‘Ageless’ Silicon throughout Milky Way May Indicate a Well-Mixed Galaxy

Milky Way (artists impression)

As galaxies age, some of their basic chemical elements can also show signs of aging. This aging process can be seen as certain atoms “put on a little weight,” meaning they change into heavier isotopes — atoms with additional neutrons in their nuclei. Surprisingly, new surveys of the Milky Way with the National Science Foundation’s…

Green Bank Telescope Aids in Finding Lost Spacecraft

Finding a tiny lost space-craft at a distance of 270,000 miles away may seem impossible, but NASA scientists have done just that. Using a new radar technique, they have located India’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft which has been lost since August 2009, the last time any communication was received from it. Chandrayaan-1, India’s first mission to the…

ESS Passport Teacher Workshop

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June 18, 2017 – July 1, 2017 Green Bank Observatory Map and Directions | Register Description: The Earth and Space Science (ESS) Passport is an exciting, two-year professional development program for West Virginia teachers who are or who plan to teach Earth and Space Science– from the ninth grade course, down through the middle school…

Young Astronomer Shines at Astronomy Meeting

Cannan Huey-You, just 11 years old, impressed professional astronomers in January with his research on a massive intergalactic gas cloud. When astronomers and astrophysicists descended on Grapevine, Texas, this past January for the semiannual conference that many call the “Super Bowl of Astronomy,” they were joined by the meeting’s youngest participant ever. On Friday, 11-year-old…