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University of Texas at Austin Signs Agreement for Giant Magellan Telescope

The University of Texas at Austin has joined with eight other astronomical research organizations from three continents in signing the Founders' Agreement to construct and operate the 25-meter Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) at Las Campanas Observatory in the Andes Mountains of Chile.  "In order to maintain our leadership role in astronomy in the future, Texas…   » Continue Reading

Most powerful laser creates phenomena of universe in University of Texas at Austin laboratory

Most powerful laser creates phenomena of universe in University of Texas at Austin laboratory

Really Extreme Science: Todd Ditmire leads the way into his new laboratory below Robert Lee Moore Hall. He jiggles a key into a lock and swings open the door to a subterranean chamber worthy of a James Bond villain--if the villain were a university professor trying to do world-class research on a limited budget.

University of Texas at Austin Astronomer Is Member of NASA’s WMAP Satellite Team Revealing Neutrinos, End of Cosmic Dark Ages, First Second of Universe

NASA is releasing five years of data collected by the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) team, including University of Texas at Austin astronomer Eiichiro Komatsu, that refines our understanding of the universe and its development.