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Florida and Spain launch joint agreement for small-satellite research

Published: Oct 13th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has helped to forge a deal between the Kingdom of Spain and the state of Florida initiating the groundwork for collaborative research that could boost the state’s aerospace industry.

Discovery by UF-led team refutes previous theory about galaxies

Discovery by UF-led team refutes previous theory about galaxies

Published: Oct 10th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The world’s largest optical telescope has allowed University of Florida astronomers to see new details about deep space galaxies, finding new clues to explain the evolution of galaxies like our own.

UF astronomers start testing infrared camera at world’s largest telescope

UF astronomers start testing infrared camera at world’s largest telescope

Published: Jul 14th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida astronomers are testing a new infrared camera this summer at the world’s largest telescope that will allow researchers to look for planets outside our own solar system and better explore hidden black holes at the centers of galaxies.

UF astronomers, NASA team find six closely packed planets orbiting same star

Published: Feb 2nd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A NASA team including three University of Florida astronomers has found six new planets in a distant solar system that in some ways resembles our own.