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$200 million support for Thirty Meter Telescope

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The California Institute of Technology and the University of California have received a $200 million commitment over nine years from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation toward the further development and construction of the Thirty-Meter Telescope (...

Planet formation in the Pleiades

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Astronomers, among them Joseph Rhee and Ben Zuckerman both of UCLA, using the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii and the Spitzer Space Telescope discovered a large number of hot dust particles around one of the stars in the Pleiades. These particles could...

Detection of high-energy particles from active black holes

Friday, November 9, 2007

A team of scientists including Katsushi Arisaka and Alexander Kusenko of UCLA have detected ultra-high-energy particles from just outside enormous, active black holes in nearby galaxies. These particles interact with Earth's atmosphere creating a...

Astronomers detect dust in black hole wind

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

A group of astronomers, including Sarah Gallagher of UCLA, using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have found dust forming in a quasar 8 billion light-years away. Quasars and early supernovae could have provided the dust needed to make the first...