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NASA enlists UF faculty to develop small satellite technology

Published: Aug 28th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mechanical and aerospace engineering and astronomy faculty members at the University of Florida have been selected to work with NASA’s Langley Research Center on navigation and guiding systems for small satellites.

UF study: Some Earth bacteria survive and grow at extremely low pressure; may aid Mars research

UF study: Some Earth bacteria survive and grow at extremely low pressure; may aid Mars research

Published: Jan 7th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered for the first time that some Earth bacteria can live under the same low pressure conditions found on Mars.

Presidential search, London band trip among top 2012 stories

Published: Jan 1st, 2013

This year has been another busy one for news at UF, but some stories were more popular than others. Here’s our list of the Top 10 based on unique pageviews.

University of Florida astronomer reports rare case of gravitational lensing

University of Florida astronomer reports rare case of gravitational lensing

Published: Jun 26th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — You could say that the odds of seeing it were astronomical.

Astronomers discover pair of planets surprisingly close to each other

Published: Jun 21st, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — NASA’s Kepler mission, along with astronomers from Harvard, University of Washington and University of Florida, has discovered a rocky planet orbiting very close to a much larger planet around the same star, about 1,200 light years from Earth, according to research being published online today in Science Express.

Metal-poor stars are rich with small planets, study finds

Published: Jun 21st, 2012

INESVILLE, Fla. — Planets as big as Earth but smaller than Neptune are likely even more common in our galaxy than previously believed, according to a statistical analysis of recent results from NASA’s Kepler mission.

UF astronomer: Some giant planets in other systems most likely to be alone

Published: May 7th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “Hot Jupiter-type” planets are most likely to be alone in their systems, according to research by a University of Florida astronomer and others, made public today.

UF-led team uses new observatory to characterize low-mass planets orbiting nearby star

Published: Apr 12th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida astronomers have found compelling evidence for two low-mass planets orbiting the nearby star Fomalhaut, just 25 light years from Earth.

UF astronomers contribute to NASA’s planet discoveries

Published: Jan 26th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — NASA announced today the discovery of 11 new “solar systems” hosting at least 26 planets found with data from NASA’s Kepler Mission.

NASA‘s Kepler mission and UF astronomer find two new planets orbiting double suns

Published: Jan 11th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Using data from NASA’s Kepler mission, a team that includes a University of Florida astronomer has discovered two new planets orbiting double star systems, something that had never been seen until last September.