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Hubble Study Challenges "Cosmic Fireworks" as Largest Driver of Galaxy Growth

Hubble Study Challenges "Cosmic Fireworks" as Largest Driver of Galaxy Growth

University of Texas at Austin astronomers studied 166 of the most massive galaxies present only a few billion years after the Big Bang.

Astronomer Honored by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas

Astronomer Honored by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas

Karl Gebhardt will receive the 2012 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Science in recognition of his discoveries regarding the formation of black holes and galaxies.

Pair of Black Holes "Weigh In" at 10 Billion Suns; Most Massive Yet

Pair of Black Holes "Weigh In" at 10 Billion Suns; Most Massive Yet

Astronomers have discovered the most massive black holes to date — two monsters weighing as much as 10 billion suns and threatening to consume anything, even light, within a region five times the size of our solar system.

Simulating the Universe for Terrence Malick's Tree of Life

Simulating the Universe for Terrence Malick's Tree of Life

Volker Bromm talks about the cosmic dark ages, first light and how his simulations made their way into Tree of Life.

UT Experiment Grapples With Essence of Gravity

We have all experienced gravity, but even to the brightest minds in science, it remains largely a mystery. Gary J. Hill, an astronomer at the University of Texas at Austin, is trying to change that.

Giant Magellan Telescope: A New Window on the Universe

Giant Magellan Telescope: A New Window on the Universe

The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will be larger than any telescope in existence today. When completed it will take advantage of seven large light-gathering mirrors at a prime observing site to see the distant reaches of the universe. It will also produce images up to 10 times sharper than the Hubble Space Telescope. Ten institutions, including The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M, are partnering to raise the funds necessary to build the GMT — in what will likely be a paradigm shift in what we know about the universe.

College of Natural Sciences Video: 2011

College of Natural Sciences Video: 2011

From Alzheimer's disease to black holes and fusion energy, students and faculty in the College of Natural Sciences are changing the world through innovative research. Watch the college's 2011 highlights video. Produced by Lee Clippard and Mason Jones.

Texas Astronomers Find Super-luminous Supernova

Astronomers have found another extremely bright, rare supernova to add to the new class of exploding stars that were identified a few years ago.

Grahams Boost Dark Energy Studies

Gift from Bob and Annie Graham will help astronomers solve the mystery of dark energy.
Project to Study 'Dark Energy' Receives $8 Million From National Science Foundation

Project to Study 'Dark Energy' Receives $8 Million From National Science Foundation

A project to discover the nature of dark energy, a mysterious force causing the expansion of the universe to speed up, has received an $8 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). AUSTIN, Texas — A project to discover the nature of dark energy, a mysterious force causing the expansion of the universe to speed up, has received an $8...