ASTRONOMY

SOUTH HADLEY — On a recent morning, Mount Holyoke College astronomy professor Darby Dyar was sitting in her living room, texting back and forth...

Planetary conjunction one for the ages

12/20/20

NORTHAMPTON — Planet watchers will get to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime event Monday night, when Jupiter and Saturn will get close enough together in...

NORTHAMPTON — Stargazers looking up at a clear night sky, ideally aided by a pair of binoculars or a small telescope, can now enjoy a sight that no...

UMass Amherst astronomers helped reveal first image of black hole

4/10/19

AMHERST — Scientists on Wednesday revealed the first image ever made of a black hole, depicting a fiery ring of gravity-twisted light swirling...

WASHINGTON — Scientists on Wednesday revealed the first image ever made of a black hole, depicting a fiery orange and black ring of gravity-twisted...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star — and these new worlds...



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