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Watch the Milky Way Eat Its Neighbors [Video]

The Milky Way has a history of devouring its neighbors, the smaller satellite galaxies that orbit it. Over time our galaxy’s gravity will tug on the near sides of these satellites more strongly than their far sides, slowly stretching them out until they tear apart and their stars assimilate into the Milky Way.

November 18, 2014 — Clara Moskowitz

Track Cosmic Rays with Smartphone App

Take part in a citizen-science project by helping researchers track high-energy cosmic rays via a network of smartphone users. Clara Moskowitz reports    

 

October 16, 2014 — Clara Moskowitz

Did Jesus Save the Klingons?

If or when we make contact with extraterrestrials, the effect on our religious sensibilities will be profound, says astronomer David Weintraub
 

October 16, 2014 — Clara Moskowitz
Countdown to the Kuiper Belt [Videos]

Countdown to the Kuiper Belt [Videos]

For the first time two spacecraft will soon make up-close studies of objects from the solar system’s Kuiper Belt, a mysterious region beyond Neptune’s orbit.

October 14, 2014 — Clara Moskowitz
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine