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MSU Contributes to Merging Neutron Star Discovery

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Michigan State University contributed to this week’s blockbuster science story – the observation of merging neutron stars, which made headlines around the globe. Courtesy of MSU

Michigan State University contributed to this week’s blockbuster science story – the observation of merging neutron stars, which made headlines around the globe. The collision of neutron stars…

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July 5: Join MSU In Midland for Astronomy and Telescope Night

Monday, June 26, 2017
Photo of the moon taken through a telescope.

Wed., July 5, 9:00-10:30pm Family Stargazing:  Astronomy and Telescope Night This month is a great opportunity to view both Jupiter and Saturn for the rest of 2017! >>Telescopes…

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Star Discovered in Closest Known Orbit Around Black Hole

Monday, March 13, 2017
Black hole

Astronomers have found evidence for a star that whips around a black hole about twice an hour. This may be the tightest orbital dance ever witnessed for a…

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Examining Exploding Stars through the Atomic Nucleus

Monday, February 20, 2017

Imagine being able to view microscopic aspects of a classical nova, a massive stellar explosion on the surface of a white dwarf star (about as big as Earth)…

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Stellar Events May Reveal How Heavy Elements Were Formed

Monday, September 26, 2016
Sean Liddick

To determine how the universe’s heavy elements – gold, silver and many others – came about, a team of international researchers is studying both the largest and smallest…

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MSU Part of Team Finding Star Birth Mechanism

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A team of researchers, including astronomers from Michigan State University, has uncovered a process that may explain how the universe’s largest elliptical galaxies continue making stars long after…

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Supernovas, Black Holes Curb Star Formation

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
supermassive black hole

Supernovas – explosions that mark the end of a star’s life – work hand-in-hand with supermassive black holes to sweep out gas and shut down galaxies’ star-forming factories. Recent research,…

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