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Oldest and most distant galaxy ever discovered was a prolific star factory

Astronomers have spotted the most distant galaxy ever seen after a faint ray of light struck a telescope on a volcano in the middle of the Pacific.<p>The ancient group of stars lies 30bn light years from Earth, far beyond the handle of the Big Dipper that traces a celestial saucepan in the …

Atheism, Sexism and Harassment. The Price of Speaking Up.

When I first started writing for this blog I was a relative newbie to the concept of organized skepticism and atheism, and feminism wasn’t even on my …

Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey: Carl Sagan’s show updated with Neil Tyson.

In 1980, Carl Sagan changed the face of science forever.<p>Phil Plait writes <b>Slate</b>’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science …

New evidence suggests giant ocean on Mars

<b>CALTECH (US) —</b>Researchers have found signs of an ancient delta on Mars where a river might have once emptied into a vast ocean.<p>This ocean, if it …

Earth Science

For First Time, Astronomers Read Exoplanet's Color

Astronomers have determined that an alien planet is blue like Earth.<p><b>A giant gaseous planet that's orbiting a star 63 light-years away is a deep cobalt blue that's reminiscent of Earth's color as seen from space, scientists say, marking the first time an exoplanet's true color has been …

Firewalls, Burning Brightly

The firewall puzzle is the claim that, if information is ultimately conserved as black holes evaporate via Hawking radiation, then an infalling …