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Fabrication of powerful telescope begins

Fabrication of the Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope-prime, a powerful telescope capable of mapping the sky at submillimeter and millimeter wavelengths, has begun.

School kid scientists propose experiments for International Space Station

The opportunity to send a science experiment into orbit drew dozens of children and their families to Space Night at Case Middle School in Watertown, New York, Nov. 9.

Grants help graduate students to do research around the world

Twenty-six Cornell graduate students have won more than $42,000 in fall 2018 Research Travel Grants, which provide students up to $2,000 to conduct thesis or dissertation research.

As InSight lands on Mars, Cornell’s Banfield gets to work

After cruising for 205 days over 301 million miles, NASA’s InSight spacecraft – to probe beneath the surface of Mars – landed flawlessly Nov. 26. Cornell’s Don Banfield felt earthly relief.

Nine faculty members elected AAAS fellows

This year's AAAS electees from Cornell include a renowned artificial intelligence researcher, an emeritus professor who studies animal migration patterns, and a food safety expert.

Podcast blends personal stories, accessible science

“Science Blender,” a podcast produced by doctoral students in the Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, tells the stories of the people behind the science. 

Planet hunter to give update on search for life in the universe

Natalie Batalha, astrophysicist and planet hunter, will describe Kepler’s legacy and preview planned follow-up missions in the 2018 Carl Sagan Distinguished Lecture Dec. 5.

Odd bodies, rapid spins keep cosmic rings close

Forget those shepherding moons. Gravity and the odd shapes of asteroid Chariklo and dwarf planet Haumea can form and maintain their own rings, according new research in Nature Astronomy.

Google doodles Cornell message to extraterrestrials

Today’s Google doodle celebrates the 44th anniversary of humankind’s first intentional radio message to extraterrestrials, via the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, then managed by Cornell.

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