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uh stro nuh mer

  • n  a physicist who studies astronomy

  • During the past 100 years, astronomers have discovered quasars, pulsars, black holes and planets orbiting distant suns.
  • With almost unseemly haste, astronomers and astrophysicists conjured up possible explanations for the new signals from space and rushed them to publications like Nature and Science .
  • Then, when British astronomers intercepted Luna 9's pictures and released them first, a Soviet scientist lamely charged them with "certain motives of a sensational nature.
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  • What’s Going On Inside This New Kind of Variable Star?
    A new kind of variable star — 36 of that type, in fact — has been found in a single star cluster. Astronomers don’t even have a name for the star type yet, but feel free to leave some suggestions in the comments! For now, however, astronomers are wondering what the implications are for our [...]
    June 12, 2013 - Universe Today
  • Scientists Cast Doubt on the Closest Exoplanet
    A new analysis of what a team of astronomers said was evidence of an Earth-mass planet orbiting Alpha Centauri B raises existential questions.
    June 10, 2013 - New York Times
  • Astronomer pegs July 9 as start of Ramadan
    MANAMA, Kuwait, June 9 (UPI) -- Astronomers in Kuwait said this year's Ramadan holiday will begin July 9, when the first crescent moon of the month becomes visible.
    June 9, 2013 - UPI

  • Kirsten Dunst in China Daily
    Dunst, 24, says, "I drink moderately, I've tried drugs. I do like weed. I have a different outlook on marijuana than America does. My best friend Sasha's dad was Carl Sagan, the astronomer. He was the biggest pot smoker in the world and he was a...
  • John Grunsfeld in Reuters
    As both an astronaut and an astronomer, the opportunity to go back to Hubble is more than a dream come true,said John Grunsfeld, who will be the mission's lead spacewalker. "This mission promises to be quite challenging. NASA has put...
  • Judd Hirsch in Chicago Tribune
    I wanted to be an astronomer when I was a kid,Hirsch says. "I used to have scrapbooks of the planets. If I was about to go to college [then], and knew about the space program, I'm telling you, I would have been in it. I would have at least...

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