I am an astronomer working for the citizen science project called CosmoQuest. My graduate work was on building a low-frequency radio telescope to detect hydrogen from the early universe. I enjoy all kinds of outreach, especially helping kids explore the world around them. I'm skeptically curious about all things.
Astronomers using the newly revamped Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) in New Mexico, have resolved a component of the ever-present cosmic sky glow -- the radio background. Continue reading →
Ever tried to comprehend the magnitude of the cosmos and some of its most energetic processes? If so, the X-ray halo around the merging galaxies known as NGC 6240 may just blow your mind. Continue reading →
Black holes get a bad rap -- but it looks like the black hole in the center of our galaxy may be stimulating the birth of stars, rather than killing them. ->
The Universe is a vast and wondrous place -- so it shouldn't be surprising that you'll find all kinds of substances in all kinds of places, even the main ingredient in sunblock around a very old star. ->
So what's the big deal with a "millimeter and submillimeter" telescope anyway? ->
In Chile, a brand new radio telescope is coming to life -- Discovery News' Nicole Gugliucci was there to see the inauguration of the impressive Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array.
The ALMA radio telescope, not fully operational, has already doubled the number of star-forming galaxies seen from the first 1.5 billion years of the universe's history. ->
Discovery News' Nicole Gugliucci is reporting from Chile for the inauguration of the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array -- here's her story so far. ->
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