkowski, Adam Riess, Joseph Silk, Rosemary F.G. Wyse named to inaugural class of more than 200 fellows chosen for contributions to astronomy and society
Cosmology
Take that, flat universers
Published Feb 26, 2020
Cosmologist Joseph Silk's recent analysis of the cosmic microwave background suggests that maybe, just maybe, the universe could be a curved sphere
Astronomy
Hubble finds black hole disk that shouldn't exist
Published July 15, 2019
The presence of a thin accretion disk in malnourished galaxy NGC 3147 defies current astronomical theories
Astronomy
Elusive star has origins close to Big Bang
Published Nov 5, 2018
The newly discovered star's composition indicates that, in a cosmic family tree, it could be as little as one generation removed from the Big Bang