astronomy

How an Astrophysicist Saw the First Image of a Black Hole

How an Astrophysicist Saw the First Image of a Black Hole

Meredith MacGregor reminisces about the unveiling of the first-ever image of a black hole.  

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TESS Finds Its First Earth-Sized Planet

TESS Finds Its First Earth-Sized Planet

A nearby system hosts the first Earth-sized planet discovered by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite, as well as a warm sub-Neptune-sized world.

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Job Opening: Astronomy Data Analyst

Job Opening: Astronomy Data Analyst

We solicit candidates for a one year, full-time, data analyst position for work in the area of multi-wavelength studies of stellar flares. The data analyst will help operate data pipelines, measure flare frequencies and energies, maintain a database, and assist with research papers on the results.

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Far Out There: The Hunt for the Mysterious Planet X

Far Out There: The Hunt for the Mysterious Planet X

Over the past few years, DTM's Scott Sheppard and his team have been performing the largest and deepest survey ever attempted of our Solar System's fringes.

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Review of Alan Boss's New Book on Washington Post

Review of Alan Boss's New Book on Washington Post

Read via the Washington Post: Book review of "Universal Life: An Inside Look Behind the Race to Discover Life Beyond Earth" by Staff Scientist Alan Boss, Past Chair of NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group.

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Discovered: The Most-Distant Solar System Object Ever Observed

Discovered: The Most-Distant Solar System Object Ever Observed

A team of astronomers including DTM's Scott Sheppard discovered the first known Solar System object detected at a distance that is more than 100 times farther than the Earth-Sun distance.

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