Space Science

The BICEP2 telescope at the South Pole.
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On March 17, 2014, I was in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, as a guest speaker on astronomy for cruise-ship passengers on a world voyage. After my talk on the nature of the universe, a member of...

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The table below lists prominent journals in a given specialty area according to three separate measures, based on metrics found in...

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The table below lists prominent journals in a given specialty area according to three separate measures, based on metrics found in...

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Abstract: “We present cosmological parameter constraints based on the final nine-year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) data, in conjunction with a number of additional cosmological data...

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Abstract: “We report results from the BICEP2 experiment, a cosmic microwave background (CMB) polarimeter specifically designed to search for the signal of inflationary...

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Abstract: “We present cosmological parameter constraints based on the final nine-year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) data, in conjunction with a number of additional...

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Abstract: “The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment is a dual-phase xenon time-projection chamber operating at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (Lead, South Dakota). The LUX...

Mars Mission rover. Photo: REUTERS/Fred Prouser
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NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity, is the seventh visitor to the red planet, and by far the most ambitious mission of planetary exploration ever attempted. Curiosity’s task is to determine...

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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, launched in 2006, is now in the final stage of its journey to Pluto. This is a flyby mission, like the Voyager 1 and 2 missions to Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and...

Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) has produced a new, more detailed picture of the infant universe shown in this image released on March 16, 2006.
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Ever since the accidental discovery of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) in 1965, observations of this phenomenon have remained central to progress in cosmology. The Wilkinson Microwave...

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Astronomers engaged in the search for planets orbiting stars in the Milky Way galaxy are ecstatic about the results now pouring in from the NASA Kepler mission. The discovery of stars with several...

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