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A Radio Documentary: “Dark Skies, Dark Energies” by Ian Lewis

Here in West Texas, there are two major searches ongoing. While companies in the Permian Basin seek more deposits of oil and gas underground, astronomers at McDonald Observatory are searching the sky for an answer to the question: what is … Continue reading

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A Radio Documentary: “Dark Skies, Dark Energies” by Ian Lewis

Here in West Texas, there are two major searches ongoing. While companies in the Permian Basin seek more deposits of oil and gas underground, astronomers at McDonald Observatory are searching the sky for an answer to the question: what is … Continue reading

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A Radio Documentary: “Dark Skies, Dark Energies” by Ian Lewis

Here in West Texas, there are two major searches ongoing. While companies in the Permian Basin seek more deposits of oil and gas underground, astronomers at McDonald Observatory are searching the sky for an answer to the question: what is … Continue reading

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Upgraded Hobby-Eberly Telescope Turns Its Lens to Universe’s Biggest Mysteries

When McDonald Observatory first opened its doors in 1933 it was done with a nearly million dollar donation from a Paris, Texas banker. In his will, W.J.McDonald gave money to the University of Texas at Austin to establish the observatory. … Continue reading

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New Telescope Mirrors Will Help McDonald Observatory Researchers Study Dark Energy

Almost seven years ago, teams of engineers and scientists began designing mirrors for a telescope to study the universe‚Äôs dark energy. That’s the mysterious energy many scientists theorize the universe is largely made up of. No such mirrors had ever … Continue reading

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Researchers Find “Groundbreaking” Proof of Cosmic Inflation

What’s being held as one of the most significant scientific breakthroughs in decades has created a flurry of media attention this week. Researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics say they’ve discovered our first direct proof of cosmic inflation – … Continue reading

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