Topic: Astronomy

Most Powerful Laser in the World Fires Up at The University of Texas at Austin

April 8, 2008

The Texas Petawatt laser reached greater than one petawatt of laser power on Monday morning, March 31, making it the highest powered laser in the world, Todd Ditmire, a physicist at The University of Texas at Austin, said.

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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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