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Northwestern rocket to image supernova remnant

Project will study how the explosion spreads ‘star stuff’ throughout the galaxy

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Astronomy on Tap

Astronomy on Tap

Science Talks & Trivia at Chicago-area Pubs

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Stars determine their own masses

Stars determine their own masses

Simulations show why stars formed in different environments have similar masses

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Explosive neutron star merger captured for first time in millimeter light

Explosive neutron star merger captured for first time in millimeter light

Flash is one of the most energetic short-duration gamma-ray bursts ever observed

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Northwestern astrophysicists snag early time on James Webb Space Telescope

Northwestern astrophysicists snag early time on James Webb Space Telescope

Researchers will study star formation and chemical makeup of distant galaxies

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Social Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at CIERA

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