Topic: NASA

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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NASA Budget is Good, But Other Science Funding May Wither

April 20, 2017
Space

The appropriate balance of funding for scientific research versus other priorities is a legitimate topic for discussion in a democracy. Everyone should be concerned that we get this right or lose our competitive advantage.

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Amazing GRACE: Celebrating 15 Years in Orbit

March 17, 2017
GRACE

Originally designed to be a five-year mission, GRACE has defied expectations with 15 years in orbit. Here are five discoveries made possible by these twin satellites.

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