Topic: Hubble Space Telescope

Texas Astronomer Discovers Most Distant Known Galaxy

Oct. 23, 2013

[caption id="attachment_42858" align="alignright" width="384" caption="An artist's concept of the most distant galaxy ever found. This image and others are available for download in high resolution; click for access. Credit: V. Tilvi, S.L. Finkelstein, C. Papovich, and the Hubble Heritage Team"][/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  University of Texas at Austin astronomer Steven Finkelstein has led a team that has discovered and measured the distance to the most distant galaxy ever found.

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Texas Advanced Computing Center Hires Former Hubble Scientist as New Director of Data Intensive Computing

May 1, 2013

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin today announced that Niall Gaffney has joined the center in the newly created position of director of data intensive computing. Gaffney most recently served as the principal computer scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) for the Hubble Space Telescope data archive and the Hubble Legacy Archive Project. A University of Texas at Austin graduate, he begins his new role May 1.

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Texas Astronomers Measure Most Massive, Most Unusual Black Hole Using Hobby-Eberly Telescope

Nov. 28, 2012

Astronomers have used the Hobby-Eberly Telescope at The University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory to measure the mass of what may be the most massive black hole yet 17 billion times our sun's mass in galaxy NGC 1277. The unusual black hole makes up 14 percent of its galaxy's mass, rather than the usual 0.1 percent.

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"Out of Whack" Planetary System Offers Clues to a Disturbing Past

May 24, 2010

The discovery of a planetary system "out of whack," where the orbits of two planets are at a steep angle to each other, was reported today (May 24) by a team of astronomers led by Barbara McArthur of The University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory.

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McDonald Observatory Scientist Details 'Planets Gone Wild'; Reporters May Participate Remotely in Live Webcast from Miami

May 20, 2010

Event: McDonald Observatory's Barbara McArthur gives a press briefing live from the 216th meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Miami on her surprising findings about a nearby solar system obtained with Hubble Space Telescope, The University of Texas at Austin's giant Hobby-Eberly Telescope in West Texas, and other ground-based telescopes. The university will issue a detailed press release and graphics, including animation, simultaneous with the start of the press conference.

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