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Young Suns of NGC 7129

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  • XI SCO (Xi Scorpii)

    The star is a bit of a bouncing ball. Ptolemy put in Libra, while Bayer moved it to Scorpius as Xi Sco. Flamsteed then put it back into Libra as Xi Librae. Because it was number 51 on his list in that constellation, it also became known as 51 Librae. ... Full Details



New Faculty


  • New and Newly Promoted Faculty

    We begin the new academic year with several new and newly promoted members of our faculty: Jessica Evans, Matthew Turk, Paul Ricker, and Edward Seidel. ... Full Details

  • Mani Chandra Named Second Chu Award Winner

    Graduate student Mani Chandra has been named the second recipient of the Mr. and Mrs. Hsiang-Pai and Wen-Hua Chu Department of Astronomy Excellence in Research Graduate Student Award. Congratulations! This award is now fully endowed and it will be awarded annually. ...

  • 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! ...

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