Astronomy in Everyday Life

Astronomers are sometimes asked to defend public funding of their work. It’s difficult to answer because I really do think that there are lots of things we should do just because they’re interesting and enriching and that science shouldn’t be limited be what is economically beneficial. That said, astronomy is often given an easy ride […]

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The Real Orbiting Frogs

Don’t worry I’m not about to start a reality show. You might have seen the picture that’s been circulating of a frog being catapulted from the launchpad of LADEE, the spacecraft is making its way to the Moon now to study dust in the lunar exosphere. This amazing image has prompted several people to suggest […]

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ADS Labs

This is a great, new beta tool for exploring the ADS database and finding papers about topics, people or themes. ADS Labs

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