March 23, 2018
Dark matter makes up as much as 68 percent of the universe, but we know barely anything about it — including if it exists at all. UT astronomy professor Michael Boylan-Kolchin talks about the implications of his newest research into the mysterious substance.
November 15, 2016
A group of UT students is reaching for Mars by designing their own manned Mars mission and raising questions in the spaceflight community about how best to send humans to the red planet in the near future.
November 4, 2016
NASA deputy administrator Dava Newman outlined the agency’s plan to put humans on Mars in a seminar hosted by the Department of Aerospace Engineering on Wednesday.
October 18, 2016
UT researchers are hunting for an elusive subatomic particle after unexpected experimental results left the physics community puzzled.
The particles in question are called neutrinos. They have no charge and very little mass, and they can pass through matter, including living tissue. These properties make neutrinos very difficult to detect.
September 26, 2016
This month, astronomer Christopher Kochanek and his team from Ohio State University observed what may have been the birth of a black hole.
September 23, 2016
UT alumnus David Reitze, director of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, began his presentation by telling a story that started 1.3 billion years ago with the collision of two black holes that caused ripples through space-time.
“Unfortunately, we’re going to skip most of that 1.3 billion years and move forward to about a hundred years ago,” he said. “This is where the story gets interesting from the human perspective.”
September 19, 2016
Earlier this year, UT astronomer Michael Endl helped discover Proxima B, which could be the nearest habitable planet to Earth.
September 8, 2016
UT researchers are taking the concept of one-way mirrors to the extreme by manipulating light waves to make objects invisible.
UT Cockrell School of Engineering professor Andrea Alu and his research team are working on exploring the properties of light and sound waves that could make technologies like cloaking and one-way soundproof walls possible.
September 1, 2016
As Juno flies closely around Jupiter and takes its first snapshots of the gas giant, UT astronomers hope that the NASA probe will give new insights about both our solar system and planets around other stars.
May 6, 2016
On Monday morning, Mercury will slowly march across the face of the sun. The Department of Astronomy and the Astronomy Students Association will help interested viewers see this relatively rare event on the roof of RLM from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.