Topic: Extrasolar planets

Two Postdocs Receive Fellowships to Study Extrasolar Planets

Jan. 31, 2018
Aaron Rizzuto and Ya-Lin Wu

Two postdoctoral fellows in the Department of Astronomy at The University of Texas at Austin have received the 51 Pegasi b Fellowship from the Heising-Simons Foundation.

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Using AI to Discover New Worlds

Dec. 14, 2017
Kepler 90 vs. the solar system

The discovery of an eighth planet circling the star Kepler-90 by UT Austin astronomer Andrew Vanderburg overturns our solar system’s status as having the highest number of known planets. We're now in a tie.

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Get a peek at the Giant Magellan Telescope

Feb. 18, 2011

The University of Texas at Austin is part of a group of institutions working together to build the Giant Magellan Telescope. See the telescope in action in this animation.

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"Out of Whack" Planetary System Offers Clues to a Disturbing Past

May 24, 2010

The discovery of a planetary system "out of whack," where the orbits of two planets are at a steep angle to each other, was reported today (May 24) by a team of astronomers led by Barbara McArthur of The University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory.

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McDonald Observatory Scientist Details 'Planets Gone Wild'; Reporters May Participate Remotely in Live Webcast from Miami

May 20, 2010

Event: McDonald Observatory's Barbara McArthur gives a press briefing live from the 216th meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Miami on her surprising findings about a nearby solar system obtained with Hubble Space Telescope, The University of Texas at Austin's giant Hobby-Eberly Telescope in West Texas, and other ground-based telescopes. The university will issue a detailed press release and graphics, including animation, simultaneous with the start of the press conference.

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