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Ever since the 1950s, when physicists first dreamed up the idea of doing astronomy with neutrinos, the holy grail has been to observe the first object outside our solar system that emits these ghostly particles.
Scientists, for instance, could use smallsats to do time-domain astronomy: watching for bursts and flares and flashes and pulses and all the other kinds of light-waves that appear and then vanish.
While growing up in East Granby, Daniel loved nature and astronomy and also competed as a youth body builder and was named Mr. Teenage Connecticut in the early 1970's.
Instead of sun proximity, the seasons depend on the earth's spin axis, said Miami University associate professor of astronomy and physics Stephen Alexander.
His course will include the Toltecs, Aztecs and Mayans, with their accomplishments in physics, astronomy and architecture.
Summit will be used, in part, to invigorate research on artificial intelligence, astronomy and health care.
Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium at the University of Louisville enables visitors to explore the wonders of astronomy and space science.
Being an Aztec means studying anything from information systems and sustainability to astronomy and hospitality.
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The Difference Between astronomy and astrology
Some may find it easy to confuse astronomy and astrology. At one time, these two words actually were synonymous (that is, astronomy once meant what astrology means today), but they have since moved apart from each other. In current use, astronomy is concerned with “the study of objects and matter outside the earth's atmosphere,” while astrology is the purported divination of how stars and planets influence our lives. Put bluntly, astronomy is a science, and astrology is not.
ASTRONOMY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of astronomy for English Language Learners
: the scientific study of stars, planets, and other objects in outer space
ASTRONOMY Defined for Kids
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