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Jupiters Clouds from New Horizons

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  • HR 6535 SCO (HR 6535 Scorpii)

    A seemingly innocuous sixth magnitude star buried in the Milky Way, HR 6535 was clearly too faint to merit a Greek letter and at 33 degrees south of the celestial equator really too far down in Scorpius for Flamsteed. A closer look reveals some remarkable properties. ... Full Details



Galaxy UGC 9391

  • Illinois Astronomer finds Universe expanding faster than expected

    Using Hubble Telescope observations of exploding stars, Prof. Ryan Foley and collaborators have revised upwards the rate of cosmic expansion. ... Full Details

  • 16 Students Graduate from Astronomy

    Congratulations to the Astronomy Class of 2016 for a job well done! Best wishes on your future endeavors--you make us proud! ...

  • Illinois Astronomers Help Discover 'Dark Galaxy'

    A team of researchers, including astronomers at the University of Illinois, have uncovered the existence of a dwarf "dark galaxy" lurking nearly 4 billion light-years away from Earth. The discovery was made using the Blue Waters supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. ... Full Details

  • Graduates Students win Awards

    Several graduate students have won awards recently. Erin Cox and Dominique Segura-Cox have won the Graduate College Academic Excellence and Good Citizenship Award. Andrew Nadolski is one of the winners of the 2016 NSF Graduate Fellowship. Miguel Holgado won a DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate F ... Full Details

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