Topic: Space

Drought and Flood Prediction Gets Boost from New Texas Network and NASA Satellite

Feb. 2, 2015

A new network of underground sensors in the Texas Hill Country will arm those responsible for managing the state's finite water supply with vital information for determining the chances of drought and dangerous floods.

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Black Hole Chokes on a Swallowed Star

Jan. 27, 2015

A five-year analysis of an event captured by a tiny telescope at McDonald Observatory and followed up by telescopes on the ground and in space has led astronomers to believe they witnessed a giant black hole tear apart a star.

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Anniversary Shows Us that NASA and Space Exploration are Worth Their Costs

July 21, 2014
Anniversary Shows Us that NASA and Space Exploration are Worth Their Costs

Sunday, July 20, marked 45 years since the United States put the first two astronauts safely on the moon. The cost for the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs was more than $25 billion at the time more like $110 billion in today's world. The ensuing U.S.

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Astronomers Find Sun's 'Long-Lost Brother,' Pave Way for Family Reunion

May 8, 2014

A team of researchers led by astronomer Ivan Ramirez of The University of Texas at Austin has identified the first "sibling" of the sun a star almost certainly born from the same cloud of gas and dust as our star.

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Leading Astronomer Taft Armandroff Appointed Director of UT's McDonald Observatory

Jan. 14, 2014

McDonald Observatory

AUSTIN, Texas  Astronomer Taft Armandroff has been appointed the new director of the College of Natural Sciences McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas.

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