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OSU PhD Subo Dong wins Chinese Astronomy Prize

August 11, 2017
Subo Dong Su Shu Huang Prize 2017

On August 8, 2017, Subo Dong, a faculty member of the Kavli Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics of Peking University and 2009 OSU Astronomy PhD recipient was awarded the Su-Shu Huang Prize of the Chinese Astronomical S

Astronomers Win NASA Award

June 28, 2017

Professors Scott Gaudi and Andy Gould, Postdoctoral Researchers Matthew Penny and Radek Poleski, and former PhD student Calen Henderson, are part of a 17-member international team who received NASA’s highly competitive Group Achievement Award for significant contributions to NASA's mission.

A planet hotter than most stars

June 5, 2017
Artist's impression of KELT-9b and its host star

Astronomer Scott Gaudi, Thomas Jefferson Professor for Discovery and Space Exploration, co-led an international team that has discovered the hottest planet known. The team has been tracking the distinctly odd planet since mid-2014.

OSU Team Discovers Failed Supernova

May 25, 2017
Large Binocular Telescope

For the first time, astronomers have seen a dying star collapse directly into a black hole, rather than explode as a supernove. The star was about 25 times as massive as our Sun, and this fizzle could explain why astronomers rarely see the most massive stars explode.