“This place has come alive. It used to be a storage facility. It’s no
longer a storage closet with telescopes on top, this museum has a
heartbeat,” said Rushaniya Fazliyeva ’18, an astronomical society member.
"I don't exaggerate when I say there are more theories for what these
could be than there are observed bursts," first author of the new
study, Shami Chatterjee, told the BBC's Science in Action programme.
As a cosmic dust magnet, Saturn’s C ring gives away its youth. Once
thought formed in an older, primordial era, the ring may be but a mere
babe – less than 100 million years old, according to Cornell-led
Rachel Bean, associate professor of astronomy and
director of graduate studies, was elected for her contributions to the
understanding of dark energy and her cosmological observations to
constrain physics beyond the Standard Model of physics.
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