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To curious aliens, Earth would stand out as living planet

To curious aliens, Earth would stand out as living planet

Published: Dec 20th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With powerful instruments scouring the heavens, astronomers have found more than 240 planets in the past two decades, none likely to support Earth-like life.

World’s largest telescope to make first observations Friday

World’s largest telescope to make first observations Friday

Published: Jul 9th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The world’s largest telescope will take its first peek into the heavens this week, ushering the University of Florida into the top ranks of the “big observers,” as one astronomy professor put it.

Revamped experiment could detect elusive particle, physicists say

Published: Apr 24th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An experiment called “shining light through walls” would seem hard to improve upon.