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astronomy

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
Cosmology
Measurements of the universe provide evidence of the unknown
Published July 12, 2018
Astronomers calculate most accurate measurement to date of universe's expansion rate, providing further evidence of a physics mystery
How to watch the eclipse
Published Aug 21, 2017 Video
Eisenhower Library will host an eclipse viewing party on the Beach from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
A different lens
Published Summer 2017
Popscope's Audrey Buckland wants to bring Baltimore together with pop-up telescope nights / Johns Hopkins Magazine