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The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization has announced today (Wednesday, June 3) that its 11 international partners -- including Texas A&M University -- have committed more than US$500 million to begin construction of the first of a new generation of extremely large telescopes...

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Rupak Mahapatra, physics professor, along with professors David Toback, Rusty Harris and Nader Mirabolfathi, are at the forefront in United States' efforts to find dark matter. The search is tough - humans cannot see or feel dark matter because its particles don't interact with the observable world.[...]

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Fuxiang Li, a former graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University, is one of 14 graduate students across the campus who have been named Texas A&M Distinguished Graduate Students for 2015 in recognition of exemplary achievement in teaching and research...

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Hans A. Schuessler, professor of physics and astronomy at Texas A&M University, has been recognized as one of three faculty recipients of 2015 Bush Excellence Awards for international teaching, international research and public service....

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Dark Energy Survey (DES) scientists, including astronomers at Texas A&M University, are celebrating the release of the first in a series of dark matter maps of the cosmos....

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Picture, if you will, the ultimate universal home movie if not parental keepsake and life story: our Milky Way Galaxy, starting out as but a wee collection of young stars some 12 billion years ago, continuously feeding on the gas of smaller nearby galaxies and undergoing a huge burst of star births to grow increasingly more massive, only to later fade out into the rather tame, large spiral galaxy we've come to inhabit today[...]

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thanks to one of the most comprehensive multi-observatory galaxy surveys to date led by Texas A&M University's Casey Papovich, astronomers have put together the the evolution of the Milky Way in pictures.

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In celebration of Student Research Week (March 23-27) at Texas A&M University, the College of Science will be taking five with five different people involved in various aspects and stages of research at Texas A&M and beyond. Today's kickoff segment features Ting Li, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and a member of the Charles R. '62 and Judith G. Munnerlyn Astronomical Laboratory[...]

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Four faculty in the College of Science are among the 24 Texas A&M University faculty and staff members to be honored by the university and The Association of Former Students with 2015 Distinguished Achievement Awards

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Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students have selected 24 outstanding members of the school's faculty and staff to be honored with 2015 Distinguished Achievement Awards. The university-level Distinguished Achievement Awards were first presented in 1955 and have since been awarded to 1,002 professionals (including this year's recipients) who have

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In celebration of Student Research Week (March 23-27) at Texas A&M University, the College of Science will be taking five with five different people involved in various aspects and stages of research at Texas A&M and beyond. Today's kickoff segment features Ting Li, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and a member of the Charles R. '62 and Judith G. Munnerlyn Astronomical Laboratory....

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It ain't easy being green, but you'll have two chances at seeing green next week at Texas A&M University's 2015 Physics and Engineering Festival, to be headlined by world-renowned physicist, bestselling author and science communicator Dr. Brian Greene...

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The most powerful camera in the world has discovered what astronomy experts at Texas A&M believe are two new satellite galaxies in the Southern Sky. Scientists say the information obtained from studying these galaxies could give us more clues about how the Milky Way was formed and answers to why the universe's expansion is speeding up.[...]

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Texas A&M University astronomers are among the hundreds of scientists worldwide celebrating the first fruits from the Dark Energy Survey (DES), a five-year global effort to map the southern sky in unprecedented detail with the ultimate goal of explaining the universe's accelerating expansion.[...]

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Earlier today (March 10), the U.S. Department of Energy-funded DES collaboration unveiled three papers announcing two different discoveries. Two of these papers originate from different continents and detail rare dwarf satellite galaxy candidates, while a third reports no detectable signal of dark matter. The common thread? Each hinges on the researchers' use of publically available data taken during the survey's first year as the crux of its analysis.

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