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July 31, 2020

Two Ohio State Astronomers make the Office of Research's list of 150 years of innovation.

Congratulations to

Kris Stanek for his research on the explosive deaths of massive stars…

July 31, 2020

For two decades, astronomers have argued over how much carbon, nitrogen and especially oxygen lie within our closest star — a dispute with implications for the entire universe.

 

A…

July 27, 2020

Astronomers are preparing to further study the atmospheres of planets discovered through NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission to identify the most promising exoplanets —…

July 20, 2020
Data shows that about 6 billion years ago, the universe’s expansion accelerated

A new three-dimensional map, built after decades of collecting and analyzing data from the skies, shows how the…

July 14, 2020

Looking for something to do to cure your COVID blues?

From July 12-28 you can see this incredible comet gracing our skies just after sunset in the Northwest horizon, right under the Big…

June 29, 2020

In June 2020, the Ohio State Department of Physics was selected as part of the first 2020 cohort for the APS Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance (APS-IDEA) Network.  This international…

June 18, 2020

Paul Martini, professor in the Department of Astronomy and Center for Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, has been named a 2020–2021 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at…

June 16, 2020

Galaxies are pretty big. The Milky Way's stellar disk, for example, spans some 100,000 light-years. But new observations show that galaxies' extent is actually much greater than that — more like…

June 15, 2020

Work by Ohio State graduate student Sanskriti Das and Professor Smita Mathur featured in Sky & Telescope!