Topic: Astronomy

Astronomers Find Suspected Medium-size Black Hole in Omega Centauri

April 2, 2008

A well-known star cluster that glitters with the light of millions of stars may have a mysterious dark object tugging at its core, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Astronomer quoted by Associated Press

Jan. 24, 2008
Astronomer quoted by Associated Press

The deeper astronomers gaze into the cosmos, the more they find it's a bizarre and violent universe. The research findings from this week's annual meeting of U.S.

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Physicist comments on NASA priorities

Dec. 13, 2007
Physicist comments on NASA priorities

After years of delays, NASA hopes to launch this week a European-built laboratory that will greatly expand the research capability of the international space station.

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L.A. Times features astronomer's work

Nov. 29, 2007
L.A. Times features astronomer's work

In the vastness of space, how far is far? That question has simmered in G. Fritz Benedict's mind since he was 8, when a family friend took him into the backyard of his home and pointed to the constellation Orion.

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McDonald Observatory

Nov. 15, 2007

Follow along with a group of Texas teachers as they look to the stars at the world-renowned astronomical research center.

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