PRESS RELEASE: MASSIVE STARS PRODUCE LESS OXYGEN THAN PREVIOUSLY BELIEVED; MAY EXPLAIN EXISTENCE OF HEAVY BLACK HOLES

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Flagstaff, AZ. – An international team of scientists has determined that massive stars do not make as much oxygen as previously thought. The finding is highly unexpected and has implications […]

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PRESS RELEASE: LOWELL OBSERVATORY NAMES FIRST PERCIVAL LOWELL SCHOLAR

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 26, 2022 ***Contact details appear below***Flagstaff, AZ. – This year, Lowell Observatory introduced the Percival Lowell Postdoctoral Fellowship to support early-career scientists who wish to pursue independent […]

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PRESS RELEASE: YOUNGEST PAIR OF ASTEROIDS IN SOLAR SYSTEM DETECTED

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Flagstaff, AZ. – An international team of astronomers has discovered a pair of asteroids that split off from their parent body a mere 300 years ago. The duo is exceptional […]

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LOWELL OBSERVATORY PRESS RELEASE: LOWELL DISCOVERY TELESCOPE OBSERVATIONS HELP CONFIRM SECOND EARTH TROJAN ASTEROID

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Flagstaff, AZ. – Supported by observations made with the 4.3-meter Lowell Discovery Telescope (LDT) in northern Arizona, an international team of scientists confirmed the existence of the second-known Earth Trojan […]

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PRESS RELEASE: TWELVE FOR DINNER: THE MILKY WAY’S FEEDING HABITS SHINE A LIGHT ON DARK MATTER

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Flagstaff, AZ. – Astronomers are one step closer to learning the properties of dark matter enveloping our Milky Way galaxy, thanks to a new map of twelve streams of stars […]

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PRESS RELEASE: UNPRECEDENTED SURVEY DETAILS PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF GIANT STARS

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Flagstaff, AZ. – In a study that is by far the most accurate of its kind, a team of scientists led by Lowell Observatory’s Gerard van Belle has now directly […]

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Research at Lowell: “Quasi-satellite” Asteroid Might be Moon Relic

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According to a team of Arizona-based astronomers that includes Lowell Observatory’s Audrey Thirouin, the space rock known as Kamo’oalewa might be a fragment of the Moon. If so, it is […]

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Research at Lowell: Multiple Personality Space Rock Is Both a Comet and Asteroid

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A team of scientists including Lowell Observatory’s Dr. Audrey Thirouin have characterized a rare solar system body that exhibits characteristics of both comets and asteroids. Of the half-million known members […]

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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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Lowell Scientists Help Characterize Second Known Minimoon

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PRESS RELEASE NOVEMBER 23, 2020 Lowell Scientists Help Characterize Second Known Minimoon Flagstaff, AZ. – Astronomers using data collected with the Lowell Discovery Telescope (LDT) have helped to characterize only […]

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Michael West Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

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Educational exchange can turn nations into people, contributing as no other form of communication can to the humanizing of international relations. So wrote the longtime United States Senator from Arkansas, […]

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SCIENTISTS FIND REMNANT OF STRANGE DISMEMBERED STAR CLUSTER AT GALAXY’S EDGE

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Artist’s impression of the thin stream of stars torn from the Phoenix globular cluster, wrapping around our Milky Way (left). For the study, the astronomers targeted bright Red Giant stars, […]

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