Geoff Marcy, an astronomer at the University of California at Berkeley, has been revered the world over for his pioneering research, even marked as a potential Nobel Laureate. Now he has been singled out as a serial perpetrator of sexual harassment, reigniting conversations in the science community about making…
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Astronomers have spotted a planet that appears to be made of a diamond orbiting around a tiny star. The planet, which is 4,000 light years away, is denser than any other known and is made of mostly carbon. It's believed that the carbon is in a crystalline pattern, making the planet a diamond. It's truly a fascinating…
Over the weekend, 10-year-old Kathryn Aurora Gray of Canada spotted a supernova in the Camelopardalis constellation while looking at images of galaxy UGC 3378 taken by her father's friend. Gray is the youngest person ever to find a stellar explosion.
Tonight, for the first time since 1378, a total lunar eclipse of a full moon falls on the winter solstice. OMFGWTFBBQ! What does it mean?
• Russia's space agency chief says he's entertaining the idea of sending out a spacecraft to blast an asteroid that may be headed for the earth. But relax: NASA puts the chance of impact at just 1 in 2500. •