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Gargantua in the Mist: A Record-Breaking Quasar

The discovery of a supermassive black hole, 800 million times the mass of the sun, has researchers puzzled. The object is the most distant quasar known to date.

Primordial Galaxies Found Swimming in Vast Ocean of Dark Matter

Astronomers have found the most massive galaxy ever seen in the early universe, and it’s about to get bigger. The researchers involved include the UA's Dan Marrone.

Bok to the Future: Sounding the Depths of a Dying Star

A small, aging telescope — the Bok Telescope on Kitt Peak — can still do mighty science, even helping astrophysicists undertake a virtual journey to the center of a dead star.

UA Senior Named 2018 Churchill Scholar

Namrah Habib is one of 16 students to receive a Churchill Scholarship, which will allow her to pursue a Master of Philosophy in Astronomy at the University of Cambridge.

UA Leads Project on Big Data and Black Holes

A worldwide collaboration will work on ways of processing unprecedented amounts of data in real time, with a primary goal of assisting the effort to take the first-ever pictures of a black hole. However, applications eventually could include self-driving cars, renewable energy and national defense.

Students Help Little Telescope Do Big Things

A four-year effort involving Kitt Peak's Bok Telescope and UA students helped a team of astronomers measure the masses of a large sample of supermassive black holes. Despite its modest size and advanced age of almost 50 years, the instrument keeps churning out big science.

UA's Angel Named as Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

The Regents' Professor of Astronomy and Optical Sciences founded what is today the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab, where he has pushed the frontiers of large mirror making.

Report Hails Tucson's Excellence in Food Diversity, Access

A UA report shows that Tucson is one of the top U.S. cities in its high diversity of edible plants affordably accessed, grown and eaten as a means to reduce food insecurity.

Registration Open for Spring 2018 Humanities Seminars

The spring semester courses feature a wide range of subjects, spanning the globe from China to Africa and human history from antiquity to the turbulence of 1968.

From Inventions to Assets: Tech Launch Arizona's Pipeline

Asset Development funding helps develop early-stage technologies and makes them more attractive for market adoption. The program is generating opportunities — and results.


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