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Category archives for Astronomy

The Bar Scene

Someone at Caltech’s PR office sure was having fun: Caltech Astronomers Describe the Bar Scene at the Beginning of the Universe PASADENA, Calif.–Bars abound in spiral galaxies today, but this was not always the case. A group of 16 astronomers, led by Kartik Sheth of NASA’s Spitzer Science Center at the California Institute of Technology,…

Google Sky

A favorite quote of mine from Vincent van Gogh: “For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” Especially when I can access them through my web browser. Here in Seattle this is greatly needed, since there are vast portions of the winter when the night…