Topic: Astronomy

Aerospace Students Devising Mission to Mars

Oct. 8, 2013
Aerospace Students Devising Mission to Mars

How do you get to Mars? Follow the Mars Research Group, a team of students developing a mission proposal for NASA. They're just the newest Longhorns studying space.

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McDonald Observatory Celebrates 75 Years of Discovery

Oct. 8, 2013

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AUSTIN, Texas A yearlong celebration is underway to celebrate the 75th anniversary of The University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory.

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Northrop Grumman to Sponsor 'StarDate'

July 17, 2013

Northrop Grumman, a leading global security company and NASA's partner building the James Webb Space Telescope, will become official sponsor of the nationally syndicated "StarDate" radio program starting Sept. 1. "StarDate" is produced by The University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory.

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Media Advisory: Media Invited to Preview Next Great Space Telescope

March 4, 2013

Event: Interview opportunities with astronomers from The University of Texas and NASA alongside a full-scale model of NASA's next great space telescope

When: March 6-8, by appointment

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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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