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Asteroid Day marks a catastrophic cosmic blast that flattened Siberian forests on June 30, 1908 — but the theme for this year’s observance is hope rather than dread. “It’s a really exciting time for planetary defense,” former NASA astronaut Ed … Continue reading
A state-of-the-art astronomical camera system in California known as the Zwicky Transient Facility is rolling out an early batch of greatest hits with an assist from the University of Washington. The wide-angle camera makes use of the 48-inch Samuel Oschin Telescope at Southern California’s … Continue reading
A Silicon Valley institute focusing on the perils and prospects posed by near-Earth objects has chosen its first senior research fellows to work at the University of Washington. Bryce Bolin and Sarah Greenstreet will work under the direction of the … Continue reading
Big data just might give astronomers a better grip on the answer to one of the biggest questions in physics: Exactly what’s behind the mysterious acceleration in the expansion rate of the universe, also known as dark energy? And that … Continue reading