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Astronomy

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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Alchemist painting

Op/Ed: What AI Researchers Can Learn From Alchemists and Astrologists

Human-Computer Interaction Pioneer Urges Focus on Enhancing, Not Mimicking, Human Abilities

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Binary star system

Track Changes—in Space

UMD Astronomers Contribute to Discoveries With New Facility Monitoring Sky for “Transients”

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Black hole

UMD-Led Team Maps “Light Echoes” of Black Hole

Findings Give New Insight Into How Material Is Pulled Into Gravitational Singularity

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Exoplanet

In Search of Other Earths

Astronomer Co-authors National Report on Strategy to Study Far-off Planets

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