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Ring Galaxy AM 0644 741 from Hubble

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  • RHO AQR (Rho Aquarii), with a nod toward THETA AQR (Theta Aquarii)

    Within Aquarius (the Water Bearer) what comes most to mind is his "Water Jar," from which he pours the streaming liquid into the mouth of the Southern Fish, Piscis Austrinus. Some eight degrees below the Water Jar, is a pair a bit over three-fourths of a degree apart, Theta Aquarii and Rho Aqr. ... Full Details

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  • 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

  • Prof. Joaquin Vieira named Center for Advanced Study Fellow

    Assistant Professor Joaquin Vieira has been named a Center for Advanced Study Fellow and Beckman Fellow for the 2015-16 academic year. Prof. Vieira will spend time pursuing his research project “Observing the Birth of the Universe: Building and Deploying a New Camera for the South Pole Telescope.” ... Full Details

  • Gammie selected for 2015 Simons Fellowship

    Professor Charles Gammie has been named a 2015 Simons Fellow in Theoretical Physics by the Simons Foundation. Gammie will use the fellowship to continue his leading-edge theoretical work in black hole astrophysics while on sabbatical next academic year at the University of Oxford in the UK. ... Full Details

  • Astronomers see supernova split into four images by ‘cosmic lens’

    A team of astronomers, including Ryan Foley from Illinois, have spotted for the first time a distant supernova split into four images using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The multiple images of the exploding star are caused by the powerful gravity of a foreground galaxy in a massive galaxy cluster. ... Full Details

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