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July 31, 2020
Data shows that about 6 billion years ago, the universe’s expansion accelerated COLUMBUS, Ohio --

A new three-dimensional map, built after decades of collecting and
analyzing data from the…

July 7, 2020

The Milky Way’s halo — the hazy, gaseous cosmic cloud surrounding our galaxy —is way hotter than we thought. The research, led by professor of astronomy Smita Mathur, could lead to insights about…

July 5, 2020

Meet your new but shy galactic neighbor: A black hole left over from the death of a fleeting young star.

European astronomers have found the closest black hole to Earth yet, so near that…

July 5, 2020

May 12th, 2020

Todd Thompson, professor and vice-chair in the Department of Astronomy, has received the Distinguished Scholar Award, which honors six Ohio State faculty members who…

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Emily Griffith
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Richard  Pogge
Professor of Astronomy, Vice Chair for Instrumentation
Graduate Research Assistant
Wayne Schlingman
Director, Arne Slettebak Planetarium