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Posts Tagged ‘Space’

UA Robotics Team Advances in NASA Centennial Challenge

After winning one NASA robotics contest, a team of engineering and computer science students from The University of Alabama successfully completed the first leg of another high-profile NASA robotics contest.

For Second Straight Year, UA Engineering Students Win NASA Contest

Alabama Astrobotics took top prize at the NASA Robotic Mining Competition, besting student teams from 45 other institutions in the challenge to build a robot capable of navigating and excavating simulated Martian soil.

UA Engineering Students to Defend Title at NASA Contest, Tackle New Challenge

A team of students from The University of Alabama and Shelton State Community College will defend its title at one NASA robotics contest before tackling another contest.

Hubble Finds Phantom Objects Near Dead Quasars in UA Astronomer Initiated Project

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has photographed a set of wispy, goblin-green objects that are the ephemeral ghosts of quasars that flickered to life and then faded. A University of Alabama astronomer initiated the Hubble survey.

Chandra X-ray Telescope Images Gas Flowing Toward Black Hole in UA-Led Study

The flow of hot gas toward a black hole has been clearly imaged for the first time in X-rays. The observations from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, analyzed by University of Alabama astronomers, will help tackle two of the most fundamental problems in modern astrophysics.

Space Milestones Retrospect Set for April 12, 30 Years After First Shuttle Launch, Skyviewing at UA to Follow

On April 12, precisely 30 years after the first space shuttle launch, University of Alabama scientists with an interest in space will host a look back at human space flight and a look ahead to our post-space shuttle future – before leading visitors to the Gallalee Hall roof to peer through a telescope and remember what all the fuss is about.

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