Mario Livio

May. 17, 2013

When Great Scientists Got It Wrong

In Brilliant Blunders, Mario Livio explores colossal errors by science's greatest minds.

cosmology, physics, space, astronomy, Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein, Mario Livio

Apr. 23, 2010

The Hubble at 20

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, and we're having a celebration.

space, telescope, hubble, astronomy

Feb. 27, 2009

Year of Astronomy

We'll get a look at the International Year of Astronomy.

astronomy, anniversaries

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Comet's Tail Shines Light on Sun

\tIn 2011, comet Lovejoy traveled through the sun’s corona and lived to tell the tale. But its tail was the most telling. Reporting in the journal Science, Cooper Downs, an astrophysicist at Predictive Science Inc. in San Diego, Calif., says that the wiggly path of the comet’s tail helps explain the sun’s magnetic field. \t 

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