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Friday The 13th Brings Strange Celestial Events

For many it will be a good day to look up, for others it’s one to hide under the bed.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/13/2014

Composite Photograph of all visible Perseid meteor activity on August 12, 2013 from 2:28 - 3:32am, as seen from Bracebridge Muskoka, Ontario, Canada. (credit: istock) File

Look Up! Brand New Meteor Shower Expected Overnight

Clear skies will make for prime viewing conditions, the experts say.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/23/2014

In this image provided by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team, the planet Jupiter is pictured July 23, 2009 in Space. Today, September 9, 2009. (Photo by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team via Getty Images)

Look Up! Jupiter To Appear 3 Times Brighter

You might spot something special in sky Tuesday night.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/14/2014

Astronomers have, for the first time, directly measured the mass of a mysterious source of X-ray light in the Pinwheel Galaxy, one of our nearest spiral neighbors. Turns out it's composed of an ultra-bright stellar-mass black hole and an orbiting star. Image credit: Jifeng Liu

UM Astronomer: Extreme Black Hole More Luminous Than Thought Possible

For decades, astronomers have puzzled over an odd source of X-ray light in an arm of the Pinwheel Galaxy, just off the handle of the Big Dipper.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/01/2013

Oldest Galaxy

Matt’s Favorites: Oldest Galaxy Yet And Much More

So what’s the latest and greatest in the fabulous world of tech and science as the Tech Tour heads into its home stretch? Well, let’s dodge the early season snow and sleet to check out these gems…

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/23/2013

Space enthusiasts try to see the planet Venus passing the sun. (AFP PHOTO/CARL DE SOUZA

WSU Telescopes Hone In On Venus Passing The Sun

A rare sighting of the planet Venus passing the sun Tuesday evening.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/05/2012

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The Last Transit Of Venus During Our Lifetime

The planet Venus will pass between the Earth and the Sun — appearing as a small black dot passing across the sun’s bright disk.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/05/2012

In this NASA illustration, X-rays stream from a supermassive black hole in the center of a galaxy.

Wayne State Prof Part Of Major Black Hole Breakthrough

Wayne State University has collaborated with an international team of astronomers using data from the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton satellite that has identified a long-sought X-ray “echo” that promises a new way to probe supersized black holes in distant galaxies.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/03/2012

Event Notices From February 13

The latest event and meeting notices from Michigan’s technology-focused companies and institutions

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/13/2012

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UM-Aided Research Finds Biggest Black Holes Ever

At 10 million times the mass of our sun, two newly discovered black holes are the most massive that astronomers have ever found.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/06/2011