astronomy http://wkar.org en Stargazers drawn to Michigan 'Dark Sky Park' http://wkar.org/post/stargazers-drawn-michigan-dark-sky-park <p></p><p></p><p>Three years ago this month, a curious “first” unfolded in Michigan. That’s when a 600-acre county park just west of the Mackinac Bridge became our state’s first <a href="http://www.darksky.org/night-sky-conservation/dark-sky-parks" target="_blank">International Dark Sky Park</a>. Tue, 20 May 2014 16:38:10 +0000 Mark Bashore 53958 at http://wkar.org Stargazers drawn to Michigan 'Dark Sky Park' Black hole discoveries could test relativity theory http://wkar.org/post/black-hole-discoveries-could-test-relativity-theory <p></p><p></p><p>Astronomers have found another black hole within a densely packed cluster of stars. Last year, an MSU lead research team discovered two black holes in a similar globular star cluster, suggesting that black holes occupying groups of dense stars may be more common than previously thought. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:49:40 +0000 Current State 45108 at http://wkar.org Black hole discoveries could test relativity theory Approaching Comet ISON may be visible to naked eye http://wkar.org/post/approaching-comet-ison-may-be-visible-naked-eye <p><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font style="font-size: 16pt;">Between now and the end of the year, a rare treat will be streaking across the sky. Astronomers and amateur star-gazers alike are awaiting in anticipation for Comet ISON, which many are predicting will be bright enough to be seen with the naked eye.</font></font> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:13:09 +0000 Current State 44599 at http://wkar.org Approaching Comet ISON may be visible to naked eye Scientists look to meteorites for clues about life on Mars http://wkar.org/post/scientists-look-meteorites-clues-about-life-mars <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In order to find o</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ut more about the potential for life on Mars, some scientists aren’t looking up, but down. A team of researchers are examining meteorites to help determine if conditions on Mars were ever able to sustain life.</span></p> Wed, 15 May 2013 18:59:12 +0000 Current State 35899 at http://wkar.org Scientists look to meteorites for clues about life on Mars