Best image ever of planet formation around infant star - panel discussion

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The National Science Foundation-funded National Radio Astronomy Observatory will expand on a news release just issued this morning related to Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array's (ALMA) new high-resolution capabilities. Astronomers have captured the best image ever of planet formation around an infant star as part of ALMA’s testing and verification process for new high-resolution capabilities. We invite journalists, astronomers, and anyone just interested in cool astronomy...

Star Songs

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Several different types of stars and their flickers translated into audio files.

Credit: Fabienne Bastien, Vanderbilt University

Cancer Research for Stage 1 Lung Cancer

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New cancer research for stage 1 lung cancer is being investigated at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. It’s led by Jack Roth, M.D., professor in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. This clinical trial called STARS (Stereotactic Radiation Therapy Verses Surgery) compares a new type of radiation treatment with a traditional surgery approach. Roth describes this promising new treatment and explains how lung cancer patients may get involved.

EINSTEIN'S MESSENGERS, LIGO AND THE SEARCH FOR GRAVITY WAVES

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Einstein's Messengers is an Award-winning 20-minute documentary on LIGO, NSF's Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory. The video examines how LIGO is spearheading the completely new field of gravitational wave astronomy and opening a whole new window on the universe. It explains how LIGO's exquisitely sensitive instruments may ultimately take us farther back in time than we've ever been, catching, perhaps, the first murmurs of the universe in formation. Above all, Einstein's...

Science Digest - The Lost Episode - Astronaut

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Quirky Science Digest Host Mathew Arden interviews Astronaut Chuck Malone in this Lost Pilot episode.

We dug up the lost pilot episode of Science Digest from 1981! Check out Mathew Arden's insightful and hilarious interview with Astronaut Chuck Malone about the moon, space travel, gravity, fame and coming
home. Enjoy!