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WOW: Shimmering Odd Couple Spied By Southern Telescope | Miriam Kramer | Posted 08.08.2013 | Science

An incredible new photo taken by a telescope in the Southern Hemisphere captures an odd couple shimmering beautifully in a star-forming region of a n...

WOW: Hubble Snaps Farthest-Ever View Into Universe

Posted 09.26.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 09/25/2012 03:29 PM EDT on The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the farthest-ever view into the univer...

AWESOME: Famed Observatory Picks Year's Best Astronomy Photos

Posted 09.22.2012 | Science

With so many eye-popping images coming from space-based cameras on Hubble, Cassini and Curiosity, it's easy to forget that ordinary humans can snap gr...

LOOK: Vast Star Cluster Shines In High-Res Hubble Telescope Image

Posted 03.17.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 03/16/2012 12:26 PM EDT on Hundreds of thousands of glittering stars shine in a cluster at the center of ...

WOW: Nebula Looks Like Giant Eye In Space

| Staff | Posted 03.20.2012 | Science

A nearby planetary nebula shines like a huge golden eye in a new photo snapped by a telescope in Chile. The image shows the Helix Nebula, which li...

PHOTO: Gorgeous New Picture Of The Omega Nebula Released

Posted 01.04.2012 | Science

Most of the time, astronomers hog all the breathtaking cosmic beauty in the universe for themselves. It doesn't seem fair. So we were glad to hear tha...

The Best Eclipse Photos Of 2011

Posted 12.26.2011 | Green

In 2011, people saw a number of stunning solar and lunar eclipses around the world. In early January, the Middle East and much of Europe were treated ...

'Sizing Up The Universe'

Robert J. Vanderbei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert J. Vanderbei

In fact, the book does more than answer these questions; it explains how astronomers figured out the answers.