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An Unusual Mountain on Asteroid Ceres

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  • T LYR (T Lyrae)

    When one comes across a star like T Lyrae, it begs to be included in spite of being below naked-eye visibility. In Lyra a couple degrees south-southwest of Vega and at best just short of seventh magnitude, T Lyrae is a deep red carbon star that is quite visible with binoculars. ... Full Details


Katrina Litke (left) and Prof. Brian Fields (right)

  • Katrina Litke wins Ryan and Wyatt Awards

    The Astronomy Department congratulates 2015 graduate Katrina Litke on winning the Layla S. Ryan Scholarship, the Wyatt Memorial Award, and for being selected as a Class of 2015 Senior 100 Honorary. You make us proud! ... Full Details

  • Erin Cox Wins Service Award

    Erin Cox was honored during Graduate Student Appreciation Week for assisting the Educational Equity Programs Office with their Initiatives to Promote Equity, Access, and Inclusion by serving as a volunteer during the past year. Congratulations, Erin! ...

  • Celebrating Einstein's Relativity with Colliding Black Holes

    Nature magazine highlights the Kavli Special Plenary Talk by Prof. Stuart Shapiro at the April APS meeting, celebrating the centennial anniversary of Einstein's theory of general relativity. Shapiro's team simulated the collision of two supermassive black holes to accurately predict the radiation t ... Full Details

  • Taylor Tobin is Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellow

    Taylor Tobin has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral ... Full Details

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