NASA’s SOFIA mission, an infrared telescope aboard a Boeing 747SP that helped discover the universe’s oldest molecule and found water on the sunlit surface of the Moon, is preparing to fly for one last time tonight.
Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator at NASA Science and plenary speaker at AAS 240 reflects on the need for an entrepreneurial drive in Astronomy students.
The latest LIGO-Virgo catalog presents a new set of ‘standard siren’ events that can be used to study the cosmic history of our universe. Read more…
Carl Sagan once said, “we are all made of star-stuff”. Even stars are made of star-stuff: coming from an older generation of stars! A new observation has allowed astronomers to turn back the clock and study the earliest stages of this cycle.
The Solar Cycle sees our Sun alternate between phases of tempest and tranquility driven by its magnetic field roughly every 11 years. It has been difficult to measure the magnetic strength when the Sun goes silent – until now.