May 1 - Martha Haynes, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy, led an audience
of students and faculty on a “journey across space and time” April 25
in Philip Lewis Hall. Read more ›
Perseverance Valley holds rocks carved by sand blowing uphill from the crater floor, and wind might also be the key in sorting larger particles into rows parallel to the slope.
In this artistic rendering, an Earth-like exomoon orbits a gas giant planet in a star's habitable zone in a galaxy far away. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)
FRB 121102, a fast radio burst discovered by Cornell astronomers.
Professor Michael Niemack, left, and Cornell graduate student Nicholas Cothard at 18,400 feet elevation in Chile near the future locations of the Simons Observatory and CCAT-prime telescopes.
Image courtesy of JPL-Caltech/NASA, Univ. of Arizona, Univ. of Idaho
Fact #2: Density of Saturn
Saturn is the only planet in the solar system that would float on water.
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