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NMSU Astronomer Sheds Light on the Processes Responsible for Europa’s Subsurface Ocean

On Earth, we believe that the first organisms formed at the bottom of our ocean along with vents that provided them with warm and nutrient-rich...

New Research Helps Unravel Layers of the Lunar Surface

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Great Conjunction

This article appeared in the Las Cruces Sun News on Sunday, January 3, 2021....

Astronomy mourns the loss of Arecibo by Wladimir Lyra

(Originally published in the Las Cruces Sun News on December 6, 2020 – link) On Tuesday Dec 1st 2020, the astronomy world woke up to the news...

That crazy little thing called life — on Venus? by Chris Churchill

(Originally published in the Las Cruces Sun News on November 1, 2020 – link) Up for a fun challenge? Make a list of planets and moons in our...

Up Close and Personal With Our Good Friend: The Sun by Sean Sellers

(Originally published in the Las Cruces Sun News on October 4, 2020 – link) DISCLAIMER: Do not look directly at the Sun with your fragile...

When black holes collide: Puzzling out the strange light of dead stars by Wladimir Lyra

(Originally published in the Las Cruces Sun News on September 13, 2020 – link) A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, two black holes...

Neowise, meteor showers and other comet tales by Wladimir Lyra

(Originally published in the Las Cruces Sun News on August 9, 2020 – link) This July we received the visit of Neowise, the brightest comet...

Tidally locked planets: Can life exist under a perpetual midnight sun? by Wladimir Lyra

(Originally published in the Las Cruces Sun News on July 12, 2020 – link) As a new sunset spreads rich scarlet hues across the sky, fauna and...

SpaceX, Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic and the “Overview Effect” by Chris Churchill

(Originally published in the Las Cruces Sun News on June 7, 2020 – link) This year has been one for the history books. As we process our way...

All eyes on the Sun by Jason Jackiewicz and James McAteer

(Published in the Las Cruces Sun News on May 3, 2020 – link) On August 21 2017, the sun put on an astronomical showcase. The moon blocked out...

Caught in the Act: Dunn Solar Telescope Catches an Erupting Filament

https://www.nso.edu/blog/dunn-solar-telescope-catches-an-erupting-filament/

Yuri Gagarin’s space expedition launched humanity forward by Chris Churchill

(Originally published in the Las Cruces Sun News on April 12, 2020 – link) The date April 12, 1961 looms huge in the space world. On this...

Living in a comet: How to build a Dyson treehouse by Wladimir Lyra

(Originally published in the Las Cruces Sun News on March 8, 2020 – link) Green lush gardens, shimmering water shoals, butterflies...

March 7th, 2020: Apache Point Observatory Open House

Apache Point Observatory (APO), which is normally closed to the public, will be hosting an Open House on March 7th, 2020. It will be a free event,...

Blow up, blow up, giant star … By Wladimir Lyra

(Originally published in the Las Cruces Sun News on February 9, 2020 – link) … how I wonder what you’re doing. Betelgeuse...

Starliner puts New Mexico front and center for the new Space Race

Link to Las Cruces Sun-News column by Wladimir Lyra

Zeroing in on an alien ocean: Water vapor found around moon of Jupiter By Wladimir Lyra

Link to Las Cruces Sun News column by Wladimir Lyra

NMSU astronomers contribute to discovery of giant magnetic ropes in galaxy’s halo

Original story can be found here:...

Apache Point ranked No. 2 among U.S. college observatories

See the exciting news story in the NMSU News Center report:...

Graduate student Drew Chojnowski’s discovery of new magnetic stars

This story is reprinted from a Las Cruces Sun news article written by Matthew Legarreta of New Mexico State University. The science article can be...

We mourn the passing of Dr. Bill Webber

We are very sad to announce that Professor Bill Webber passed away on November 28, 2018. Bill remained keenly interested in his research of the...

Sunspot acting as a set of eyes for Parker Solar Probe

Sunspot Solar Observatory assisted NASA’s Parker Solar Probe by predicting and observing the Sun....

Paper Spotlight: “Extinction Maps and Dust-to-Gas Ratios in Nearby Galaxies”

Dust is a major component of the interstellar medium in galaxies. It plays a major role in star formation, serving as both a means of radiative...

A super blue blood moon

http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/local/2018/01/30/what-las-crucens-should-know-super-blue-blood-moon/1077136001/

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