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Swift Gets Better Picture Of Comet ISON
2013-03-29 18:59:21

Comet Pan-STARRS lit up our skies during March, but another comet is on its way that is expected to outshine it.

2012-10-03 10:15:00

Lowell Observatory recently announced plans for a new Library and Collections Center which will house the Observatory's extensive historical collections and provide much-needed library and office space for its growing science and support staff.

Large Monolithic Imager Snaps First Light Image
2012-09-20 19:28:12

The Large Monolithic Imager (LMI) recently took its first set of light images on Lowell's 4.3-m Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT).

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2011-06-24 08:11:33

The University of Arizona's College of Optical Sciences has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, or AURA, to polish the primary mirror for the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope, or ATST.

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2010-12-08 14:30:00

An international team of astronomers has discovered a fourth giant planet, HR 8799e, outside our solar system.

2010-11-26 00:01:50

From the collaboration between Lowell Observatory, the largest private, non-profit astronomical research institution in the United States, and Discovery Communications Inc. is accomplished the $44 Million Discovery Channel Research Telescope designed with progeCAD.

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2010-02-25 12:30:00

Lowell Observatory astronomer Deidre Hunter and her team studies small, diffuse galaxies to learn about star formation in those regions and, perhaps, shed light on the birth of the first stars after the Big Bang.

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2009-08-12 14:20:00

Ground-based telescope captures first visual images of storm clouds over the tropics of Saturn's largest moon.

2007-08-07 13:05:00

Scientists have discovered the universe's largest known planet, a giant ball made of mostly hydrogen that is 20 times larger than Earth and circling a star 1,400 light-years away.


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  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
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