Astronomy

Shirakawa-go and Orionid meteor shower
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John McDevitt
October 19, 2019 - 1:30 pm
If weather conditions are right and you're away from city lights, you may be able to see the Orionid meteor shower Monday night into the wee hours of Tuesday morning.
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Astronaut Guy Bluford (L) and astronomer Derrick Pitts speaking at a B.PHL event.
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Pat Loeb
October 15, 2019 - 4:58 pm
Two superstars of Philadelphia's science scene got together to talk about space Tuesday.
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Jeff Bezos speaks in front of a model of Blue Origin's Blue Moon lunar lander, Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Washington.
Patrick Semansky/AP Photo
May 09, 2019 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos said Thursday he's going to send a spaceship to the moon, joining a resurgence of lunar interest half a century after people first set foot there. Bezos said his space company Blue Origin will land a robotic ship the size of a small house, capable of...
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A view of "Super Earth," which orbits Barnard's Star, nearly seven light-years from Earth.
Villanova University
Mark Abrams
November 17, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Villanova astronomy and planetary science professor is among an international team of astrophysicists who have discovered a planet known among scientists as a Super Earth. Professor Edward Guinan said the discovery of the planet was made near what is called Barnard'...
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Exoplanet Kepler-1625b with a hypothesized moon.
(Dan Durda via AP)
October 03, 2018 - 6:00 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers may have found the first moon outside our solar system, a gas behemoth the size of Neptune. Plenty of planets exist beyond our solar system, but a moon around one of those worlds has yet to be confirmed. Two Columbia University researchers presented their...
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