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ASTRONICA: Blessing or Nightmare for Astrology?
If NASA's engineers only had eleventh-century astronomy knowledge, do you think they could have landed the "Rover" on Mars? If modern day astrophysicists could only make use of ancient Assyrian astronomy, do you think they would have been able to...
Astronomy in Ancient Civilisations
It is a pity that the myths of ancient civilisations are so easily dismissed as the musings of savage minds, as it is subsequently easy to overlook the fact that many of their myths were encryptions of their astronomical knowledge. The best example of this...

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Astronomy And The Cold War
In 1973 these gamma ray bursts were declassified, thus arose the field of gamma ray astronomy. Over the next decades gamma ray astronomy became more sophisticated. We've since detected hundreds of gamma ray bursts as well as made an all-sky ...
NASA targets new May 2018 launch for Mars InSight mission
The mission's primary goal is to help us understand how rocky planets — including Earth — formed and evolved. By Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Sharpest view ever of dusty disk around aging star
A team of astronomers led by Michel Hillen and Hans Van Winckel from the Instituut voor Sterrenkunde in Leuven, Belgium, has used the full power of the VLTI armed with the PIONIER instrument and the newly upgraded RAPID detector. Their target was the ...
A perfectly still laboratory in space
A future observatory in space, sensitive to gravitational waves with longer wavelengths than those detected on the ground, would be an essential tool to exploit gravitational astronomy. By ESA, Noordwijk, Netherlands | Published: Tuesday, March 8, 2016.
Alien megastructures and more brought a packed house to Astronomy On Tap at
Tremblay, along with Dr. Bhaskar Agarwal, an astrophysicist at Yale who specializes in the study of how the first supermassive black holes formed, were the organizers of the Astronomy on Tap event recently held at Bar New Haven.

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