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Astronomer resigns over sexual harassment

SAN FRANCISCO - A prominent astronomer resigned Wednesday from the University of California, Berkeley, after an investigation found he sexually harassed female students...
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Astronomer Dennis Mammana returns to Juneau

Astronomer Dennis Mammana will return to Juneau for two presentations and one photography workshop at the Marie Drake Planetarium on Valentine's...
Astronomers shed light on early stars in cosmos

...of scouring the universe, astronomers finally have found two immense...throughout the entire cosmos; astronomers consider metals to be heavier...J. Xavier Prochaska, an astronomer at the University of California...and John O'Meara, an astronomer at Saint Michael's College...
Astronauts getting new picture books

...Kelly brothers' connection.Also going up: ex-astronaut John (Danny) Olivas' "Endeavour's Long Journey." Author-astronomer Jeffrey Bennett's latest children's book, "I, Humanity" will join his dog-in-space Max series already at the orbiting...
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Astronomers find 18 planet-sized objects in distant star field

...theories about planets after astronomers found 18 planet-sized gas...said. Joan R. Najita, an astronomer at the National Optical Astronomy...for such objects by other astronomers. Najita said a brown dwarf...system have been detected by astronomers, but all of these objects...
Confirmed: Jupiter's moon Ganymede has a salty, underground ocean

Astronomers have found the most conclusive evidence yet that a large watery ocean lies beneath the surface of Jupiter's moon Ganymede.Scientists...
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NASA says Mars appears to have water

...irresistible to earthlings for generations.In 1877, Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli spied what he called "canali" on Mars...causing imaginations to run wild. In the early 1900s, amateur astronomer Percival Lowell claimed to have spotted irrigation canals...
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New nonfiction to whet young readers' appetites for adventure

...photographed book brings the science of astronomy to life. Astronomer Alex Filippenko is our guide to the sky and all the things...Hawaii and learn how today's big telescopes work and why an astronomer's job is important. "Off to War," by Deborah Ellis...
The night sky in 37,440 exposures

...But last year the amateur astronomer and photographer quit his...Pacific. "Professional astronomers are now doing much deeper...that mostly professional astronomers would have done in the's remarkable what amateur astronomers can discover."
Chile's ALMA probes for origins of universe

...temperatures drop to 10 below zero (minus 25 Celsius).But for astronomers, it's paradise.The lack of humidity, low interference...ALMA's instrument group manager.More than 900 teams of astronomers competed last year to be among the first to use the array...
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