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Spotlight on Astronomy
Clash of 'titan' galaxies

Clash of 'titan'...

Nov 14 - A pair of massive, hyper-luminous galaxies are merging in front of astronomer’s eyes for the first time and revealing secrets of cosmic creation.   Read more ›

Voyager Panel

Voyager Panel

Cornellians celebrate the Voyagers' historic Golden Record

Back to Saturn? Five Missions Proposed to Follow Cassini

Back to Saturn? Five Missions Proposed to Follow Cassini

“Cassini gave us a big pointer to where we need to go to look for life,” Dr. Jonathan Lunine said. “If we are interested in trying to find life beyond the Earth, that’s the place we need to go, and we know how to do it.” --

Research Spotlight

Research Spotlight

Radwan Tajeddine, a research associate in astronomy and lead author of the new research “What Confines the Rings of Saturn?”, concludes that the teamwork of seven moons keep Saturn's A ring corralled.

How a new era of astronomy will ride on gravitational waves

How a new era of astronomy will ride on gravitational waves

“This opens up a new window on the universe,” says Saul Teukolsky, a theoretical astrophysicist at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. “And each time a new window has opened up, we’ve made incredible discoveries.” -- The Chri

Fuertes Observatory's 100th birthday

Fuertes Observatory's 100th birthday

On Nov. 17, the Cornell Astronomical Society and Department of Astronomy celebrated Fuertes' centennial.

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Fact of the Day

Fact #2: Density of Saturn

Saturn is the only planet in the solar system that would float on water.