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Astronomy

Alex Lockwood gives TedX talk

From ‘Sesame Street’ to the Stars Above

Alum Brings Breathtaking Images From James Webb Space Telescope to the Public

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quasar

UMD Astronomer Helps Uncover Clues to Formation of Universe’s Early Galaxies

Quasar Discovery Takes Advantage of Webb Space Telescope’s Infrared Sensitivity

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final images from the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) as it smashes into the asteroid Dimorphos

UMD Researchers Help Launch a Planetary Defense

Astronomers, Engineers Were Key to NASA DART Mission That ‘Smacked’ Asteroid

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WASP-39 b planet illustration

UMD Astronomers Part of Webb Telescope Team That Found First Evidence of Carbon Dioxide in Exoplanet Atmosphere

Discovery on Gas Giant Wasp-39 b Bodes Well for Search for Rocky Earth-like Planets Orbiting Other Stars

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galaxy movement map

Expanding Universe of Knowledge

Astronomers Create New Map of Galaxy Motions, Past and Future

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outer space

$32.5M NASA Funding Agreement Supports Study of Comets, Asteroids and Meteorites

UMD Astronomers to Expand and Upgrade Database of Small Space Objects

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White dwarf

New Discovery May Offer Preview of Solar System’s Demise

UMD Astronomers Among Team That Found Jupiter-like Planet Survives in Orbit Around Dead Star

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Gamma-rays detected by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope from 2008 to 2017 form a map of the entire sky

$178M Cooperative Agreement Continues UMD-led Partnership with NASA, Other Institutions

Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science & Technology II Fosters Collaboration on Exploration, Innovation, Diversity

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Illustration of space showing bow shock, magnetosheath and magnetotail

Mission Would Help Answer ‘How’s the Weather—in Space?’

UMD Astronomer Part of $1.25M NASA-Funded Feasibility Study

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LINER galaxy turns into quasar

Galactic Alter Ego

UMD-led Study Captures Six Galaxies Undergoing Sudden, Dramatic Transitions

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Illustration of planet

Distant 'Heavy Metal' Gas Planet Cranks It Out

UMD Astronomer Helps Discover First Known Planet Hot Enough to Eject Heavy Elements Into Space

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Mars' moons Phobos and Deimos

UMD-led Team Awarded $7.3M to Study Moons, Asteroids for Future Human Exploration

Team One of Eight Selected to Participate in NASA Program

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