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Sculptures in the Heavens (PHOTOS)

Mario Livio | Posted 07.14.2014 | Science
Mario Livio

Take a look at these five Hubble images of planetary nebulae. Even though all of them represent late stages in the lives of Sun-like stars, like snowflakes, each one is different. What are these spectacular astronomical objects we call planetary nebulae?

Who Predicted the Existence of the Planet Neptune?

Mario Livio | Posted 10.07.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

The planet Uranus was discovered by astronomer William Herschel in 1781. Almost immediately, astronomers started to see deviations of its orbit from predictions made by Newton's theory of gravitation.

PHOTOS: 13 Telescopes That Changed Astronomy

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.16.2013 | Science

Who invented the first telescope? Some stargazers credit Galileo Galilei, who was the first astronomer to systematically study the cosmos with suc...

Giant Space Telescope Running Out Of Gas

Posted 03.12.2013 | Science

By: Staff Published: 03/12/2013 07:25 AM EDT on The largest infrared telescope ever launched into space is almost at the end o...

When Science Met Art

Mario Livio | Posted 04.08.2013 | Arts
Mario Livio

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) was one of the finest landscape and seascape artists in the history of art, and one that came even closer to abstract art than the impressionists who followed him.

The Discovery of Neptune

Michael Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Kaplan

Semi-irregularity, by combining the familiar and the changeable, gives the mind its best tools for effective thought: patterns and exceptions.