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“Radio Astronomy”

Apr 18, 2016 01:52 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Was the 1977 'Wow!' signal communications from an alien civilization? Or was it interference from a passing comet? In 2017, we may finally have an answer.
Apr 14, 2016 02:30 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
There are few things that get us more excited than the mysteries of dark matter and the warping of spacetime, but when you have both wrapped into a stunning image of an Einstein ring, you know you're onto something special.
Mar 31, 2016 02:13 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Where DO baby planets come from? Well, this observation of a young star sporting a ringed protoplanetary disk holds the answer.
Mar 31, 2016 11:50 AM ET // Irene Klotz
California-based SETI Institute plans to expand a hunt for radio signals broadcast by extraterrestrial civilizations by scanning red dwarf stars, which are older and smaller than stars like the sun.
Mar 4, 2016 01:00 PM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, SPACE.com Contributor
Last week, a group of astronomers announced that they had for the first time discovered the source galaxy for a mysterious type of event known as a fast radio burst (FRB). But only a few days later, another group of scientists produced informal research that suggested otherwise.
Mar 3, 2016 01:59 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The disk that feeds a baby star has been precisely measured for the first time, revealing details that have, until now, remained a mystery.
Feb 25, 2016 06:09 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Powerful transient radio flashes in the universe pop off randomly and appear to defy explanation, but astronomers have made a breakthrough in pinpointing the exact source of one of these fast radio bursts.
Feb 9, 2016 01:06 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Our Milky Way may be beautiful, but it sure can ruin our view of the cosmos.
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