When she was 14, Mary Williams already knew she wanted to be an astronomer. Now, at 34, she's a researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics in Potsdam. She's trying to find out how galaxies develop, and already making amazing discoveries.
Deutsche Welle (July 14, 2013) Even when she was a child, Jingnan Guo was fascinated by space. Today the 28-year-old astrophysicist from China heads a research team at the German University of Kiel. Her team developed an ... watch video
AP (Sep. 13, 2012) People across the Southwest got an early morning show in the sky, courtesy of missiles fired from New Mexico that left a brilliant white contrail on Thursday. The twisting cloud-like formation was ... watch video
Reuters - News Video Online (July 20, 2016) NASA astronaut Jeff Williams captures footage from on board the International Space Station of stunning green aurora lights flashing across Earth's sky.
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Sep. 26, 2016 The merger of two black holes, such as the one that produced the gravitational waves discovered by the LIGO Observatory, is considered an extremely complex process that can ... read more
Sep. 22, 2016 Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, and a trick of nature, have confirmed the existence of a planet orbiting two stars in the system OGLE-2007-BLG-349, located ... read more
Sep. 21, 2016 Two particle jets shoot out from the heart of active galaxy NGC 1052 at the speed of light, apparently originating in the vicinity of a massive black hole. Researchers have ... read more
Sep. 21, 2016 The puzzling appearance of an ice cloud seemingly out of thin air has prompted NASA scientists to suggest that a different process than previously thought -- possibly similar ... read more
July 19, 2016 Atrazine has been very good at killing weeds in corn fields for more than 50 years. But some of the properties that make it a successful herbicide, such as its persistence in the soil and ability to ... read more
Aug. 6, 2015 Astronomers are providing new information about why the universe's largest elliptical galaxies ratchet down their star production despite having plenty of available star-making ... read more
Dec. 17, 2014 Research suggests effective self regulation has yet to emerge for the majority of businesses whose privacy policies keep them from sharing consumers’ private information, but are not readable by ... read more