Research at Lowell: Astronomers Identify Binary Central Stars of Planetary Nebula

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The Kepler Mission allowed scientists to discover more than 2,000 exoplanets (planets outside of the solar system). Now, a team of astronomers led by former Lowell Observatory astronomer George Jacoby […]

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New Horizons Mission

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Will Grudy and his fellow New Horizon mission scientists continue to analyze data from not only Pluto, but also Arrokoth.

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Surveying Meteors

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Nick Moskovitz helps to operate a network of video cameras called LO-CAMS (the Lowell Observatory Cameras for All-sky Meteor Surveillance).

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Detecting Exoplanets

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Along with Lisa Prato and other members of DEFT (Disks and Exoplanets Flagstaff Team) at Lowell Observatory, and in collaboration with astronomers at Rice University, Lauren Biddle has found a new way to

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Trans-Neptunian Objects

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In January 2019, the New Horizons spacecraft flew by the small TNO Arrokoth, which is a contact binary located in the dynamically Cold Classical population.

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Laboratory Studies of the Stability of Liquids in the Outer Solar System

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Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, is the only body besides Earth in the solar system to have liquid on its surface.

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The Quest to Understand Dark Energy

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The Dark Energy Survey was a large-scale astronomical survey covering 5000 square degrees – roughly 1/8 of the entire sky – focusing primarily in the southern hemisphere.

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Palantir Stretches Capability of NPOI

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The Dark Energy Survey was a large-scale astronomical survey covering 5000 square degrees – roughly 1/8 of the entire sky – focusing primarily in the southern hemisphere.

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Searching for M-Dwarf Stars

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In partnership with Dr. Elliott Horch of Southern Connecticut State University, van Belle has led the effort of carrying out the Pervasive Overview of `Kompanions’ of Every M-dwarf in Our Neighborhood (POKEMON) survey

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Comet Research – 2I/Borisov

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2I/Borisov, the first definitive interstellar comet detected as it passed through our solar system, gave astronomers the first opportunity to characterize how a comet formed elsewhere compares to comets we routinely observe.

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