Topic: Astronomy

Texas Astronomers Discuss Weighing Heaviest Known Black Hole; Reporters May Participate Remotely in Live Webcast from Seattle

Jan. 11, 2011

Event: University of Texas at Austin Astronomy Professor Karl Gebhardt and graduate student Jeremy Murphy will give a press briefing live from the 217th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Seattle, describing how they weighed the heaviest known nearby black hole

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Seeing dark matter in the ice

Dec. 1, 2010
The IceCube array shown in relation to the drill camp and the bedrock beneath.

Buried beneath the Antarctic may lie answers to one of the great questions confronting 21st century astrophysics: What is dark matter?

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Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Wednesday

Nov. 12, 2010

The Leonid meteor shower best viewing this year will be in the two to three hours before dawn on Nov. 17 and 18, according to the editors of StarDate magazine.

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Texas Astronomer Wins Japanese Physics Prize

Oct. 28, 2010

Astronomer Eiichiro Komatsu of The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded the 25th annual Nishinomiya-Yukawa Memorial Prize for physics.

Eiichiro Komatsu
Eiichiro Komatsu is director of the Texas Cosmology Center.
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Project to Study 'Dark Energy' Receives $8 Million from National Science Foundation

Oct. 20, 2010

A project to discover the nature of dark energy, a mysterious force causing the expansion of the universe to speed up, has received an $8 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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