Recent News Releases

September 17, 2020

Following extensive observations of stellar winds around cool evolved stars scientists have figured out how planetary nebulae get their mesmerizing shapes. The findings, published in Science, contradict common consensus, and show that not only are stellar winds aspherical, but they also share similarities with planetary nebulae.

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September 16, 2020

The GMTO Corporation has received a $17.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to accelerate the prototyping and testing of some of the most powerful optical and infrared technologies ever engineered.

Zoomed in, computer-generated simulation of the internal structure of dark matter, also referred to as the "cosmic web."
September 2, 2020

Using the power of supercomputers, an international team of researchers has zoomed in on the smallest clumps of dark matter in a virtual universe.