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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LOWELL OBSERVATORY RESUMES SCIENCE OPERATIONS, CAPTURES CONTINUED BREAKUP OF COMET ATLAS

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Flagstaff, AZ. – On the night of May 18, Lowell Observatory resumed science operations with the Lowell Discovery Telescope. This capped a week of testing new, COVID-19-deterring procedures. Observatory staff […]

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Lowell Discovery Telescope Resumes Science Observations and Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4)

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By Stephen Levine, Matthew Knight, & David Schleicher The 4.3-meter Lowell Discovery Telescope (LDT) resumed science operations last night, May 18. The facility was closed on the 31st of March […]

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Salts in the Solar System

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In a recent live stream presentation, Lowell Observatory astronomer Jennifer Hanley talked about salts in the solar system. She specifically looked at Mars and Jupiter’s moon Europa. This research is […]

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Unmasking the “Cibecue Star Stone”

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Like a detective fixated on deciphering the sequence of events in a crime, astronomers use every available tool in their arsenal to build an understanding of the universe. Such is […]

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