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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Oct. 20, 2016 The sun is constantly changing. Material courses through not only the star itself, but throughout its expansive atmosphere. Understanding the dance of this charged gas is a ... read more
Oct. 21, 2016 NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has identified new markings on the surface of the Red Planet that are believed to be related to ESA's ExoMars Schiaparelli entry, descent ... read more
Oct. 19, 2016 The Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) of ESA's ExoMars 2016 has successfully performed the long 139-minute burn required to be captured by Mars and entered an elliptical orbit around ... read more
Oct. 19, 2016 Hydrogen. Atomic number 1. It is the simplest and lightest element on the periodic table, but don't be fooled by its humble appearance. With just a single proton and a single ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 Researcher pored through more than 10 years of existing Chandra X-ray Observatory data and found stars that repeatedly survive quick, massive surges in space energy. There ... read more
Oct. 19, 2016 After the first direct detection of gravitational waves that was announced last February by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and made news all over the world, two researchers set out to test whether ... 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