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Michael Shay and collaborators find surprising event in turbulent space
Scientists have discovered an entirely new magnetic phenomenon in the outer reaches of Earth’s magnetic field with the help of four NASA spacecraft, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.
A Much Bigger Sky for Delaware Astronomers
A new partnership with the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA) gives researchers and stargazers from the University of Delaware and nearby Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory access to three far-flung telescopes and the superior perspectives they offer on the night sky.
This car-size NASA spacecraft is hurtling closer to the sun than any mission before.
UD physicist William Matthaeus helped lay the foundation for the Parker Solar Probe.
Radio antennas for high-energy cosmic rays at the Pierre Auger Observatory.
In the background there is one of 1660 particle detectors forming the world's largest observatory for ultra-high-energy particles from space.
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Prof. Zachary W. Ulissi joined Carnegie Mellon University in 2016. He received his B.S. in Physics and B.E. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 2009, a Masters of Advanced Studies in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge in 2010, and a Ph.D.
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