astronomy

TESS Mission Helps Uncover Trio of Planets With One Possibly Habitable World

TESS Mission Helps Uncover Trio of Planets With One Possibly Habitable World

Ground-based observations following up on the discovery of a small planet by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) revealed two additional planets in the same system, one of which is located far enough from its star to be potentially habitable. 

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100 Years Ago DTM Chased the Eclipse That Made Einstein Famous

100 Years Ago DTM Chased the Eclipse That Made Einstein Famous

A century since the eclipse that tested Einstein's theory of general relativity, we remember DTM's observations of the event across the globe.

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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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