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Woodstar Labs Welcomes New Wave of Cyber Analysts

Woodstar Labs, a subsidiary of AUI focused on cutting-edge-cybersecurity solutions, microelectronics, eLearning, and STEM education welcomes a new cohort of Cyber Analysts. Woodstar labs is excited to work with this talented group of young professionals as we continue to expand our capabilities and initiatives. Brendon Shao Brendon is our newest team member who joined Woodstar …

AUI Statement on Racial Equity

As the nation continues to mourn and respond to the unjust death of George Floyd, there is no doubt that violent race-related incidents and the subsequent protests and clashes are the most urgent need for us as a society to address. Further, to address them, we must acknowledge that these are just the latest incidents …

ALMA Discovers Massive Rotating Disk in Early Universe

In our 13.8 billion-year-old universe, most galaxies like our Milky Way form gradually, reaching their large mass relatively late. But a new discovery made with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)  of a massive rotating disk galaxy, seen when the universe was only ten percent of its current age, challenges the traditional models of galaxy …

Astronomers Discover New Class of Cosmic Explosions

Astronomers have found two objects that, added to a strange object discovered in 2018, constitute a new class of cosmic explosions. The new type of explosion shares some characteristics with supernova explosions of massive stars and with the explosions that generate gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), but still has distinctive differences from each. The saga began in …

2020 AUI Scholarship Winners

Below are the winners of the 2020 AUI Scholarship conducted by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. These students will each receive an award of $3,500 per year to aid in defraying expenses at the college or university of their choice. Lexington Miller Lexington is a senior at East River High School in Orlando, Florida, …

The Strange Orbits of ‘Tatooine’ Planetary Disks

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)  have found striking orbital geometries in protoplanetary disks around binary stars. While disks orbiting the most compact binary star systems share very nearly the same plane, disks encircling wide binaries have orbital planes that are severely tilted. These systems can teach us about planet formation in complex …

NRAO Grote Reber Fellow Thankful Cromartie Receives Prestigious Einstein Fellowship

Thankful Cromartie, a NRAO Grote Reber doctoral fellow at the University of Virginia’s Department of Astronomy, has received an Einstein Fellowship under the prestigious NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP). The program enables outstanding postdoctoral scientists to pursue independent astrophysical research. Each fellowship provides the awardee up to three years of support. The Einstein Fellowship is …

Something is Lurking in the Heart of Quasar 3C 279

Event Horizon Telescope Images of a Black-Hole Powered Jet One year ago, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration published the first image of a black hole in the nearby radio galaxy M 87. Now the collaboration has extracted new information from the EHT data on the distant quasar 3C 279: they observed the finest detail …

Astronomers Measure Wind Speed on a Brown Dwarf

Astronomers have used the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) and NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope to make the first measurement of wind speed on a brown dwarf — an object intermediate in mass between a planet and a star. Based on facts known about the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn in …

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