Astronomy & Space Research Overview
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Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG)
It's the closest star to the Earth, and it "rings" like a bell, which lets GONG probe its very deepest secrets.
Planet Quest: The Search for Another Earth
Are we alone? Maybe not. The astronomers who look for planets around other stars have been finding "Jupiters" all over the sky -- and it might not be too long before they start finding "Earths."
The Monster in the Middle
At the core of the Milky Way galaxy, 30,000 light years from Earth, there lies a black hole some 6 million times more massive than the Sun -- immense by any human standard, and yet just a baby compared to the billion-solar-mass black holes found in other galaxies...
The LIGO Observatory
Some cosmic events are so violent that they shake the very fabric of the universe. LIGO, perhaps the most heroically difficult quest in all of science, has finally begun to watch for them.
The Universe from the Ground Up: Ground-based Astronomy in the 21st Century
This universe of ours is even weirder than we thought: first the Big Bang, then "inflation," then dark matter and now -- dark energy? What's going on?.
Explore the Science of Dark Matter
Dark matter. It's the stuff you can't see or feel or touch, even though it's everywhere -- a cosmic ectoplasm more massive than all the stars and galaxies put together. What is it? And how do we detect it?
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