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Serendipitous observations reveal rare event in life of distant quasar

Serendipitous observations reveal rare event in life of distant quasar

Published: Oct 21st, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A bit of serendipity has given astronomers a surprise view of a never-before-observed event in the birth of a galaxy.

UF-led search for new planets part of ambitious new sky survey

UF-led search for new planets part of ambitious new sky survey

Published: Jan 10th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida-led sky survey that may double the number of known planets outside the solar system is part of a major new survey program announced today at the American Astronomical Society‚Äôs annual meeting in Austin, Texas.