Topic: NASA

New Geodetic Observatory Coming to McDonald Observatory

Aug. 20, 2018
Radio Telescope Dish Site

A new scientific facility is under construction at McDonald Observatory that will help scientists better understand Earth and could help minimize the effects of earthquakes and other natural disasters.

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Leadership in Astronomy in Peril if Budget Cuts Pass

March 12, 2018
NASA

The world will get the message that we are no longer capable. 

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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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MEDIA ADVISORY: Astronomer to Announce Major Discovery

Dec. 11, 2017

Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and Google will participate in a NASA media teleconference to announce their discovery involving the planet-hunting Kepler space telescope.

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Texas Astronomers Lead Early Webb Telescope Studies

Nov. 27, 2017
JWST over Austin

UT Austin professor Steven Finkelstein leads one of the first projects using NASA's successor to the Hubble Space Telescope to discover the most distant galaxies ever seen. 

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