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May 13, 2018

A unique type of supernova may have caused the trajectory of one of the fastest-moving stars in our galaxy. Astronomy professor Kris Stanek comments on the discovery — based on new data from the…

May 11, 2018

Think Ohio Stadium is big? You should see the Green Bank Telescope, which clocks in at 16.8 million pounds with a dish that spans 2.3 acres. A group of astronomy and physics students recently got…

April 28, 2018

Professor Emeritus of Astronomy Bradley Peterson has been awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, one of NASA's most lauded annual awards that has been given to many notable astronauts,…

April 4, 2018

The Simons Foundation has named Todd Thompson, professor of the Department of Astronomy, as a 2018 Simons Fellow in theoretical physics. Thompson is one of only 52 fellows, and one of only 12 in…

March 28, 2018

Turns out the space travel depicted in the 1962 novel and new film “A Wrinkle In Time” isn’t all that far fetched. Paul Sutter, community outreach coordinator at the Center for Cosmology and Astro…

March 28, 2018

Scientists don't fully understand the inner workings of our solar system’s most important star, but an unexpected finding from researchers in the Department of Physics is shedding some new light…

March 7, 2018

The Distinguished Scholar Award annually recognizes six faculty members for their exceptional scholarly accomplishments and substantial compilation of research. In the past week, one ASC faculty…

March 1, 2018

Supernovas pale in comparison to quasars, which are astonishingly massive radiation powerhouses in distant space capable of emitting thousands of times the energy output of our galaxy, explains…

February 14, 2018

In January, data from the Dark Energy Survey — which utilizes an 8,000-pound camera mounted on an equally powerful telescope in the Andes Mountains to see deep into space — revealed 11 previously…