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September 6, 2013
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‘We may be able to watch dark energy turn on’: U-M involved in unprecedented sky survey

ANN ARBOR — Moonless nights outside the Cerro Tololo astronomical observatory in Chile are so dark that when you look down, you can’t see your feet. “You can’t see your hands,” said David Gerdes, physics professor at the University of … Continue reading

November 21, 2012
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BOSS Quasars Unveil a New Era in the Expansion History of the Universe

Berkeley Lab scientists and their Sloan Digital Sky Survey colleagues use quasars to probe dark energy over 10 billion years in the past BOSS, the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey, is mapping a huge volume of space to measure the role … Continue reading

October 12, 2012
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Interstellar Travelers of the Future May be Helped by MU Physicist’s Calculations

University of Missouri’s Sergei Kopeikin may have solved the Pioneer anomaly COLUMBIA, Mo. – Former President Bill Clinton recently expressed his support for interstellar travel at the 100 Year Spaceship Symposium, an international event advocating for human expansion into other … Continue reading

September 22, 2012
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World’s Most Powerful Digital Camera Begins Hunt for Dark Energy

Eight billion years ago, rays of light from distant galaxies began their long journey to Earth. That ancient starlight has now found its way to a mountaintop in Chile, where the newly constructed Dark Energy Camera, the most powerful sky-mapping … Continue reading

July 28, 2012
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Global Expansion All About Give And Take, Study Finds

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The key to successful global business expansion is spreading operations across multiple countries, rather than trying to dominate a region or market, according to a new study led by Michigan State University researchers. In addition, since … Continue reading

June 9, 2012
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NASA’s Spitzer Finds First Objects Burned Furiously

PASADENA, Calif. — The faint, lumpy glow given off by the very first objects in the universe may have been detected with the best precision yet, using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. These faint objects might be wildly massive stars or … Continue reading