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Haynes tours the heavens

Haynes tours the...

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 ›

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity continues to make discoveries on Mars

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity continues to make discoveries on Mars

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.

Castaway exoplanet moons behave like cosmic bumper cars

Castaway exoplanet moons behave like cosmic bumper cars

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)

Rotation of fast radio burst reveals origins of the cosmic blast

Rotation of fast radio burst reveals origins of the cosmic blast

FRB 121102, a fast radio burst discovered by Cornell astronomers.

Cornell researchers build telescopes to measure universe's earliest light

Cornell researchers build telescopes to measure universe's earliest light

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.

Titan's "magic islands" aren't islands, or bubbles

Titan's "magic islands" aren't islands, or bubbles

Image courtesy of JPL-Caltech/NASA, Univ. of Arizona, Univ. of Idaho

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Fact #2: Density of Saturn

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