It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.

— Plato

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To Look or Not to Look? That Is the Question

Mon, 09/06/2021 - 8:00am
The search for technological relics of extraterrestrial civilizations will inspire the public and attract talent to the field of astronomy

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Categories: Astronomy

Talking to My Daughter Can Be Harder Than Learning Quantum Mechanics

Fri, 09/03/2021 - 9:00am
Ordinary human dilemmas are tougher to solve than the most difficult problems of physics and mathematics

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Categories: Astronomy

China Wants to Build a Mega Spaceship That's Nearly a Mile Long

Thu, 09/02/2021 - 3:30pm
A proposal plans to study how to build a giant spacecraft

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Categories: Astronomy

The Solar System's Oort Cloud May Harbor an Astonishing Number of Objects from Other Stars

Thu, 09/02/2021 - 3:00pm
Contrary to what we’ve long assumed, this reservoir of comets surrounding the solar system may have more visitors than permanent residents

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Categories: Astronomy

Hidden Particle Interactions Exposed by Peeling Layers of Graphene

Thu, 09/02/2021 - 6:45am
Ions flowing through atom-thin stacks of carbon confirm classic theories but also yield new surprises

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Categories: Astronomy