Hale Observatories, the name of a group of observatories jointly administered by the California Institute of Technology and the Carnegie Institution of Washington, 196980. The group consisted of the Palomar Observatory, Mount Wilson Observatory, and Big Bear Solar Observatory, all in California; and Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. The group was named in honor of the astronomer George Ellery Hale.
It's not uncommon for planets to wander alone through the universe like big, sullen teenagers. But how do they end up flying solo, and could they still harbor life?
One tragic, moonless night in April 1912, the Titanic slid into the depths of the North Atlantic Ocean -- for good. A crew of Texas State academics suggested that Earth's favorite satellite may have some explaining to do.