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Most Distant Quasar Discovered
July 28, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

Late last month, astronomers announced the discovery of the most distant known quasar, designated ULAS J1120+0641.  About 28.85 billion light years away, this quasar challenges many of our ideas about the early universe. A quasar (or quasi-stellar object) is the central region of a massive galaxy, from 10 to 10,000 times as big across as […]

Is anyone else out there? [Life in the Universe]
January 15, 2010 · 2 Comments

Are we alone in the universe? Is there intelligent life out there? If you escape from the city lights and stare up at the night sky, you will see hundreds of stars. With a telescope you can see thousands, and with the help of the Hubble and computers we can see millions of stars. Our […]

This month, see a ‘Hairy Star!’
February 20, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

An unexpected visitor graces our skies this month.  Comet Lulin is now visible through binoculars in late evening and morning skies.  It makes its closest approach to Earth on February 24, when it may even be dimly visible to the naked eye! photo credit: tlindenbaum Comets are made of ice and dust and are often […]

The Great Cosmic Year
December 19, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: Sir Mervs One of the biggest challenges in teaching astronomy to kids – or even to the general public – is that astronomy involves numbers so big as to be virtually meaningless. Consider the age of the universe, for example. Our best data indicate that the Big Bang, where space and time began, […]



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