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The Gamma-Ray Moon

A reminder that there is more going on in the universe than we ordinarily perceive

August 23, 2019 — Caleb A. Scharf

The Death of Astronomy?

Probably not, but forthcoming commercial satellite constellations herald a new era for our night skies

May 27, 2019 — Caleb A. Scharf

The Birth of Worlds

Stunning new images of young planetary systems create a profound cosmic perspective

December 13, 2018 — Caleb A. Scharf

SETI, the Next Generation?

Time to bring the search for extraterrestrial technosignatures all the way in from the cold

February 21, 2018 — Caleb A. Scharf

3 Cosmic Images from 2017: No. 1

One year, so much science. Here's the first of three spectacular, but less widely seen, images from the near and far universe

December 21, 2017 — Caleb A. Scharf

Let's Not Forget Tau Ceti

The second-closest, properly sunlike star seems to be at least as interesting as the Alpha Centauri stars

September 29, 2017 — Caleb A. Scharf

Science in a Moon Shadow

The rare spectacle of a total solar eclipse has given scientists throughout history fleeting opportunities to delve into everything from the sun’s chemistry to Einsteinian relativity to Earth’s place in the solar system...

August 16, 2017 — Nature Video

Capturing a Portrait of Humanity's Home

Vibrant images of our planet are common now, but it was only 70 years ago when we first caught a glimpse of Earth from a height of more than 100 miles. Watch a history of photographing Earth, from the first captured German rockets to iconic images like Earthrise and the Pale Blue Dot...

March 16, 2017 — Nature Video

Spawning Stars

An extraordinary new image shows a protostellar disk fragmenting into multiple stars

November 22, 2016 — Caleb A. Scharf
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