Throwing DARTs: Exploring NASA’s Planetary Defense Mission

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In this episode of Star Stuff, Cody, Hailey, Lowell Astronomer Dr. Nick Moskovitz, and DART Team Lead Dr. Cristina Thomas will discuss the ins and outs of NASA’s Double Asteroid […]

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Comets, Asteroids, and Centaurs

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A comet, an asteroid, and a centaur walk into a bar(red spiral galaxy)… If you want to be cool and get this joke, listen in on this episode of Star […]

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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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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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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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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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EXPRES Looks to the Skies of a Scorching, Distant Planet

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Yale University’s Extreme PREcision Spectrometer (EXPRES) is mounted on the Lowell Discovery Telescope. Its principle use is for discovering Earth-like planets, although astronomers are also using it for other projects […]

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